Tony Khan Fires Back At Goldberg's 'Too Cheesy' Comments, Reveals He Wanted To Join AEW

Tony Khan reveals Goldberg wanted to sign with AEW

Tony Khan has fired back at Goldberg calling All Elite Wrestling's product "too cheesy", revealing the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion was actually looking to work for AEW at one point and Goldberg didn't bring up these concerns during their talks. 

"Bill wanted to work here. I met with Bill several times. Bill was looking to work here. It's funny because I had a bunch of really nice meetings with Bill and would have honestly been interested in doing something. I have a lot of respect for Bill. I was surprised by that because that certainly wasn't what he said to me when he was talking to me about working here at some point, which I've always been open to and I really like Bill," Khan said on the Superstar Crossover podcast.

"It's all about timing and we're doing a lot of exciting things right now. Sting just finished up and went out on his own terms doing things he liked and felt strongly about. I know Sting and Bill are good friends. I really like Bill and have respect for him. When I saw that, Bill has talked to me about working here, so I don't think he had any problem with any of that content and anyone who saw Sting's send-off has had positive things to say. 

"I'm not sure what that was about, but I do respect Bill and I like him very much. I wish him the best and God bless him. He's a great name in wrestling. I love what we do in AEW, and he's entitled to his opinions. Certainly, when I talked to him in person, several times, in person and in Zoom and phone calls, we've had very nice conversations, and he hasn't said that. It's good to know that's how he feels and maybe that's an opinion he holds now, but certainly in our past conversations he's always been a positive and nice guy," Khan finished.

Goldberg recently said about AEW: "I have talked to them a number of times throughout the past but this is where you're going to get the most blunt answer you're going to get from me: the product is too cheesy. If there was a comparable, viable option as a competitor that would allow me to still look myself in the mirror after I was a member of their roster, yeah, then it would be a consideration, but not a chance."

Goldberg has been a free agent since he exited WWE at the end of 2022. The 57-year-old was previously planning a retirement match but he recently put those plans on the backburner.

H/T Fightful

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