Golderg To Retire With Last Match In Jerusalem Involving Sting

Hamish Woodward

Bill Goldberg’s career will finally come to an end with a star-studded show in Jerusalem, in Israel.

The former WCW Champion is one of the most famous Jewish wrestlers, so it is fitting he would end his career in Israel.

He had been promised a big-money retirement match by Vince McMahon, but those plans were nixed after McMahon’s removal as Chairman in 2022.

Goldberg last wrestled against Roman Reigns at Elimination Chamber 2022, before his WWE contract expired.

With rumors of him appearing at All In for AEW being egged on by Tony Khan, fans are waiting patiently to see who Goldberg’s last match will be against.

Veteran promoter Rick Bassman is planning a super show in Jerusalem, with Goldberg’s retirement match being the main selling point for the match.

Also in talks to appear is Sting, who is also rumored to be retiring from wrestling in 2023.

In a new interview with Nick Hausman for Haus of Wrestling, Rick Bassman said;

“First of all, I’m actively in touch with Bill, I’m working on a date right now,” he began. “I don’t promote much these days but every now and then, something fun comes up, and it’s worth diving into. So working on a date in Jerusalem, Israel for September of this year. And that would involve, potentially, both Goldberg and Sting. And then on the whole ladder, you have the AEW clearance issues, of course. So that’s something that I really hope to put together.

“Now, only because I’ve been in touch actively with Bill, and then also with his agent, Barry Bloom, who is a long-time good friend. They are working on exactly what you described. But to my knowledge, it still needs to all be nailed down. That said, I would not be surprised to see Bill end up back in WWE for something massive.”

Goldberg’s final match could be a rematch against Sting. The pair wrestled each other in WCW multiple times during the peak of the Monday Night Wars.

A new report from Fightful Select has revealed that more ex-WWE Superstars have been approached about the show, including WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam and Ruthless Aggression era stars John Morrison (Johnny Elite in AEW) and Chris Masters.

This event comes on the heels of the wildly successful event promoting Ric Flair‘s final match in wrestling.

The 74-year-old teamed with Andrade to take on Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal last year, finally putting an end to his legendary career in wrestling.

Ricky Steamboat also did a similar thing, teaming with FTR in his final match. This has started a trend in wrestling, with legends like DDP and Hulk Hogan both contacted by Conrad Thompson for further “Last Match” events.

Goldberg is rumored to be wrestling his retirement match at AEW All In, taking on former TNT Champion in what some have called a “dream match”.

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