Goldberg last wrestled at the Elimination Chamber premium live event in February of 2022, but he has declared his in-ring career is not over, and that he hopes to wrestle a retirement match. Recently Goldberg was asked about potentially working with AEW during an appearance on 93.7 The Ticket, but he stated that he’s not keen on the product.

“I have talked to them a number of times throughout the past but this is where you’re going to get the most blunt answer you’re going to get from me: The product is too cheesy.”

Tony Khan was asked about Goldberg’s comments on The Superstar Crossover podcast and he confirmed that he has had talks with the former Universal Champion. Khan also noted that Goldberg’s recent comments don’t reflect what the Hall of Famer was saying during their conversations.

“Bill wanted to work here! I met with Bill several times. Bill was looking to work here. It’s funny because I had a bunch of really nice meetings with Bill and would have honestly been interested in doing something. Since you brought it up, I have a lot of respect for Bill but I was surprised by that because certainly that wasn’t what he said to me when he was talking to me about maybe working here at some point, which I’ve always been open to and I really like Bill. It’s all about timing and we’re doing a lot of exciting things here right now.”

Tony continued to say that his experiences with Goldberg had been positive when he added, “He’s entitled to his opinion but certainly when I’ve talked to him in-person several times, in-person and in zooms and phone calls, we’ve had very nice conversations and he hasn’t said that but it’s good to know that’s how he feels. Maybe that’s an opinion he holds now but certainly, in our past conversations he’s always been a very positive, nice guy.”