In actuality, they said his WWE contract expires at the end of 2022, thus he has been available since then.
He only competed in one bout in the previous year, losing to Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title at Elimination Chamber in February 2022.
Goldberg, who recently turned 56, has only competed in six matches since the beginning of 2020, with half of them failing to even reach the three-minute mark, including the encounter with Reigns.
Back in 2017, Goldberg was successful in holding onto the Universal Championship twice before losing both of them at WrestleMania.
At Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia, he defeated "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt to win the Universal Title, but lost it to Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 36 a month later.
In 2021, he also lost to Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley at the Royal Rumble and SummerSlam, respectively.