This announcement from late last week is making the rounds of the wrestle web, with tantalizing headlines like “Goldberg booked for non-WWE appearances after WrestleMania!”
It is with the GREATEST of pleasures that we say....GLASGOW...MANCHESTER....LONDON....@Goldberg says....YOU'RE NEXT!!! pic.twitter.com/WJeFYKKyVA— Inside The Ropes (@Inside_TheRopes) February 3, 2017
Technically, that’s accurate. Doing three one-man shows in the United Kingdom this Summer is working bookings outside WWE after the company’s biggest event of the year in Orlando on April 2.
But these late June/early July speaking engagements don’t really provide us with any other clues about his future, other than he’s going to England and Scotland for a week. They definitely wouldn’t stop him from being available to show up and address the fallout of his WrestleMania 33 match - rumored to be a Universal title fight against Brock Lesnar.
Goldberg is working a lot of Monday nights between now and Mania, which is supposed to be the last event on his current three pay-per-view (PPV) deal with Vince McMahon, but not all of them. If he and the Chairman decide to keep him around after April 2 in the same part-time capacity he’s been used in since he returned last Fall, being away for a week or so wouldn’t be an issue.
If Bill is still happy and Vince thinks he still has stories to tell, and money to make, with the WCW legend, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him join the Lesnars and Triple H’s of the world as big names WWE trots out for their biggest shows.
Would that interest you, Cagesiders? Or would you rather he move on from WWE and make things like “An Evening with Goldberg” his primary business?