WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg has been away from the company. It was on March 20 that Fightful Select reported that Goldberg was a free agent after his WWE contract expired at the end of 2022. This has fueled rumors an an AEW debut.
Goldberg made his return to WWE in 2016 and reignited his rivalry with Lesnar, defeating The Beast Incarnate at that year’s Survivor Series in very short order. Since that return, Goldberg has competed on another 11 occasions for the company, capturing the Universal Championship on two occasions.
The former WWE Universal Champion has been away from WWE. His last match took place at Elimination Chamber in February, when he had challenged Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. However, he was unsuccessful in his attempt. Now, Tony Khan has opened up on Goldberg potentially getting signed by AEW.
Tony Khan talks about possibly signing Goldberg
Speaking to Adrian Hernandez of The Bet Las Vegas & The Sporting Tribune, Tony Khan was asked about AEW’s potential interest in Goldberg now that he’s reportedly a free agent.
“I have a lot of respect for Bill. I think Bill Goldberg is a great professional athlete and has had a great career in pro wrestling and is a very nice person. He actually has a lot of ties around the Jacksonville community, his family is from Jacksonville and they’ve done so much great work in the community. There is a great hospital, the Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and Bill is related to the Wolfson family. They have done so much great work in this community and that’s partially how I’ve gotten to know Bill.”
“He’s a household name in pro wrestling and certainly, that’s interesting to hear that he is a free agent. It’s something to follow and he’s one of the biggest names in wrestling and certainly will be something else to keep an eye on for us. We have so many great wrestlers in AEW and so many exciting things happening in AEW week to week, that it’s always an exciting time. Bill is an exceptionally exciting name and one of the biggest names in the sport. Certainly, it’s a big thing for us to pay attention to. I would take notice of that and it is interesting,” he said.