Goldberg’s WWE Retirement Plans Were Changed
There are some more details about what WWE had planned for Bill Goldberg’s retirement and how Vince McMahon’s “retirement” changed things around.
The WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg would like to have a retirement match, but it may not happen in WWE. Since Goldberg’s deal with WWE is apparently expired now, there are rumors that the retirement match could take place somewhere outside of WWE.
Since his return to the company in 2016, Goldberg has been a WWE guy. Goldberg’s last match in WWE was a loss against Roman Reigns at Elimination Chamber 2022.
Earlier this week, we ran these comments from Goldberg about how he had a handshake deal with Vince McMahon about his retirement match.
“I’ll stop the rumor mill right now. The reason the rumors are out there is because Vince McMahon and I had a handshake understanding that after the Roman Reigns match that I would have a proper retirement match. And that hasn’t come to fruition through them and therefore…nobody puts a stamp on my career. Nobody tells me when I’m done. Period.”
“End of story. When somebody tells me that, I kind of like to fight against it. I like to do things my own way. I go out my own way, and I certainly don’t go out under Roman Reigns three weeks after I have COVID  and agreed to do a match.”
On the Mat Men Podcast, Andrew Zarian reported that WWE had a plan for a final Goldberg match, but then Vince McMahon retired in July 2022 and that plan changed.
“This story is interesting because Vince [McMahon] told him that he could have a proper retirement in the company and Paul Heyman was working on it. Apparently the idea was good. He liked Heyman’s idea, and Vince’s scandal happened and it put the kibosh on everything.”
“Same time this was happening you heard the story that Brock was p*ssed off, Brock left, then the TV-14 stuff was going on.”
In other Goldberg news, we learned recently that he was paid at least $2 million for every WWE match he had in Saudi Arabia, which is a massive figure that shows he was paid very well during his WWE run.