On Friday’s episode of SmackDown, Goldberg made his way back WWE TV to confront “The Head Of The Table” Roman Reigns and challenge him for his title at the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event in Saudi Arabia.
In the past, it has been known that The Saudi’s favor older acts as that’s who they have grown up watching. Now that many acts from a past gone era have either retired or moved on from WWE, re-signing an act like Goldberg may help for future shows in Saudi Arabia.
Dave Meltzer discussed what that might mean for Goldberg’s future on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio.
“I’ve not heard him re-signing. I would expect that they would re-sign him. They’re not going to put the title on him unless he re-signs, I’m sure of that… I could see the argument because of being so high not to re-sign him, but I just sense that they probably will. One, to keep him away from the opposition, and the other, because they can afford to do it… Again, like the Saudis. There’s not too many guys from that era left. In fact, there’s just about nobody. Sting is. But, the people there, they want those 90s guys because that’s who they grew up on and that’s who the real wrestlers are to them.
You can’t really… I guess they could bring Hogan back. They brought him there one year. But, they want that nostalgia stuff. The old stuff. And Bill looks enough like Bill Goldberg to pull it off and, so, just for that, he’s that attraction if they want. WWE, I mean, the reality is, WWE is that they have all these guys under contract that are good wrestlers and the only time that they get… They never do programs with them that really get over other than Reigns and Lesnar as the exception. But, for the most part, just go in there and stuff doesn’t really get over [in Saudi Arabia], so you rely on the nostalgia acts. And they’re running low on them. And Bill is one of the last ones. Undertaker’s done. Shawn Michaels isn’t going to wrestle again. Paul Levesque… I can’t imagine Paul Levesque would wrestle again. He may, I mean… I don’t want to say it would surprise me because nothing surprises me.
But… I can’t see it. You got Brock and Ronda, but the more they’re around the less special they’ll be. So Goldberg, the one thing with Goldberg is he’s never going to work more than one or two matches a year.”
Goldberg is said to have only a match or two left on his current contract, so we will have to wait and see if WWE does plan on re-signing the Hall Of Famer.
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