WWE confirmed last week that Goldberg will be making a comeback at the upcoming Saudi Arabia event on June 7, but you aren't going to see him for very long.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reported that WWE brought back Goldberg because they were afraid that he would sign with the rival AEW promotion. That may not be the case after all.
According to Rajah.com (h/t Cageside Seats), Goldberg is only signed for the show in Saudi Arabia, and WWE has not given him a long-term deal that would prevent the Hall of Famer from joining AEW.
So yes, it's possible that Goldberg will wind up in the AEW promotion anyway, but not before making another appearance in WWE. For what it's worth, Rajah.com suggested that Goldberg's match could be against Bobby Lashley.
Goldberg was out of WWE for 12 years before making an anticipated return in 2016, where he rekindled his rivalry with Brock Lesnar. Goldberg defeated the Beast Incarnate in a match at Survivor Series, before embarking on a short Universal Championship reign. However, Goldberg would drop the title to Lesnar at WrestleMania 33 and hasn't wrestled for WWE ever since.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last year, seemingly putting an end to a storied career. But WWE has been loading up on veteran talents for the show in Saudi Arabia, with Lesnar and The Undertaker also set to make appearances.
Whether or not this will be Goldberg's last match in WWE - and if he'll end up going to AEW - is anybody's guess right now. But for now, the former pro football player will be busy training for his first WWE match in over two years.
What This Means
Since it's not a long-term deal with WWE, it's easy to envision Goldberg possibly landing in AEW after all. Vince McMahon and WWE officials have refused to release their disgruntled superstars, fearing that they will leave for AEW. But it doesn't seem like WWE is all that worried about Goldberg possibly joining AEW in the near future.