History Wrestling / Goldberg

23rd Mar '16 8:25:08 PM JamesAustin
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*** Goldberg did not even appear at ''WCW Fall Brawl 1998'', which had as its "main event" the all-time worst [[GimmickMatches War Games]] match in the match's 11-year history. It was Team WCW (Page/[[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]][=/=][[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks (Ultimate)]] [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Warrior]]) vs. Team nWo Hollywood ([[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]][=/=]Wrestling/BretHart/Stevie Ray [Wrestling/BookerT's brother] vs. Team nWo Wolfpac (Wrestling/KevinNash[=/=]Wrestling/LexLuger[=/=]Wrestling/{{Sting}}) in a match that featured Warrior {{expy|/ProfessionalWrestling}} The Renegade making a surprise appearance imitating the Warrior and everyone in the match having to "play dead" for Warrior's "magic smoke." Page won the match by pinning Stevie Ray, after Hogan and UW had broken out of the cage. This monstrous idiocy DID lead to the great Goldberg-DDP match at ''Havoc'', as the match had a stipulation that whoever got the pinfall victory would earn a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at ''Havoc'', plus they had to save the show after the disastrous Hogan-Warrior rematch (Hulk wanted UW to job for him in return for him jobbing for UW way back at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'').

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*** Goldberg did not even appear at ''WCW Fall Brawl 1998'', which had as its "main event" the all-time worst [[GimmickMatches War Games]] match in the match's 11-year history. It was Team WCW (Page/[[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]][=/=][[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks (Ultimate)]] [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Warrior]]) vs. Team nWo Hollywood ([[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]][=/=]Wrestling/BretHart/Stevie Ray [Wrestling/BookerT's brother] vs. Team nWo Wolfpac (Wrestling/KevinNash[=/=]Wrestling/LexLuger[=/=]Wrestling/{{Sting}}) in a match that featured Warrior {{expy|/ProfessionalWrestling}} expy The Renegade making a surprise appearance imitating the Warrior and everyone in the match having to "play dead" for Warrior's "magic smoke." Page won the match by pinning Stevie Ray, after Hogan and UW had broken out of the cage. This monstrous idiocy DID lead to the great Goldberg-DDP match at ''Havoc'', as the match had a stipulation that whoever got the pinfall victory would earn a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at ''Havoc'', plus they had to save the show after the disastrous Hogan-Warrior rematch (Hulk wanted UW to job for him in return for him jobbing for UW way back at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'').
23rd Mar '16 8:23:43 PM JamesAustin
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** At the July PPV, ''Bash at the Beach'', the "main event" was Hogan and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball player]] Dennis Rodman defeating Diamond Dallas Page and pro basketball player Karl Malone. Goldberg was second from the top, defeating Wrestling/CurtHennig.
** The August PPV, ''Road Wild'', had Page and ''Series/TheTonightShow'' host ''Jay Leno'' defeating Hogan and WCW boss Wrestling/EricBischoff, who had been mocking Leno on Nitro, as the "main event," with Goldberg second from the top again winning a meaningless battle royal against a bunch of [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] guys. (For contrast, consider that [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]'s ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}}'' PPV the same month had [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWF Champion]] Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin defeating Wrestling/TheUndertaker in Taker's [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable first 100% clean PPV loss ever]] as its main event.)
** Goldberg did not even appear at ''WCW Fall Brawl 1998'', which had as its "main event" the all-time worst [[GimmickMatches War Games]] match in the match's 11-year history. It was Team WCW (Page/[[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]][=/=][[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks (Ultimate)]] [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Warrior]]) vs. Team nWo Hollywood ([[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]][=/=]Wrestling/BretHart/Stevie Ray [Wrestling/BookerT's brother] vs. Team nWo Wolfpac (Wrestling/KevinNash[=/=]Wrestling/LexLuger[=/=]Wrestling/{{Sting}}) in a match that featured Warrior {{expy|/ProfessionalWrestling}} The Renegade making a surprise appearance imitating the Warrior and everyone in the match having to "play dead" for Warrior's "magic smoke." Page won the match by pinning Stevie Ray, after Hogan and UW had broken out of the cage. This monstrous idiocy DID lead to the great Goldberg-DDP match at ''Havoc'', as the match had a stipulation that whoever got the pinfall victory would earn a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at ''Havoc'', plus they had to save the show after the disastrous Hogan-Warrior rematch (Hulk wanted UW to job for him in return for him jobbing for UW way back at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'').

