History Wrestling / Goldberg

1st May '17 10:03:41 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Ultimately subverted at [[spoiler:''Wrestling/WrestleMania 33'' when Brock ''finally'' defeated Goldberg in a frantic [[SpotMonkey spot-fest]] that lasted less than 5 minutes and featured 3 Spears, 10 German Suplexes and Brock ''kicking out'' of the Jackhammer to become Universal Champion, bringing his record against Goldberg to at least 1-2 (not counting the ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' elimination)]].
1st May '17 9:28:47 PM thecarolinabull01
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* OneMarioLimit: It's probably safe to say that when the name "Goldberg" is heard, one immediately thinks of this one, even non-fans. Rumor has it that this is why UFC commentator Mike Goldberg wasn't signed to WWE back in the early 2000s.
29th Apr '17 6:23:50 PM Unityd3v
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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: remains ''undefeated against Brock''.]]

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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: remains ''undefeated remained undefeated against Brock''.Brock until ''WrestleMania 33''.]]
21st Apr '17 2:17:41 PM Berrenta
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Goldberg became famous for having the longest winning streak ("The Streak" as it was known) in WCW history, having won 173 consecutive matches, and in the process, winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html WCW United States Heavyweight Championship,]] and later, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] before [[BrokenStreak the streak came to an end]] at ''Starrcade 1998''; he also became infamous for being the man responsible for retiring Wrestling/BretHart, giving him a concussion with a kick to the head that - coupled with other concussions suffered around the same timeframe - forced The Hitman out of the ring for good. (At least until 2010.) Nowadays, Goldberg has semi-retired, and spends time doing television shows centered around motorcycles and automobiles, as well as serving as an MMA commentator. As of late 2016, he's returned to wrestling with WWE, where he won the WWE Universal Champion.

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Goldberg became famous for having the longest winning streak ("The Streak" as it was known) in WCW history, having won 173 consecutive matches, and in the process, winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html WCW United States Heavyweight Championship,]] and later, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] before [[BrokenStreak [[BrokenWinLossStreak the streak came to an end]] at ''Starrcade 1998''; he also became infamous for being the man responsible for retiring Wrestling/BretHart, giving him a concussion with a kick to the head that - coupled with other concussions suffered around the same timeframe - forced The Hitman out of the ring for good. (At least until 2010.) Nowadays, Goldberg has semi-retired, and spends time doing television shows centered around motorcycles and automobiles, as well as serving as an MMA commentator. As of late 2016, he's returned to wrestling with WWE, where he won the WWE Universal Champion.
3rd Apr '17 8:36:13 PM thecarolinabull01
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Goldberg became famous for having the longest winning streak ("The Streak" as it was known) in WCW history, having won 173 consecutive matches, and in the process, winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html WCW United States Heavyweight Championship,]] and later, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] before [[BrokenStreak the streak came to an end]] at ''Starrcade 1998''; he also became infamous for being the man responsible for retiring Wrestling/BretHart, giving him a concussion with a kick to the head that - coupled with other concussions suffered around the same timeframe - forced The Hitman out of the ring for good. (At least until 2010.) Nowadays, Goldberg has semi-retired, and spends time doing television shows centered around motorcycles and automobiles, as well as serving as an MMA commentator. As of late 2016, he's returned to wrestling with WWE, where he is the reigning WWE Universal Champion.

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Goldberg became famous for having the longest winning streak ("The Streak" as it was known) in WCW history, having won 173 consecutive matches, and in the process, winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html WCW United States Heavyweight Championship,]] and later, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] before [[BrokenStreak the streak came to an end]] at ''Starrcade 1998''; he also became infamous for being the man responsible for retiring Wrestling/BretHart, giving him a concussion with a kick to the head that - coupled with other concussions suffered around the same timeframe - forced The Hitman out of the ring for good. (At least until 2010.) Nowadays, Goldberg has semi-retired, and spends time doing television shows centered around motorcycles and automobiles, as well as serving as an MMA commentator. As of late 2016, he's returned to wrestling with WWE, where he is won the reigning WWE Universal Champion.
26th Mar '17 11:20:46 AM snichols1973
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** [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]] had reigned as WWE Universal Champion for 189 days, until Goldberg defeated him for the Universal Championship at Fastlane 2017 with a distraction from Wrestling/ChrisJericho.
8th Mar '17 5:48:25 PM RayAP9
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Goldberg became famous for having the longest winning streak ("The Streak" as it was known) in WCW history, having won 173 consecutive matches, and in the process, winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html WCW United States Heavyweight Championship,]] and later, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] before [[BrokenStreak the streak came to an end]] at ''Starrcade 1998''; he also became infamous for being the man responsible for retiring Wrestling/BretHart, giving him a concussion with a kick to the head that - coupled with other concussions suffered around the same timeframe - forced The Hitman out of the ring for good. (At least until 2010.) Nowadays, Goldberg has semi-retired, and spends time doing television shows centered around motorcycles and automobiles, as well as serving as an MMA commentator.

