WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg returned to WWE in 2016 after a hiatus of more than 12 years from the company. He decimated Brock Lesnar in a squash match at Survivor 2016 and then win the Universal Championship against Kevin Owens in 2017. He defended his title against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33 in one of the show’s main events. As revealed by his contract, Vince McMahon can only have him compete in one more match every year, so it needs to be meaningful. It was rumored to be the last match of his contract, so it may be his retirement match. Goldberg’s sad problem with Edge was also recently revealed.
He had two matches against Bobby Lashley at WWE SummerSlam and then WWE Crown Jewel on October 21st, 2021 in Saudi Arabia respectively. Goldberg beat Lashley in the second match. Since then, the WWE Hall Of Famer has been absent from WWE television.
Goldberg squared off against Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at the WWE Elimination Chamber event in Saudi Arabia on February 19th. The Tribal Chief ended up winning the match as well.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AJ Styles’ new WWE contract will see him earning as much as Goldberg, which is $3 million every year.
If the number is correct, it would put Styles in the top echelon when it comes to the money behind Lesnar, Reigns, Rousey, and Orton that we know of and Edge, Goldberg and it is believed Miz are the guys right underneath the top four that he’d be at the same level with. Owens was believed to be the next highest guy but if this number is accurate it would be above what Owens just signed for.
During an appearance on the CarCast podcast, the former WWE Universal Champion proclaimed that he was struck with the virus that caused the global pandemic when WWE called for him to face Roman Reigns at WWE Elimination Chamber. Credit to Wrestling Inc for the below.
“Not only do a plethora of people understand what the outcome will most likely be [in regards to his match with Roman Reigns], but, you know, I only had an extremely short period to get ready for it,” Goldberg explained. “You know, I hadn’t trained in three months. I have the virus when I get the phone call to go. I had two weeks in the gym to get ready for this.