The reports about Goldberg's WWE contract expiring after his encounter against Roman Reigns at the Elimination Chamber were rampant a few months ago.
Goldberg said in an interview shortly before facing Bobby Lashley for the WWE title at SummerSlam last year that he only had a few bouts remaining on his WWE contract. Before calling his quits, he said that he would love to work with Roman Reigns or John Cena.
So he got his desire. After facing Lashley again at Crown Jewel last year, he fought Reigns for the Universal title at Elimination Chamber just Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, in Saudi Arabia. He fell short as he was choked out in the opening bout on the main program.
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So, according to the individual himself, he’s completed his transaction. In the days preceding up to the match, he intimated on Instagram that this may be his last:
Despite all of this, and despite that message, he told SI only last month that he’s open to another deal:
“I’m focused on what’s next. If they want to come back to me with something, we’ll talk. You never know what the future holds.”
WWE has gone back to the well so many times that it’s difficult to think they won’t do it again as long as he’s willing and able. But, for the time being, it seems that Goldberg has left the organization.
According to many media sources, WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg is officially a free agent after his Elimination Chamber fight against WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Goldberg was defeated by Reigns in the pay-per-view event after the latter locked in a guillotine choke.
It was widely speculated before the battle that the fight against Reigns would be his last since he had just one bout remaining on his current WWE contract. Then, on the eve of the PPV, Goldberg uploaded a video in which he said that his match with Reigns may be his last in WWE.
This, however, may not be the end of the road for the 55-year-old, as he has already said that he would be open to a new deal with WWE. In a January interview with Sports Illustrated, Goldberg said, “I’m focused on what’s next.” We’ll chat if they want to come back to me with anything. “You never know what the future has in store for you.”
Even if it is not with the WWE, Goldberg is now a free agent and may work for any organisation.