A former WWE superstar has expressed in wrestling Bill Goldberg while also naming what companies might be interested in promoting that match.
At the age of 57 years old, Bill Goldberg likely doesn’t have too many matches left in him, but the WWE Hall of Famer has expressed a desire to have at least one more match.
Matt Riddle is a former WWE superstar who at one point infuriated Goldberg with comments he made. They may not have been “bro” friends, but in the pro wrestling business, any two people can have a match at any time.
Now that he’s no longer part of WWE after being released in September 2023, Matt Riddle mentioned the possibility of facing Goldberg in a match during a virtual signing for Signed By Superstars. While talking about the match, Riddle also suggested that some non-WWE wrestling companies might want to have the match.
“You know, I don’t wanna give too much but I personally would love to work William (Goldberg). I think me and Goldberg would be a great match.”
“I think I could get something out of him that people haven’t seen in years and I think it’d be great for business. I know it’d be really great for me, but at the end of the day, you can’t — you know, if he wants to do it, he’ll do it. If he needs to do it, he’ll do it and I mean there’s a couple places we could do that. I would imagine maybe an AEW, maybe a TNA, maybe a New Japan but if it was gonna happen, it’d probably be AEW.”
Why Is Goldberg So Angry At Vince McMahon?
According to Goldberg, Vince McMahon promised him one more match for his retirement, but it never happened in WWE.
“Vince is like Dana White. He’s the big boss and he makes everything happen, and in all honesty, he gave me the opportunity to put my wife and son on the front row and gave me the ability to perform again in front of them. So, I owe him everything, until we went to Saudi Arabia and he asked me to put Roman Reigns over, and I had COVID. I remember calling him from my house and said, ‘Listen, here is the deal. I’ll do it if you give me a retirement match.’”
“I did what he asked. As a performer, I was 56 years old. As a human being, you’re conscientious about how you look in a bathing suit, especially two months prior to being in that bathing suit, you couldn’t work out because you had COVID. I put myself in a horribly sh*tty situation to get what I wanted to, but to satiate him and give him what he wanted. Problem is, he never held up his bargain. Vince is a piece of sh*t as far as I’m concerned.”
The match Goldberg mentioned against Reigns was in February 2022. By July 2022, Vince McMahon was retired and in 2023, after a comeback earlier in the year, he was removed from the creative process. That’s likely a big reason why the deal wasn’t honored on Vince’s end since he was no longer in a position to honor it.