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** *** At the July PPV, ''Bash at the Beach'', the "main event" was Hogan and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball player]] Dennis Rodman defeating Diamond Dallas Page and pro basketball player Karl Malone. Goldberg was second from the top, defeating Wrestling/CurtHennig.
** *** The August PPV, ''Road Wild'', had Page and ''Series/TheTonightShow'' host ''Jay Leno'' defeating Hogan and WCW boss Wrestling/EricBischoff, who had been mocking Leno on Nitro, as the "main event," with Goldberg second from the top again winning a meaningless battle royal against a bunch of [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] guys. (For contrast, consider that [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]'s ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}}'' PPV the same month had [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWF Champion]] Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin defeating Wrestling/TheUndertaker in Taker's [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable first 100% clean PPV loss ever]] as its main event.)
** *** Goldberg did not even appear at ''WCW Fall Brawl 1998'', which had as its "main event" the all-time worst [[GimmickMatches War Games]] match in the match's 11-year history. It was Team WCW (Page/[[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]][=/=][[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks (Ultimate)]] [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Warrior]]) vs. Team nWo Hollywood ([[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]][=/=]Wrestling/BretHart/Stevie Ray [Wrestling/BookerT's brother] vs. Team nWo Wolfpac (Wrestling/KevinNash[=/=]Wrestling/LexLuger[=/=]Wrestling/{{Sting}}) in a match that featured Warrior {{expy|/ProfessionalWrestling}} The Renegade making a surprise appearance imitating the Warrior and everyone in the match having to "play dead" for Warrior's "magic smoke." Page won the match by pinning Stevie Ray, after Hogan and UW had broken out of the cage. This monstrous idiocy DID lead to the great Goldberg-DDP match at ''Havoc'', as the match had a stipulation that whoever got the pinfall victory would earn a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at ''Havoc'', plus they had to save the show after the disastrous Hogan-Warrior rematch (Hulk wanted UW to job for him in return for him jobbing for UW way back at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'').
23rd Mar '16 8:21:06 PM JamesAustin
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* FingerpokeOfDoom: The destruction of his drawing power was a side-effect of this incident.
10th Mar '16 11:37:19 AM VenomLancerHae
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* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBerserker
* TheBigGuy

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BaldOfAwesome (Why is he?)
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* TheBerserker
TheBerserker (Why is he?)
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* TheBigGuyTheBigGuy (Why is he?)



* CaptainErsatz In the handheld console ''Videogame/FireProWrestling'' entries.
* CatchPhrase: The page-topping quote. Next.

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* CaptainErsatz CaptainErsatz: In the handheld console ''Videogame/FireProWrestling'' entries.
%% * CatchPhrase: The page-topping quote. Next. (What's the catchphrase?)



* DemotedToExtra: He defeated Wrestling/HulkHogan for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] on the July 6, 1998 ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitro]]'', but did not main event on a PPV until his match with Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage at ''WCW Halloween Havoc'' on ''October 25'':

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* DemotedToExtra: DemotedToExtra:
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He defeated Wrestling/HulkHogan for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] on the July 6, 1998 ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitro]]'', but did not main event on a PPV until his match with Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage at ''WCW Halloween Havoc'' on ''October 25'':



* FingerlessGloves
* {{Fingerpoke of Doom}}: The destruction of his drawing power was a side-effect of this incident.

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FingerlessGloves (Give context.)
* {{Fingerpoke of Doom}}: FingerpokeOfDoom: The destruction of his drawing power was a side-effect of this incident.



* TheJuggernaut
* LargeHam

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TheJuggernaut (Why is he one?)
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* LargeHamLargeHam (Give example of this.)



