Goldberg Would Be “Interesting” Signing For AEW, Not ROH

Hamish Woodward

Tony Khan has ruled out the chance of signing Bill Goldberg to the Ring of Honor roster, but pondered the opportunity to sign him for All Elite Wrestling.

AEW has been a home to legends of the ring, utilising top talent like Sting, Christian Cage, Chris Jericho and many more in their later years.

Goldberg is now 56 years old, and many would presume he is retired, afte recently being released by the WWE. However, never say never in pro-wrestling.

In the post-show press conference, AEW/ROH President Tony Khan revealed that he will not be signing Goldberg to ROH, noting that the budget for the company would not allow it.

However, he did not rule out signing the former WCW and Universal Champion to a deal with AEW. Goldberg would not be the first legend signed by the company, but the WWE Hall of Famer would be a contentious choice by the fans.

For a company built on long, workrate-based matches, he may not be a great fit for All Elite Wrestling. However, the immense star power possessed by the WCW legend could be enough to sway Tony Khan to sign him to a new deal.

Speaking at the ROH Supercard of Honor Post Show Media Scrum, Tony Khan said this about Goldberg potentially signing for AEW.

“Goldberg in Ring of Honor is never going to happen. However, I do think that [Goldberg acquisition] would be interesting for AEW. That is another great example of the differences between AEW and Ring of Honor. AEW has a bigger budget, but I try to take the production values of AEW and use some of the synergies so ROH can leverage AEW’s great production team and assets.

“But, at the same time, it’s also great for AEW to develop young wrestlers, to have some of the top stars come here [to ROH] and represent that company. At the same time, there are things I would do in AEW that are more expensive.

There are things in ROH that are more catered to a hardcore fanbase. I know we can bring in wrestlers that people will be excited to see, but that might not necessarily translate to a huge Neilsen rating. Although ROH has done record live gates and revenue over the past year or so, I don’t want to do something out of character [by bringing in Goldberg].”

You can watch the full ROH Supercard of Honor Post Show Media Scrum down below.

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