The contract between Goldberg and WWE allows him to step into the ring a couple of times a year. His first official fight in 2021 went on file with a defeat at the hands of then WWE Champion Drew McIntyre at the Royal Rumble.
For the moment, it is not yet clear when his next match will be staged. Speaking to Dan Mirade for 'Boston Wrestling MWF', John Cena Sr. recently analyzed Bill's future in the world of wrestling. According to the father of 16 times world champion John Cena, the former Universal champion deserves a better farewell than that reserved for Kurt Angle.
In 2019, the latter lost to Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35, ending his legendary career. His last opponent should have been John Cena at WrestleMania 36, but the former Olympic gold medalist decided to stop early.
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"Let him go out of the scene in a brilliant way" - said John Cena Sr. “They've already made a mistake with Kurt Angle, don't do it again, it would be sensational. Give him the shine he deserves and fill him with glory.
Goldberg has earned it, so you need to plan his farewell in the right way. I believe that he should have a last stint in WWE between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, and then announce his retirement at WrestleMania 38" - he added.
Bill's statements were not always welcomed by the WWE Universe. "He is a good friend, even if I don't always agree with what he does or says. I think the same goes for him with me, but we're still friends. I've never had any serious arguments with Bill.
We have met several times over the years, he is a great guy and a great wrestler," clarified John Cena Sr. Just to cite an example, the Raw Riddle superstar never hid his aversion to Goldberg, accused several times of being disrespectful to his colleagues.
Goldberg may just be the most polarizing superstar in WWE history. While it is certain that he has a vast contingent of fans, not everyone is a fan of his blink-and-you-miss-it match style. Despite his incredible 173-0 record in WCW, Goldberg could not translate the momentum of his first run into a successful WWE stint, at least the first time around.
He made a valiant return in 2016 and since then has been a part-time fixture on WWE television/pay-per-view events. We last saw Goldberg put Drew McIntyre over at the 2021 Royal Rumble pay-per-view.