* RedBaron: "The Man"

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%% * RedBaron: "The Man"



* UnderwearOfPower
* UnstoppableRage

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* UnstoppableRageUnstoppableRage (Context is needed.)
27th Feb '16 4:13:08 PM JamesAustin
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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 Title]], and later, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Title]] 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 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 Title]], Championship]], and later, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Title]] 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 retired, and spends time doing television shows centered around motorcycles and automobiles, as well as serving as an MMA commentator.
27th Feb '16 3:32:46 PM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:339: The destroyer of 173[[note]]The exact number is up to debate, as Goldberg beat some guys more than once, and WCW seemed to lose count along the way, but even most comprehensive records show that it was around the very close 160[[/note]] wrestlers in a row!]]



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[[caption-width-right:339: The destroyer of 173[[note]]The exact number is up to debate, as Goldberg beat some guys more than once, and WCW seemed to lose count along the way[[/note]] wrestlers in a row!]]

'''Bill Goldberg''' was one of the most popular [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestlers]] in Wrestling/{{WCW}} during the Wrestling/MondayNightWars.

Goldberg became famous for having the longest winning streak ("The Streak" as it was known) in WCW history, having won 177 consecutive matches, and in the process, winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html WCW United States Heavyweight Title]], and later, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Title]] 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 retired, and spends time doing television shows centered around motorcycles and automobiles, as well as serving as an MMA commentator.

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[[caption-width-right:339: The destroyer of 173[[note]]The exact number is up to debate, as Goldberg beat some guys more than once, and WCW seemed to lose count along the way[[/note]] wrestlers in a row!]]

'''Bill Goldberg''' was one of the most popular [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestlers]] {{professional wrestl|ing}}er in Wrestling/{{WCW}} during the Wrestling/MondayNightWars.

Goldberg became famous for having the longest winning streak ("The Streak" as it was known) in WCW history, having won 177 173 consecutive matches, and in the process, winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html WCW United States Heavyweight Title]], and later, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Title]] 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 retired, and spends time doing television shows centered around motorcycles and automobiles, as well as serving as an MMA commentator.



* [[{{Biography}} Autobiography]]: ''I'm Next: The Strange Journey of America's Most Unlikely [=Superhero=]''
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: A multicolored beard of brown and grey.
** BadassIsraeli: Proudly and openly Jewish. He even considered calling himself UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} before going with his own name.

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* [[{{Biography}} Autobiography]]: ''I'm Next: The Strange Journey TenMinuteRetirement: Played with. Goldberg hasn't wrestled since 2004 and seemed uninterested in returning to the ring until an interview in 2015 where he expressed interest in wrestling one final match [[SoMyKidsCanWatch so his son could watch.]] On June 7, 2015 at the ''Legends of America's Most Unlikely [=Superhero=]''
Wrestling'' show in New York, while not scheduled to wrestle at the event, Goldberg would come to the aid of Wrestling/RobVanDam after his match with Wrestling/ScottSteiner, and hit both of his finishing moves on Steiner and Doc Gallows. He's also gone back and forth on this claim, and since he and WWE aren't on very good terms, it seems a bit unlikely that he'll return.
* {{Badass}}
**
BadassBeard: A multicolored beard of brown and grey.
** * BadassIsraeli: Proudly Not Israeli, but proudly and openly Jewish. He even considered calling himself UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} before going with his own name.



* {{Biography}}: His autobiography, ''I'm Next: The Strange Journey of America's Most Unlikely [=Superhero=]''.



* 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]] [[BitingTheHandHumor to pipe things in over the sound system.]]

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* CrowdSong: ''Goldberg! "Goldberg! 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]] [[BitingTheHandHumor to pipe things in over the sound system.]]



