• Why Vince McMahon Didn’t Book Goldberg In A Retirement Match
During an interview on 93.7 The Ticket, Goldberg revealed that he had a handshake agreement with Vince McMahon about a retirement match.
Below is what he said:
“I’ll stop the rumor mill right now. The reason the rumors are out there is because Vince McMahon and I had a handshake understanding that after the Roman Reigns match that I would have a proper retirement match. And that hasn’t come to fruition through them and therefore… nobody puts a stamp on my career.
Nobody tells me when I’m done. Period. End of story. When somebody tells me that, I kind of like to fight against it. I like to do things my own way. I go out my own way, and I certainly don’t go out under Roman Reigns 3 weeks after I have COVID and agreed to do a match.
If I go on a world tour and promote it myself, that’s a possibility. Hey, I’m a businessman, and I’m fortunately, you know, in the position I firmly believe to where I can still make it happen.
At the end of the day, like I said, I do believe that my character deserves a proper send-off. Until that happens man, I don’t believe I’m hanging them up, you know.
Anything and everything is an option. I’m very much leaning towards promoting it myself and doing a four-city world tour. So, let the rumor mill start up after that.”
According to RSN, Paul Heyman pitched a Goldberg retirement storyline to Vince last year, but all discussions stopped when the hush money scandal came out:
“The last time anyone pitched an angle for Goldberg involved a retirement story that Paul Heyman wanted to do. It seems like that idea was dropped as other things took priority.
The last idea we heard about Goldberg was a Heyman pitch that Vince said he liked about a Goldberg retirement, and it was never discussed once the scandal started getting deep.”
Now, Triple H is the Head of Creative in WWE. Currently, there are no plans for a Goldberg retirement match.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 20, 2002) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2002’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
The Godfather vs. Val Venis
Christian vs. Funaki
Hugh Morrus vs. Lance Storm