The numerous titled opportunities that have been granted to Goldberg in recent years have made many turn up their noses. After facing off against Drew McIntyre at the Royal Rumble in early 2021, Bill made his umpteenth return to WWE in the post-pay-per-view episode of Raw Money in the Bank.
The former WCW star started a heated feud with then WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, which culminated in a clash between the two at SummerSlam. In the most anticipated event of the summer, Goldberg was defeated and his son Gage was brutally attacked by 'The All Mighty'
The Tulsa veteran promised him revenge in the following weeks, fueling a storyline full of long-distance verbal exchanges. The showdown between the two took place at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia, where Bill had one of the best performances of his career.
After the show, Goldberg revealed that his WWE contract includes just one more match. In the latest edition of his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff - who worked closely with Goldberg during his time at WCW - revealed some details about Bill's management.
Eric Bischoff opens up on Goldberg
"What was it like working with a superstar like Goldberg? It is not easy to give a precise answer to such a question. What I can say is that Bill was a very emotional and passionate guy, but he lacked experience when he joined WCW.
He felt quite uncomfortable in the professional wrestling environment," said Eric Bischoff. "If you take someone with a strong character and who puts a lot of pressure on themselves, but who lacks the confidence that comes from experience, you get a difficult athlete to manage" - confided the former president of WCW.
Goldberg commented positively on his performance in Saudi Arabia: “I didn't have a good record of events in Saudi Arabia before this year. A lot of people still had in mind what had happened with The Undertaker. I felt the need to redeem myself.
I feel in good shape and I think I can fight for a while." Big E revealed his desire to retire Goldberg during a recent interview with RN Pro Wrestling. "When I cut that nonsensical promo on our podcast, the likelihood to me was like 2.5% tops.
But now that I hold this dearly beloved WWE Championship, it's all possible. I would like to see that happen; that would be incredible. Imagine Goldberg's last match [against me]," stated Big E.