Latest update on Goldberg's future
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 1971
Goldberg's contract with WWE is for two matches a year and will expire in 2023. However, the WWE Hall of Famer - which fought three times in 2021 (once against Drew McIntyre and twice against Bobby Lashley) - revealed that he has only one more match left to play.
Bill did not rule out a possible extension of his current deal with WWE, having shown he can still perform at the highest level. His performance on Crown Jewel was one of the best of his entire career, a sensation that found a response from the public and the insiders.
The former WCW star has played five matches in the past two years, including four for the world title. In a long conversation on Sportskeeda's microphones, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo revealed that Austin Theory would be the ideal candidate to beat Goldberg in his latest fight.
In Diamond Dallas Page's opinion, Roman Reigns should be the one to end Bill's legendary career.
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“A Roman Reigns victory over Goldberg wouldn't have all this great significance, at least from my point of view.
Furthermore, the 'Tribal Chief' does not need such a boost, his career in WWE is already booming" - analyzed Russo. "I would give this chance to a guy in whom the company is investing in the future. The first name that comes to mind is Austin Theory” - he added.
Theory has received a nice push on Raw in the past few weeks, having taken part in several segments with Vince McMahon. Russo did not like the interactions between the two very much: “Vince looks like a father dealing with a five-year-old boy.
Austin looks like a small child who has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Should I believe that a character who has let himself be slapped by a 76-year-old is terrifying in the ring?" - he commented. Ric Flair recently drew parallels between Lex Luger and Goldberg on a recent episode of the Wooooo Nation Uncensored show.
"He worked hard at a time when the business was tough. He put his time in, and he was put in a tough position. I got heat with other guys because I would take all these press slam and stuff, but he couldn't do a lot of other stuff because like Goldberg - in a different way - he didn't have the opportunity to learn.
Because he looked so good, they (promoters) go, 'Sh*t, you're going to be in the main event next week,'" said Flair.