WWE paid Bill Goldberg “well into the seven figures” for his match against The Undertaker on June 7, 2019 in Saudi Arabia, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Apparently the sum was “considerably more” than he made for the entire one year contract he had with WWE in 2003-2004 when he had a $1 million downside guarantee to work eight dates a month. It was less than his WCW deal, however, as he made $3 million per year and his peak.
Goldberg’s match against The Undertaker in June was seen as a colossal failure. There were several blown spots with fans feeling the match not only made Goldberg look bad but made the Undertaker appear washed up as well. One notable botch saw Goldberg attempt a Tombstone Piledriver, only for both men to fall to the mat. Undertaker pinned Goldberg following a chokeslam in 9:35.
Goldberg is scheduled to work against Dolph Ziggler at Sunday’s SummerSlam pay-per-view and it may not be the last we see him in a WWE ring, according to Dave Meltzer. Vince McMahon wants to maintain a working relationship with him and is hopeful for matches once or twice a year in the future.