An update has been provided regarding the contract status of Bill Goldberg in WWE.
It was earlier this week when WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg did an interview saying WWE “owed him one” regarding one more match in a WWE ring.
This is what the former WWE Universal Champion told Sports Illustrated regarding his potential wrestling future.
“You never say never, especially in wrestling, and they owe me one. That’s all I can say. I made a deal with the devil and I did my job, and they owe me a retirement match. At the end of the day, at 56, it’s not something where I’m sitting by the phone waiting for a call. I’ve got a few ideas of how to do it on my own, possibly in Israel. So never say never.”
After his surprising win over Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2016, Bill wrestled three matches in WWE in 2017 including a Universal Title win over Kevin Owens, which led to Lesnar winning the rematch against Goldberg.
In 2019, Goldberg wrestled two matches just like he did in 2020, then three matches in 2021 and a final match at Elimination Chamber 2022. That last WWE match for the former World Heavyweight Champion was a Universal Championship match loss to Roman Reigns.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer provided this update on Goldberg’s current WWE contract status.
“WWE doesn’t owe Goldberg any more matches on the very lucrative deal he signed, but the time frame for the contract hasn’t expired, so he can’t work anywhere else.”
During Goldberg’s interview with SI, he also praised Paul Heyman with Meltzer noting that Paul “works with Reigns and the Bloodline and on all their angles, as well as Lesnar, Rousey and Goldberg, as well as the people all of them, are programmed with.”
This is what Goldberg said about Heyman to Sports Illustrated:
“Paul’s amazing. It’s hard to believe that one person could have such a tremendous effect on the business, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera, but that’s Paul Heyman. He’s a gem; he really is. He knows the craft up and down, inside and out. I’m greatly appreciative to have been part of his plan.”
While in WWE from 2003 to 2004 and 2016 until 2022, Goldberg is a three-time WWE World Champion, he also won the WCW World Title in 1998 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.