Tony Khan Has Had “Nice Conversations” With Goldberg


Although nothing is certain if or when he would appear, Tony Khan has admitted to having discussions with Goldberg about AEW.

After his WWE contract ended, there was plenty of talk about where Goldberg may lace up his boots again. There has even been plenty of discussion from the man himself about running a retirement tour himself, touring the world on a select few dates.

However, some of the obvious money will have been on him making a move to Tony Khan’s AEW. Whilst there are no doubt plenty of opportunities where it would be logical to bring him in, some have suggested that he may be Sting and Darby Allin’s surprise partner for Forbidden Door.

As part of the media call ahead of the joint AEW and NJPW showpiece, Tony Khan admitted that he’s had “nice discussions” with Goldberg, but wouldn’t reveal how far they’d gone or whether he feels he’d fit the bill for that match.

I have had nice conversations with Bill about being involved with AEW at times. It’s a good thought. I don’t know if it would be the perfect fit for who Sting and Darby are going to bring to Collision this weekend, but I also want to leave all the doors open for them and their partner for Forbidden Door. It would ideally be somebody that would step in and be a good fit for the Forbidden Door show. Bill Goldberg is a legend in pro wrestling, one of the biggest names in the sport, and I have certainly had nice conversations with him at times.

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Continuing on, Khan acknowledged that Goldberg had competed for New Japan in the past, once again re-iterating their discussions, but also speculated that it could be another big NJPW name.

As for who Sting and Darby bring in this weekend, there have been a lot of guesses, and a lot of them have been more in line with New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s biggest names. Goldberg has gone over and competed in New Japan too. I’ve had nice talks with Bill about doing things with AEW, and that’s probably all I can say.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.