WWE has announced the return of Goldberg that left the pro-wrestling fans quite shocked. He is coming back to compete in the Saudi Arabia show set for June 7th which will be the first 2019 global PPV. With the former WCW franchise returning, all eyes should be on him in that night. Even prior to that, he is set to make few appearances on either Raw or Smackdown garnering more views.

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This is one of the biggest reason why WWE decided to sign back the old school name even after his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame. His appearance could certainly turn out to be a reason why most of the older fans could tune into WWE programming and thereby pull on down going TV ratings even in this post-Wrestlemania season.

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But most importantly, WWE wanted to protect Goldberg from joining WWE’s current nemesis i.e. All Elite Wrestling. WrestlingINC.com carried a report from Wrestling Observer Newsletter indicating that to keep him away from the newly built wrestling promotion that has a strong financial backup from the billionaire, Toni Khan.

As per the source, WWE officials thought Goldberg was the only one left ‘who could potentially bring back lapsed fans if he were to work with AEW.’ It was a similar situation from the 90s where Vince McMahon left the door wide open for prime WCW talents to sign with WWE namely Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper. Officials did have a concern that Goldberg could eventually sign with AEW.

There’ still no word on who could Goldberg face on the Saudi Arabia show. We also don’t know whether it is going to be a one-off appearance or not. But if WWE wants to protect him from AEW then he is likely to stay for a long time,

“The Saudi shows usually bring a big payday to the wrestlers, as high as seven figures for some, but the fact that Goldberg rarely wrestles says a lot. There’s no word yet on if Goldberg’s deal is just for the Saudi show, or for more dates, but WWE could have made a strong offer to Goldberg if they are serious about keeping him away from AEW.”

In that case, Goldberg may just continue to work in WWE through this summer and end up working in the next Saudi Arabia show set for the fall of 2019. All of these are pure speculations at this point since WWE has not confirmed anything on when or how the return is eventually happening.

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