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Goldberg became famous for having the longest winning streak ("The Streak" as it was known) in WCW history, having won 173 consecutive matches, and in the process, winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html WCW United States Heavyweight Championship,]] and later, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] before [[BrokenStreak the streak came to an end]] at ''Starrcade 1998''; he also became infamous for being the man responsible for retiring Wrestling/BretHart, giving him a concussion with a kick to the head that - coupled with other concussions suffered around the same timeframe - forced The Hitman out of the ring for good. (At least until 2010.) Nowadays, Goldberg has semi-retired, and spends time doing television shows centered around motorcycles and automobiles, as well as serving as an MMA commentator.
commentator. As of late 2016, he's returned to wrestling with WWE, where he is the reigning WWE Universal Champion.
8th Mar '17 5:16:07 PM RayAP9
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* YinYangClash: Goldberg's match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar at 2016's ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries''. Starting around ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XXX'', Lesnar's durability had become [[MadeOfIron superhuman]], and no one's finishers could keep him down for more than about a second, much less pin him for a three count. Goldberg, meanwhile, had proven throughout his entire career that no one could kick out of his [[FinishingMove Jackhammer]][[note]]Technically, Wrestling/HulkHogan did once, but only because Wrestling/KevinNash didn't break up the pin as he was supposed to[[/note]]. When they collided, the unstoppable force (Goldberg) [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu absolutely]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable flattened]] the immovable object (Lesnar).

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* YinYangClash: Goldberg's match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar at 2016's ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries''. Starting around ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XXX'', Lesnar's durability had become [[MadeOfIron superhuman]], and no one's finishers could keep him down for more than about a second, much less pin him for a three count. Goldberg, meanwhile, had proven throughout his entire career that no one could kick out of his [[FinishingMove Jackhammer]][[note]]Technically, Wrestling/HulkHogan did once, but only because Wrestling/KevinNash didn't break up the pin as he was supposed to[[/note]]. In short, Lesnar could kick out of anything, but no one could kick out after a Jackhammer from Goldberg. When they the two collided, the unstoppable force (Goldberg) [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu absolutely]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable flattened]] the immovable object (Lesnar).
8th Mar '17 4:51:30 PM RayAP9
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* CombatPragmatist: After shoving Wrestling/BrockLesnar down during their match in ''Survivor Series 2016'', the latter took his sweet time getting up [[UnderestimatingBadassery because he didn't see Goldberg as a threat]], even giving his "is that all you got?" smirk. Goldberg responded by delivering a Spear to Lesnar as he's getting up rather than let The Beast catch his breath.
* CrowdSong: "Goldberg! Goldberg! Goldberg!" There were rumors that to help Goldberg's popularity rise, the Goldberg chants were piped in through the sound system. Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage denied it, saying something to the effect of [[TakeThat WCW didn't have the ability or know-how]] to [[BitingTheHandHumor pipe things in over the sound system.]]
* CurbStompBattle: A lot of his wins from The Streak were this; though how many were against jobbers is debatable.
** This is how [[spoiler:his return match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar went in ''Survivor Series 2016''. The "match" ended in 86 seconds with Goldberg pinning Lesnar after two Spears and a Jackhammer.]]
** It is also how he won the Universal Championship from [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]]: "Spear, Jackhammer, 1-2-3" just as the bell rang.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Goldberg beating Wrestling/HulkHogan, then Wrestling/KevinNash beating Goldberg thanks to Wrestling/ScottHall and a taser. WCW was not really prepared to figure out what to do with him afterwards, either.

