Former WWE Universal champion Bill Goldberg is reportedly considering a retirement fight in Israel. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Goldberg mentioned that he still has a retirement match owed to him and wants to celebrate it in Israel.
“Never say never, especially in wrestling and I’m owed one. That’s all I can say. I made a deal with the WWE and I did my part and they owe me a retirement match. At 56 I’m not here to sit and wait until the phone rings. I have a couple of ideas on how to do it on my own, possibly in Israel. Never say never.” H/T Fightful
Goldberg’s desire to fight in Israel stems from his Jewish roots. He had previously declined to wrestle during Jewish holidays and refused to fight in Germany during his time at WCW.
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Goldberg has been one of the most iconic wrestlers in WCW, and he later won the World Heavyweight Championship after joining WWE in 2003. Despite leaving the company in 2004, Goldberg made a comeback in 2016 and had a notable rivalry with Brock Lesnar, culminating in a WrestleMania match.
Since then, Goldberg has signed contracts with WWE for a few matches each year, appearing in events like WrestleMania and those held in Saudi Arabia. His last match was at Elimination Chamber in 2022, where he was defeated by Roman Reigns in a Universal Championship match.
With his retirement match still owed, Goldberg is keen on the idea of celebrating it in Israel. While he hasn’t announced his next appearance, fans of the wrestler eagerly await news of his next move.