* DemotedToExtra: He defeated Wrestling/HulkHogan for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Title]] on the July 6, 1998 ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitro]]'', but did not main event on a PPV until his match with Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage at ''WCW Halloween Havoc'' on ''October 25''.
** At the July PPV, ''Bash at the Beach'', the "main event" was Hogan and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball player]] Dennis Rodman defeating Diamond Dallas Page and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball player]] Karl Malone. Goldberg was second from the top, defeating Wrestling/CurtHennig.
** The August PPV, ''Road Wild'', had Page and ''Series/TheTonightShow'' host ''Jay Leno'' defeating Hogan and WCW boss Wrestling/EricBischoff, who had been mocking Leno on Nitro, as the "main event," with Goldberg second from the top again winning a meaningless battle royal against a bunch of [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder NWO]] guys. (For contrast, consider that Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}}'' PPV the same month had [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]] Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin defeating Wrestling/TheUndertaker in Taker's [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable first 100% clean PPV loss ever]] as its main event.)
** Goldberg did not even appear at ''WCW Fall Brawl 98'', which had as its "main event" the all-time worst [[GimmickMatches War Games]] match in the match's 11-year history. It was Team WCW (Page/[[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]][=/=][[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks (Ultimate)]] [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Warrior]]) vs. Team NWO Hollywood ([[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]][=/=]Wrestling/BretHart/Stevie Ray [Wrestling/BookerT's less-talented brother] vs. NWO Wolfpac (Wrestling/KevinNash[=/=]Wrestling/LexLuger[=/=]Wrestling/{{Sting}}) in a match that featured [[Expy/ProfessionalWrestling Rick "Renegade" Wilson]] making a surprise appearance imitating the Warrior and [[Website/{{WrestleCrap}} everyone in the match having to "play dead" for Warrior's "magic smoke." Page won the match by pinning Stevie Ray, after Hogan and UW had broken out of the cage.]] This monstrous idiocy DID lead to the great Goldberg-DDP match at Havoc, where they had to save the show after the disastrous Hogan-Warrior rematch (Hulk wanted UW to job for him in return for him jobbing for UW way back at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'').

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* DemotedToExtra: He defeated Wrestling/HulkHogan for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Title]] Championship]] on the July 6, 1998 ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitro]]'', but did not main event on a PPV until his match with Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage at ''WCW Halloween Havoc'' on ''October 25''.
25'':
** At the July PPV, ''Bash at the Beach'', the "main event" was Hogan and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball player]] Dennis Rodman defeating Diamond Dallas Page and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball player]] player Karl Malone. Goldberg was second from the top, defeating Wrestling/CurtHennig.
** The August PPV, ''Road Wild'', had Page and ''Series/TheTonightShow'' host ''Jay Leno'' defeating Hogan and WCW boss Wrestling/EricBischoff, who had been mocking Leno on Nitro, as the "main event," with Goldberg second from the top again winning a meaningless battle royal against a bunch of [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder NWO]] nWo]] guys. (For contrast, consider that Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]'s ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}}'' PPV the same month had [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight WWF Champion]] Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin defeating Wrestling/TheUndertaker in Taker's [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable first 100% clean PPV loss ever]] as its main event.)
** Goldberg did not even appear at ''WCW Fall Brawl 98'', 1998'', which had as its "main event" the all-time worst [[GimmickMatches War Games]] match in the match's 11-year history. It was Team WCW (Page/[[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]][=/=][[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks (Ultimate)]] [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Warrior]]) vs. Team NWO nWo Hollywood ([[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]][=/=]Wrestling/BretHart/Stevie Ray [Wrestling/BookerT's less-talented brother] vs. NWO Team nWo Wolfpac (Wrestling/KevinNash[=/=]Wrestling/LexLuger[=/=]Wrestling/{{Sting}}) in a match that featured [[Expy/ProfessionalWrestling Rick "Renegade" Wilson]] Warrior {{expy|/ProfessionalWrestling}} The Renegade making a surprise appearance imitating the Warrior and [[Website/{{WrestleCrap}} everyone in the match having to "play dead" for Warrior's "magic smoke." Page won the match by pinning Stevie Ray, after Hogan and UW had broken out of the cage.]] This monstrous idiocy DID lead to the great Goldberg-DDP match at Havoc, where ''Havoc'', as the match had a stipulation that whoever got the pinfall victory would earn a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at ''Havoc'', plus they had to save the show after the disastrous Hogan-Warrior rematch (Hulk wanted UW to job for him in return for him jobbing for UW way back at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'').