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* CombatPragmatist: After shoving Wrestling/BrockLesnar down during their match in ''Survivor Series 2016'', the latter took his sweet time getting up [[UnderestimatingBadassery because he didn't see Goldberg as a threat]], even giving his "is that all you got?" smirk. Goldberg responded by delivering a Spear to Lesnar as he's getting up rather than let letting The Beast catch his breath.
breath. This is really a microcosm of Goldberg's overall (kayfabe) attitude as a wrestler; he doesn't give his opponent a chance to recover for any reason (while other wrestlers feel the need to gloat or show off) and tries to end matches as quickly as possible.
* CrowdSong: "Goldberg! Goldberg! Goldberg!" "Goooooldberg! Goooooldberg! Goooooldberg!", to the tune of his theme. There were rumors that to help Goldberg's popularity rise, the Goldberg chants were piped in through the sound system. Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage denied it, saying something to the effect of [[TakeThat WCW didn't have the ability or know-how]] to [[BitingTheHandHumor pipe things in over the sound system.]]
* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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A lot of his wins from The Streak were this; though how many were against jobbers is debatable.
** This is how [[spoiler:his return match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar went in ''Survivor Series 2016''. The "match" ended in 86 seconds with Goldberg pinning Lesnar after two Spears and a Jackhammer.]]
Jackhammer]].
** It is also how he won the Universal Championship from [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]]: "Spear, Owens]] at 2017's WWE Fastlane event: "One Spear, one Jackhammer, 1-2-3" just as soon as the bell rang.
rang, just as Goldberg had predicted.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: DefeatingTheUndefeatable:
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Goldberg beating Wrestling/HulkHogan, then Wrestling/KevinNash beating Goldberg thanks to Wrestling/ScottHall and a taser. WCW was not really prepared to figure out what to do with him afterwards, either.either.
** Was the victim of this at the hands of Wrestling/TripleH during Goldberg's 2003-2004 run in WWE. Goldberg's mystique was that of an invincible, unbeatable juggernaut, so it may surprise some to learn that Triple H actually pinned Goldberg on televised programming ''three times''. No other wrestler has ever pinned Goldberg more than once.
** When he returned to WWE at the 2016 Wrestling/SurvivorSeries event, he completely steamrolled Brock Lesnar, who had, to date, wiped the floor with pretty much every top superstar in the company.



* 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: remains ''undefeated by Brock''.]]

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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: remains ''undefeated by against Brock''.]]



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Kicking out of Hugh Morrus' finishing move (the "No Laughing Matter" moonsault) in his first match, then shocking the crowd by winning decisively. The kicker is when he says into the camera afterward, ''"[[BadassBoast that's number 1.]]"''

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Kicking out of Hugh Morrus' finishing move (the "No Laughing Matter" moonsault) in his first match, then shocking the crowd by winning decisively. The kicker is when he says into the camera afterward, ''"[[BadassBoast that's "[[BadassBoast That's number 1.]]"'']]"



* MadeOfIron: Kicked out of a sledge hammer shot from Wrestling/TripleH, though the first time Triple H did this he did get a three count, probably because at that moment Goldberg was running towards him for a Spear.
* NoSell: Particularly memorable were his no sells to Wrestling/{{Glacier}} and, when The Rock brought him out to mock Goldberg, Gillberg.

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* MadeOfIron: Kicked out of a sledge hammer shot from Wrestling/TripleH, though the first time Triple H did this (at a previous event) he did get a three count, probably because at that moment Goldberg was running towards him for a Spear.
* NoSell: Particularly memorable were his no sells to Wrestling/{{Glacier}} and, when The Rock brought him out to mock Goldberg, Gillberg. Perhaps surprisingly (considering the fact that he's almost completely unbeatable), he rarely no-sells against anyone who's even halfway credible.



** The ring announcer finally ends his hype up by announcing "That man is Goldberg!" as he emerges from the fireworks breathing smoke like a dragon before giving a war cry, as even more fireworks go off. Suffice to say, it is awesome.

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** The ring announcer finally ends his hype up by announcing "That man is Goldberg!" as he emerges from the fireworks breathing smoke like a dragon before giving a war cry, as even more fireworks go off. Suffice to say, it is awesome.



* RedBaron: "The Man"

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* RedBaron: Never had much in the way of nicknames, but Bobby Heenan took to calling him "The Man"Man!" during his WCW career.



* TooDumbToLive: Tended to induce this in his opponents. For example, Van Hammer once hit Goldberg with an Alabama Slam, and instead of following up, decided to climb up on the turnbuckle to celebrate, not only giving Goldberg time to recover but enough distance to hit the Spear.
** KevinSteen fell into it big time, despite being characterized as very intelligent. Actually facing Goldburg in the ring (after teasing a count out loss that would have still let him retain his title by champions privilege) and then taking his eyes off Goldburg in the middle of the match led to a predicable spear and one of Goldburg's quickest victories.


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* YinYangClash: Goldberg's match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar at 2016's ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries''. Starting around ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XXX'', Lesnar's durability had become [[MadeOfIron superhuman]], and no one's finishers could keep him down for more than about a second, much less pin him for a three count. Goldberg, meanwhile, had proven throughout his entire career that no one could kick out of his [[FinishingMove Jackhammer]][[note]]Technically, Wrestling/HulkHogan did once, but only because Wrestling/KevinNash didn't break up the pin as he was supposed to[[/note]]. When they collided, the unstoppable force (Goldberg) [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu absolutely]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable flattened]] the immovable object (Lesnar).
8th Mar '17 1:31:03 AM YourEternalTroper
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** It is also how he won the Universal Championship from [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]]: "Spear, Jackhammer, 1-2-3" just as the bell rang.
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