All Elite Wrestling president comments on the likelihood of Goldberg joining the company

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As it's been widely publicised, former WWE star Cody Rhodes has teamed up with popular indie tag team The Young Bucks to create their own promotion; All Elite Wrestling.

Backed by the funds of the owners of NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars - Shahid and Tony Khan - Rhodes and The Bucks have left New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring Of Honor to build new ground, and they've already started with some huge signings in the form of Chris Jericho and former WWE star Neville.

With a large amount of financial clout behind them, it's been speculated that they could target disenchanted current WWE wrestlers mainly, but an unexpected development occurred last week.

Wrestling fans noticed that not only had WCW icon Goldberg followed the official Twitter account of AEW's first event - Double Or Nothing - and they followed back.

This set off rumours that the former World Heavyweight Champion was set to be revealed as a marquee capture at their Jacksonville rally on Tuesday, but that turned out to be Jericho.

Goldberg hasn't been seen in the ring since 2017, when he closed out his short stint in WWE, where he captured the Universal Championship for the first time before dropping it to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.

He didn't close the book on a return in the future though, but given his age it was unlikely that the company were ever going to ask him back to wrestle.

Goldberg hasn't signed a deal with All Elite Wrestling, but their President Tony Khan said he would love to work with him.

Now, AEW's President Tony Khan has spoken out on the possibility of the former football player joining up with the start-up promotion, and it turns out they already know each other.

During an appearance on X-Pac's podcast, Khan stated, per WrestlingInc: "I have spent some time with Bill, I really like Bill, a lot, and he's one of the greatest drawing cards ever in the business.

"He's a huge star, a household name, and yeah, if the situation was right, obviously. I haven't agreed to anything with Bill, but I like him a lot."

It would probably take a lot of money to tempt Goldberg back into a wrestling capacity at this stage of his life.

But with the money the Khans possess and the fact that Tony already knows Bill, it wouldn't be beyond our wildest dreams should Goldberg rock up in Las Vegas for Double Or Nothing.

And even though he's not a contracted wrestler anymore for WWE, it would be a major kick in the teeth for Vince McMahon who placed Goldberg in the Hall of Fame just last year.

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