Goldberg only has one contracted match left to fulfil on his current WWE contract. The Hall of Famer spoke with Ring Rules while in Saudi Arabia to promote his No Holds Barred match with Bobby Lashley. During the interview, which was uploaded on October 27th, Goldberg has stated the following in regards to future matches:
“I still feel as though I can wrestle. I still feel as though I can entertain. I have one more after this match, I have one more match on my contract and that’s it.”
Goldberg is contracted by WWE to wrestle twice in a calendar year. However, in 2021 the Hall of Famer has wrestled in 3 matches. At the Royal Rumble, Goldberg challenged then WWE Champion Drew McIntyre for the top title in WWE, which saw the Scottish Warrior pick up the victory. The second match saw Goldberg once again challenge for the WWE Championship, but this time against Bobby Lashley at SummerSlam 2021. After the SummerSlam match, Goldberg’s son Gage came to the ring, but was attacked by Bobby Lashley. This lead to a third match at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia, where Goldberg was able to get revenge on Lashley.
In previous interviews, Goldberg has stated that his contract runs until 2022, along with the 2 matches a year clause. However, there is still the possibility that the 54 year old may resign with WWE for future matches. It should be noted that in this same interview, Goldberg has not ruled out wrestling beyond 2022:
“We’ll see what happens. You never know.”
The former WCW and Universal Champion has been used in attraction matches since his return to WWE in 2016. These have ranged to quick squash matches or challenging for the top title with mixed results. One of Goldberg’s best matches since his return was at WrestleMania 33 against Brock Lesnar. Both Goldberg and The Beast wanted to put on a better match than their universally criticised first encounter at WrestleMania 20. The near unanimous decision was that their WrestleMania 33 match was a vast improvement.
Ht/t to Cultaholic for use of transcriptions.
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