Should WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg finally retire?

The icon, Goldberg, is without a doubt one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time. Few men have proven to be as dominant as the Hall of Famer, who continues to perform with the crème de la crème of the current generation.

However, the WCW stalwart has received considerable heat from the WWE Universe for competing in recent years. Most of the heat revolves around Vince McMahon’s tendency to promote the 55-year-old veteran and former Universal Champion at the expense of younger talent. Fans were furious when Goldberg dethroned The Fiend to win his second Universal title at Super Show-Down in February 2020.

The former Universal Champion recently returned for a colossal dream match against Roman Reigns, which he lost. While many have speculated that said battle was his last, the future remains uncertain for the bonafide legend.

Why Goldberg should retire

This legendary champion is no longer a spring chicken; he is well past his prime and his work in the ring is indicative of his declining physical condition. His match with the Undertaker in June 2019 was a complete debacle that angered fans. In fact, the last “big” battle he had was with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33 in 2017.

Goldberg often needs to be “carried” to a decent match by a fresher, more capable performer. The Hall of Famer can’t keep up with today’s generation, and that’s not nice for his fans to see.

Besides, there’s not much left for him to do. From his infamous undefeated streak to becoming the oldest Universal Champion, few accomplishments have escaped this WCW icon.

The powerhouse has provided the WWE Universe with several memorable moments throughout his illustrious career. Fans will never forget his smashing Jack Hammer on The Big Show or his stunning win over Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2016. His legacy is unmatched and participating in inferior matches will only diminish his aura.

Why Golderg shouldn’t retire

It may be an unpopular view for his toughest critics, but Goldberg staying another year or two isn’t a terrible idea. The former world heavyweight champion possesses considerable star power and remains a massive attraction. Vince McMahon’s tendency to bring him back for Saudi Arabia’s premium events is a testament to his drawing power and effectiveness as a mover.

Therefore, WWE may have to bring the man in the black trunk and black boots to move the need from time to time.

Secondly, there are still dream matches that fans would like to see. Riddle is a man who has a well documented and real beef with ‘Da Man’. WWE could create some magic if these two rivals step into the same ring and tell a great story. Big E is someone who has striking similarities to the Hall of Famer. Given that The New Day’s powerhouse has lost much of its initial momentum, a victory over the certified legend would certainly give him a much-needed boost.

Goldberg will always hold a special place in the heart of every wrestling fan. Whether he chooses to lace up the boots again is entirely up to him, but fans will love him nonetheless.

Do you think Goldberg should retire from active competition in the ring? Or should he continue to make special appearances from time to time? Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

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