On the latest episode of his “83 Weeks” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff discussed Goldberg potentially going on a four-city retirement tour.
Goldberg, a formal Universal Champion, recently expressed his desire to do a retirement tour since he didn’t get the retirement match that Vince McMahon allegedly promised to give him in WWE.
Bischoff stated that he wouldn’t entertain the idea as a promoter despite having a working relationship with Goldberg in the past.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the potential retirement tour: “Well, I don’t know the details of it, so it’s hard to really have an opinion. Couple of scenarios. One scenario is he’s working with an established credible, well-funded tour promoter. That can execute on that. If that’s the case and Bill’s got a roster of people that he likes being around that like working with Bill and are anxious to do that to her, I think it could be fantastic. Especially going to places like, you know, I’d like. If I could afford it, I’d fly to Jerusalem to see that match. You know what I mean? That’s cool. I like that. Again, if he’s got the right promoter, if it’s really well funded and they’ve managed their expectations. And he’s got the right roster to follow him around the globe. Have at it. If he’s doing it, and I imagine he’s doing it for fun, he may want to take his son. You know on that tour his wife and son and be a part of that one last time.”
On why he wouldn’t get involved: “I think it could be really good. I think it can also be a f**king nightmare. I wouldn’t touch that with a 10-foot pole, but that’s just me, you know Bill, again, it all depends on the critical issue. Is it? Does he have the right promoting partner? Involved with the right promoter and that’s why I said well funded as well inexperience with the right connections. Manage your expectations going into that, because you don’t have, there’s so many variables. There’s a lot of variables you don’t have any control over when you’re promoting here in the United States with the company that you’ve been working with for a long time. There’s always variables. There’s travel, there’s a million things that could go wrong, injuries and creative issues. But once you step away from that and now you’re putting everything in the hands of people that you’ve never worked with before. Just be really, really thorough and be really careful because there’s so many variables you have no control over that can go bad in a hurry.”