History Wrestling / Goldberg

9th Apr '18 1:35:40 PM SeptimusHeap
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Goldberg is the "Someone Better" to Wrestling/BrockLesnar. According to Wrestling/PaulHeyman, Lesnar has been kept up at night ''constantly'' by the fact that Goldberg is one-up on Lesnar for the past 12 years. [[spoiler:Goldberg proves to be Lesnar's better once again in ''Survivor Series 2016'' [[CurbStompBattle when he pins Lesnar in 86 seconds]].]]

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Goldberg is the "Someone Better" to Wrestling/BrockLesnar. According to Wrestling/PaulHeyman, Lesnar has been kept up at night ''constantly'' by the fact that Goldberg is one-up on Lesnar for the past 12 years. [[spoiler:Goldberg proves to be Lesnar's better once again in ''Survivor Series 2016'' [[CurbStompBattle when he pins Lesnar in 86 seconds]].]]



* DeusExMachina: He became a walking version of this trope in 2016. Ever since defeating The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, Brock Lesnar had been pushed as almost completely invincible. Running through everyone in his path and squashing even Main Event talents. The story around Lesnar was: "who can possibly defeat him?" Suddenly Goldberg shows up completely out of nowhere, and pins him in seconds. The End. While they did have a surprisingly good rematch, the fact that both characters where walking plot devices meant it had zero emotional investment, and now everyone seems to be trying to forget that moment ever happened.

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He became a walking version of this trope in 2016. Ever since defeating The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, Brock Lesnar had been pushed as almost completely invincible. Running through everyone in his path and squashing even Main Event talents. The story around Lesnar was: "who can possibly defeat him?" Suddenly Goldberg shows up completely out of nowhere, and pins him in seconds. The End. While they did have a surprisingly good rematch, the fact that both characters where walking plot devices meant it had zero emotional investment, and now everyone seems to be trying to forget that moment ever happened.



* GameBreakingInjury: Shredded tendons in his forearm [[SoftGlass punching through a limo window]] instead of using the metal pipe that was planted [[RealityEnsues to keep this from happening]].[[note]]Not ''quite'' as stupid as it sounds, as the pipe apparently went missing and Goldberg was forced to improvise, since the alternative was to derail the live scene while he found a replacement. Additionally, he had his hands wrapped in black tape to protect them during the part where he was supposed to pound on the windscreen, and in fact he ''did'' actually punch through the first two windows safely before injuring himself on the 3rd one when he got carried away.[[/note]] 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.

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Shredded tendons in his forearm [[SoftGlass punching through a limo window]] instead of using the metal pipe that was planted [[RealityEnsues to keep this from happening]].[[note]]Not ''quite'' as stupid as it sounds, as the pipe apparently went missing and Goldberg was forced to improvise, since the alternative was to derail the live scene while he found a replacement. Additionally, he had his hands wrapped in black tape to protect them during the part where he was supposed to pound on the windscreen, and in fact he ''did'' actually punch through the first two windows safely before injuring himself on the 3rd one when he got carried away.[[/note]] 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 Mar '18 2:26:10 PM nombretomado
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: He became the first man to defeat [[spoiler: Lesnar ''cleanly'' since the end of 'Taker's streak]] in a stunningly one-sided contest; and [[spoiler: remained undefeated against Brock until ''WrestleMania 33''.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: He became the first man to defeat [[spoiler: Lesnar ''cleanly'' since the end of 'Taker's streak]] in a stunningly one-sided contest; and [[spoiler: remained undefeated against Brock until ''WrestleMania ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 33''.]]
30th Jan '18 8:36:30 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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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.

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* GameBreakingInjury: Shredded tendons in his forearm [[SoftGlass punching through a limo window]] instead of using the crowbar metal pipe that was planted [[RealityEnsues to keep this from happening]]. happening]].[[note]]Not ''quite'' as stupid as it sounds, as the pipe apparently went missing and Goldberg was forced to improvise, since the alternative was to derail the live scene while he found a replacement. Additionally, he had his hands wrapped in black tape to protect them during the part where he was supposed to pound on the windscreen, and in fact he ''did'' actually punch through the first two windows safely before injuring himself on the 3rd one when he got carried away.[[/note]] 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.
19th Jan '18 5:05:15 PM AriRockefeller
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[[caption-width-right:339: The destroyer of 173[[note]]The exact number is up for debate, as Goldberg beat some guys more than once, wins at untelevised house shows' are uncertain whether or not ''they'' count, and WCW seemed to lose count along the way; [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] suggests it was really more like 160[[/note]] wrestlers in a row!]]

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[[caption-width-right:339: The destroyer of 173[[note]]The exact number is up for debate, as Goldberg beat some guys more than once, [[ShrugOfGod wins at untelevised house shows' are uncertain whether shows may or may not ''they'' count, be counted]], and WCW seemed to lose count along the way; [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] suggests it was really more like 160[[/note]] wrestlers in a row!]]
19th Jan '18 5:04:38 PM AriRockefeller
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[[caption-width-right:339: The destroyer of 173[[note]]The exact number is up for debate, as Goldberg beat some guys more than once, and WCW seemed to lose count along the way; [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] suggests it was really more like 160[[/note]] wrestlers in a row!]]

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[[caption-width-right:339: The destroyer of 173[[note]]The exact number is up for debate, as Goldberg beat some guys more than once, wins at untelevised house shows' are uncertain whether or not ''they'' count, and WCW seemed to lose count along the way; [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] suggests it was really more like 160[[/note]] wrestlers in a row!]]
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.
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