WWE legend Goldberg, 56, eyes up retirement tour after 'proper' farewell plans got nixed

Goldberg expected to be given a ‘proper’ retirement match (Picture: WWE)

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Goldberg expected to be given a ‘proper’ retirement match (Picture: WWE)

Goldberg is considering self promoting his own retirement tour and claimed plans for a ‘proper’ WWE farewell never came to fruition.

The Hall of Famer’s most recent match came in a loss to current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at Elimination Chamber in February 2022, and he has insisted he had a ‘handshake understanding’ that he would have one last match to hang up his boots.

Speaking to 93.7 The Ticket, he said: ‘The reason why these rumours are out there is because Vince McMahon and I had a handshake understanding that after the Roman Reigns match, I would have a proper retirement match and that hasn’t come to fruition through them.

‘And so therefore, nobody puts a stamp on my career, nobody tells me when I’m done, period, end of story.

‘And when somebody tells me that, I kind of like to fight against it. I like to do things my own way and I go out my own way and I certainly don’t go out under Roman Reigns three weeks after I have COVID and agreed to a match.’

There were reports earlier this year that Goldberg was a free agent after his WWE contract expired, and there doesn’t appear to be any plans for a retirement match in the company.

His last match was a loss to Roman Reigns in Saudi Arabia (Picture: Amer Hilabi/AFP via Getty Images)

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His last match was a loss to Roman Reigns in Saudi Arabia (Picture: Amer Hilabi/AFP via Getty Images)

Instead, the 56-year-old star is debating organising his own ‘four city world tour’ as a way for him to give his in-ring persona ‘a proper send-off’.

He explained that he is in a position where he can feasibly put something together and insisted he isn’t intending to hang up his boots until he’s done so.

‘So, if I go on a world tour and promote it myself, that’s a possibility. Hey, I’m a businessman and I’m fortunately in the position, I firmly believe, to where I can still make it happen,’ he said.

‘At the end of the day, like I said, I do believe that my character deserves a proper send-off and until that happens, I don’t believe I’m hanging them up. So, anything and everything is an option.

‘I’m very much leaning toward promoting it myself and doing a four city world tour. So, let the rumour mill start up after that.’

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