By all appearances, Bill Goldberg’s retirement match took place at WrestleMania 33. WWE fans were under the impression that he was ending his wrestling career for good after dropping the WWE Universal Title to Brock Lesnar on the grandest stage of them all. It’s only been four months, but wrestling fans still have a few questions about Goldberg’s future in WWE. However, they also have to consider his future outside as well.
Recently, there has been speculation about Goldberg hanging up his boots for good because he’s looking to begin a career in racing, The door is still very much open for him to return to WWE for more matches in the future, but no one would be shocked if we’ve seen the last of him as a wrestler for WWE. That doesn’t mean Bill Goldberg is done wrestling because there are several other promotions who would pay him for a match.
Nothing is confirmed, but Maryland Championship Wrestling made an announcement today that Goldberg will be headlining the promotion’s “Tribute to the Legends” event that is scheduled for September 30. As of this writing, Goldberg is not announced for a match. However, that could definitely change over the next few months. If nothing else, the former WWE Universal Champion is being featured for another promotion.
Bill Goldberg departed WWE on good terms in April, but he is only signed to a merchandising deal with the company right now. Aside from a WWE Hall of Fame induction, there do not seem to be any potential plans for him to make appearances on WWE programming for the foreseeable future. Goldberg wanted to share a run in WWE with his family, which he has done. He could continue to wrestle outside of WWE if he wanted.
However, the WWE Universe may not appreciate that from Goldberg. Towards the end of his WWE run, the fans were beginning to turn against him. His strong booking and Universal Title reign rubbed a lot of WWE fans the wrong way. Many people viewed his match at WrestleMania 33 as his last. Those same people may not appreciate him wrestling outside of WWE after “ending” his career on the grandest stage of them all.
Of course, the choice is up to Bill Goldberg. His involvement in the MCW event in September does not mean he is required to wrestle, but he will likely have the option to do so. Wrestling fans will be speculating about that until the event. For now, the most we know is Bill Goldberg will be at the event on Septemeber 30th.
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