Eric Bischoff says that if he was Bill Goldberg's agent, he would tell him it is time to hang it up.
In 1997, while Eric Bischoff was at the helm of World Championship Wrestling, the once-in-a-lifetime athlete that is Bill Goldberg made his debut on WCW Monday Nitro. Fast forward 23 years, Bill Goldberg just defended the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 36 against Braun Strowman.
While Goldberg may not be as critically acclaimed as he was in 1998, he has certainly maintained a legacy as an attraction in wrestling.
Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff answered a fan question regarding whether or not Bill Goldberg should retire from wrestling permanently. Eric Bischoff said that while it may be a hard decision due to the money that is being made, he feels Bill Goldberg should go out on a high note.
“[I think Goldberg's recent run in WWE will help his legacy],” Bischoff began. “I think Bill at the end of the day is going to be known for his entrance,his spear, and his jackhammer. Nobody's gonna look at Bill Goldberg and put him in the same category as a Ricky Steamboat or Ric Flair. It's not gonna happen. It was never his goal. It was never his style. It Was never his intention. Bill Goldberg was an attraction.”
Eric continued, “I don't think it's going to hurt him at all, his last run on. Let's face it, his most recent run is coming at the very tail end of his career, for crying out loud. He's not thirty-five years old. You know, I think the fact that he's in WWE, the fact that he's still performing in WWE, as recently as, you know, this weekend, I think only enhances his legacy.
“I think if Bill were to go to someone close to him who is objective and say, ‘what do you think? Time to hang it up Should I go out on a high note or should I keep cashing these checks?’ Unless I need the checks, I'd go out on the high note.”
Bill Goldberg entered the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018 and has made sporadic appearances since then.
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