History Wrestling / Goldberg

26th Oct '17 9:46:35 AM Cieloazul
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* BadassIsraeli: Not Israeli, but proudly and openly Jewish. He even considered calling himself UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} before going with his own name.

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* BadassIsraeli: Not Israeli, but proudly and openly Jewish. He In a straighter example, he even considered calling himself UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} before going with his own name.



* {{Expy}}: While most often denounced at the time as a "Stone Cold" Steve Austin copy due to his shaved head and similar outfit, his squash-heavy style was much closer to that of 1980s ForeignWrestlingHeel Wrestling/NikitaKoloff. Goldberg admits to patterning himself off of [[Wrestling/DanSevern Dan "The Beast" Severn]], particularly his early UFC run.

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* {{Expy}}: While most often denounced at the time as a "Stone Cold" Steve Austin copy due to his shaved head and similar outfit, his squash-heavy style was much closer to that of 1980s ForeignWrestlingHeel Wrestling/NikitaKoloff. Goldberg also admits to patterning himself off of [[Wrestling/DanSevern Dan "The Beast" Severn]], particularly his early UFC UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship run.



* FingerlessGloves: Mixed martial arts inspired gloves, back when it was a sport hardly anyone cared about, no less.

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* FingerlessGloves: Mixed martial arts UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts inspired gloves, back when it was a sport hardly anyone cared about, no less.



* IKnowKarate: According to the commentators, he knew sambo. Goldberg actually did know some sambo through watching tapes, but he had no formal training. However, he now owns a UsefulNotes/MuayThai training center and has toyed several times with the possibility of competing in UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts.

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* GeniusBruiser: Despite having the reputation to be UnskilledButStrong (in no small part due to the accident that ended Wrestling/BretHart's career), Goldberg completely averted the FiveMovesOfDoom usually found in dominant main eventers like him by having a surprisingly wide and diverse moveset. Some of his moves, like his flying kneebars and military press combinations, were exceedingly technical.
* IKnowKarate: According to the commentators, he knew sambo. Goldberg actually did know some sambo through watching tapes, but he had no formal training. However, he now owns a UsefulNotes/MuayThai training center and has toyed several times with the possibility of competing in UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts.MMA.
24th Oct '17 7:53:57 PM thecarolinabull01
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** His trademark "stand in the pyro and breathe out the smoke entrance" was absent until mid-'98.

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** His trademark "stand in the pyro and breathe out the smoke entrance" was absent until mid-'98.mid-'98, about a few weeks after he won the WCW world title.
7th Oct '17 10:01:10 AM Cieloazul
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* IKnowKarate: According to the commentators, he knew Sambo. He actually did know some Sambo through watching martial arts tapes, but had no formal training. For what it's worth, Goldberg currently owns a Muay Thai training center.

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* IKnowKarate: According to the commentators, he knew Sambo. He sambo. Goldberg actually did know some Sambo sambo through watching martial arts tapes, but he had no formal training. For what it's worth, Goldberg currently However, he now owns a Muay Thai UsefulNotes/MuayThai training center.center and has toyed several times with the possibility of competing in UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts.
9th Sep '17 3:29:31 PM ajbit26
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* LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics: Nobody could have predicted the Goldberg phenomena. WCW just didn't know how to finesse it. They starting inflating the streak numbers (and piping in chants) to make him seem even more over than he actually was.
8th Sep '17 10:23:58 AM willemdafriendo
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*LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics: Nobody could have predicted the Goldberg phenomena. WCW just didn't know how to finesse it. They starting inflating the streak numbers (and piping in chants) to make him seem even more over than he actually was.
31st Aug '17 6:49:48 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* WhamShot: Gotta give WWE credit for a magnificent piece of camera work: Goldberg's rematch against Brock Lesnar at ''Survivor Series 2016'' started with Lesnar powering Goldberg into the corner, only for Goldberg to shove the Beast down and roar at him intimidatingly. The camera provided a close-up of Brock shrugging the threat with his usual sneer, but as he turned to get up the camera cut back to a longer shot just in time to see Goldberg's Spear ''smash'' into Brock like a battering ram, nearly snapping him in half.

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* WhamShot: Gotta give WWE credit for a magnificent piece of camera work: Goldberg's rematch against Brock Lesnar at ''Survivor Series 2016'' started with Lesnar powering Goldberg into the corner, only for Goldberg to shove the Beast down and roar at him intimidatingly. The camera provided a close-up of Brock shrugging the threat off with his usual sneer, but as he turned to get up the camera cut back to a longer shot just in time to see Goldberg's Spear ''smash'' into Brock like a battering ram, nearly snapping him in half.
31st Aug '17 6:49:03 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* WhamShot: Gotta give WWE credit for a magnificent piece of camera work: Goldberg's rematch against Brock Lesnar at ''Survivor Series 2016'' started with Lesnar powering Goldberg into the corner, only for Goldberg to shove the Beast down and roar at him intimidatingly. The camera provided a close-up of Brock shrugging the threat with his usual sneer, but as he turned to get up the camera cut back to a longer shot just in time to see Goldberg's Spear ''smash'' into Brock like a battering ram, nearly snapping him in half.
31st Aug '17 3:33:51 AM ajbit26
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** The abdomen tear that he suffered, which he described as "completely off the hip bone", ended his NFL career.
12th Aug '17 11:30:52 AM BlackTemplar
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* GameBreakingInjury: Shredded tendons in his forearm [[SoftGlass punching through a limo window]] instead of using the crowbar that was planted [[RealityEnsues to keep this from happening]]. This injury shelved him for several months at what was still a critical stage of the MondayNightWars. It killed his momentum and any chance for WCW to rebuild around him.
31st Jul '17 8:15:11 PM thecarolinabull01
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Goldberg didn't start using the spear until after his first two dozen or so matches, and some of his early matches were back and forth rather than the squashes he'd become famous for.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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Goldberg didn't start using the spear until after his first two dozen or so matches, and some of his early matches were back and forth rather than the squashes he'd become famous for.for.
** His trademark "stand in the pyro and breathe out the smoke entrance" was absent until mid-'98.
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