Despite not being for another 4 months, some matches have already been heavily rumoured for AEW All In 2.
CM Punk v Kenny Omega is the biggest match that is rumoured to take place on the show, although other bouts like Saraya vs Jamie Hayter and Sting’s retirement match, could also take place on the show.
Current TNT Champion Wardlow has gone off the boil in recent weeks, due to some poor booking on the behalf of Tony Khan.
However, it is a long way until All In 2 in August, and there is a huge amount of time to build up Wardlow to a main event talent once again.
When he has some momentum, there were not be any bigger match (according to the man himself) than Wardlow vs Goldberg, hopefully at Wembley Stadium.
Wardlow vs Goldberg
Wardlow has been compared to Goldberg a lot in his wrestling career. He started similarly to Goldberg, winning his matches in quick and impressive fashion.
In a recent interview with Whatculture, Wardlow spoke about Goldberg, about how he met him behind the scenes.
He revealed that both men agreed they would love to see a Goldberg vs Wardlow match, with the bout rumoured to take place at All In 2, inside Wembley Stadium.
He claimed that “it does not get any bigger than Wardlow vs Goldberg”, despite the fact that it demonstrably does indeed get bigger than that.
Speaking to WhatCulture, Wardow said about Goldberg;
Goldberg did walk through just a minute ago and we exchanged words. I don’t know what’s happening behind the scenes but we both mutually agreed that if the opportunity comes, we would love to see who really is next.
Batista, Lesnar, Goldberg, I put those three in the same category of dream monster matches. I mean, we just heard Ward-low [chants], we haven’t heard that since Goldberg so I think Wardlow vs. Goldberg, man, it doesn’t get bigger than that. It does not get bigger than Wardlow vs. Goldberg.
If it comes down to Wardlow as the man to retire Goldberg, I can die peacefully.
Goldberg himself has spoken recently about his retirement, stating that he wantrs to wrestle four more matches in his career.
If one of those four could be against Wardlow in AEW, putting over the young star would go a huge way of making him a megastar in AEW.
However, knowing Goldberg, he would probably ask to win the match and kill the momentum of Wardlow, like he did to Bray Wyatt back in his days in the WWE.
Tony Khan fanned the flames of the Goldberg vs Wardlow rumours during the AEW Double or Nothing 2023 post show scrum.
When Adrian Hernandez from The Bet Las Vegas asked Tony Khan about a recent interview in which Adrian asked Tony about Goldberg, Hernandez asked if Khan had spoken to him since.
Khan went on to say how he has spoken to Goldberg in the past few weeks, but only revealed that they talked about family stuff.
He then said he couldn’t confirm exactly what he talked to Goldberg about, leading to more rumors about Goldberg wrestling Wardlow at All In.
“Yeah, I have talked to Bill. It wouldn’t be that unusual. I’ve talked to Bill when he’s not been under contract at times, and I have a good relationship with Bill. I have had a good conversation with him, but I’ve had a lot of great conversations with Bill. His family has done a lot of great things in Jacksonville, he’s related to the Wolfson family, who built the Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. Bill is a great former football star, I worked in football, and it’s a big part of my life. We have a lot in common and we have a lot of mutual friends, and I have a really good relationship with Bill. I like him a lot. As to what I’ve talked to him about, I would say that’s just between the two of us. It was a good chat. I like Bill a lot, he’s a great guy.”Tony Khan on Goldberg in AEW
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