Goldberg wants the WWE to give him a retirement match

The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductee technically never retired from wrestling, which is why fans still hope to see him again.

WWE Hall of Famer, Bill Goldberg, otherwise more commonly known as just "Goldberg", can ride off into the sunset and be proud of his wrestling career. After a multi-decade-long career that saw him take both the WCW and the WWE by storm in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Goldberg was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of Class 2018.

Goldberg vs The Rock would be a dream match for any wrestling fan who grew up in the 90s and 2000s.

While we've seen Goldberg make a handful of appearances in recent years, including a loss to Reigns at last year's Elimination Chamber, the 56-year-old veteran believes that the WWE owes him one more match.

When speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Goldberg shared his sentiments about a potential retirement match, saying:

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.

Technically, Goldberg isn't saying that the WWE should give him a retirement match or run. We're pretty sure AEW has his number on speed dial if it needs a temporary boost in popularity and ratings, but fostering homegrown talent seems to be its priority at the moment.

With that said, it might be a while before either the WWE or the AEW extends Goldberg a new contract.

Bill Goldberg's entire thing has run its course in the WWE but the AEW could give him a shot.

Despite his thoughts, the WWE doesn't owe him a retirement match. The WWE gave him multiple chances in the past few years before his induction to have a proper career end. In particular, Goldberg's must-watch promo from Survivor Series 2016 until WrestleMania 33, which culminated in a rematch with Brock Lesnar, was the perfect setting to call curtains on his illustrious career.

Since then, Goldberg's matches have been terribly inconsistent. Specifically, his recent feuds against The Undertaker and Bray Wyatt failed to showcase his prowess.

Then again, who knows? The WWE has a handful of heavyweights right now, including the current rival of Lesnar, Omos, which he'll square off against at WrestleMania 39. Bron Breakker is also an interesting opponent. Plus, if we're talking about dream matches, The Rock still hasn't gotten Goldberg back for the final defeat of his original WWE run at Backlash 2003.

It'll be interesting to see how the WWE would handle a retirement match or run for Bill Goldberg.

So, while Goldberg is primed and ready to return to the ring, the WWE probably doesn't have plans for him for now.

Ray Ampoloquio
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