* FaceHeelTurn: Had a very ill-advised one late in his WCW career thanks to the [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor typical]] booking of Wrestling/VinceRusso. Goldberg was the one last wrestler fans could count on to cheer for. When he shortly turned heel, WCW fans just gave up altogether and it was, in some respects, the final nail in the company's coffin.
** Quite literally eating Wrestling/ScottHall's contract certainly didn't help, either.
** Feuding with Scott Hall and Wrestling/KevinNash in the first place ''with them as the faces'' was never going to go over the way Russo wanted it to.

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* FaceHeelTurn: Had a very ill-advised one late in his WCW career thanks to the [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor typical]] typical HeelFaceRevolvingDoor booking of Wrestling/VinceRusso. Goldberg was the one last wrestler fans could count on to cheer for. When he shortly turned heel, WCW fans just gave up altogether and it was, in some respects, the final nail in the company's coffin.
**
Quite literally eating Wrestling/ScottHall's contract certainly didn't help, either.
** Feuding
either, and feuding with Scott Hall and Wrestling/KevinNash in the first place ''with them as the faces'' was never going to go over the way Russo wanted it to.to. WCW fans just gave up altogether and it was, in some respects, the final nail in the company's coffin.



* FingerpokeOfDoom: The destruction of his drawing power was a side-effect of this incident.
* FinishingMove: The Spear followed by The Jackhammer (suplex powerslam).
* [[IKnowKarate I Know Sambo]]: According to the commentators. He actually knew some Sambo through looking martial arts tapes, but had no formal training.
** Goldberg currently owns a Muay Thai training center.

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* FingerpokeOfDoom: {{Fingerpoke of Doom}}: The destruction of his drawing power was a side-effect of this incident.
* FinishingMove: The Spear followed by The the Jackhammer (suplex powerslam).
* [[IKnowKarate I Know Sambo]]: IKnowKarate: According to the commentators. commentators, he knew Sambo. He actually knew some Sambo through looking martial arts tapes, but had no formal training.
**
training. For what is worth, Goldberg currently owns a Muay Thai training center.



* LightningBruiser: Agile enough to do a backflip ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1CQ5u2b12Q which he did against Hugh Morrus]], and in his title match against DDP), was also a pro football player, so he had explosive speed and power. Could lift [[Wrestling/TheBigShow The Giant]] and Jackhammer him with one arm, and was able to tear a limo's glass with his bare hands, although it cut his flesh.
* 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.

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* LightningBruiser: Agile enough to do a backflip ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1CQ5u2b12Q which he did against Hugh Morrus]], Morrus,]] and in his title match against DDP), was also a pro football player, so he had explosive speed and power. Could lift [[Wrestling/TheBigShow The Giant]] and Jackhammer him with one arm, and was able to tear a limo's glass with his bare hands, although it cut his flesh.
* 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.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 Gillberg.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The Halloween Havoc '98 match with DDP, largely thought to be the best of his career, wasn't seen by many fans because WCW's management was so inept at the time that the show ran over its time limit badly and the broadcast cut off. The recorded match was shown the following night on Nitro, but that was well after fans knew the outcome, so much of the emotional impact of the match (see EnforcedMethodActing above) was lost.

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* NoSell: Particularly memorable were his no sells to Wrestling/{{Glacier}} and and, when The Rock brought him out to mock Goldberg, Gillberg.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The Halloween ''Halloween Havoc '98 1998'' match with DDP, largely thought to be the best of his career, wasn't seen by many fans because WCW's management was so inept at the time that the show ran over its time limit badly and the broadcast cut off. The recorded match was shown the following night on Nitro, but that was well after fans knew the outcome, so much of the emotional impact of the match (see EnforcedMethodActing above) on the Trivia page) was lost.



* PetTheDog:
** He may have a mercenary attitude towards the wrestling business, but he's extremely devoted to charities, particularly the Make A Wish foundation.
** Also very nice to fans as long as they don't approach him when he's with his family.
** He's also a spokesman for the ASPCA, making this a literal case.
* RatedMForManly: Without any single shred of doubt. It's the one thing, according to some fans, that separates Goldberg from the likes of Wrestling/JohnCena-- Goldberg's aura of intensity and savagery makes his invincibility more believable, whereas Cena is just a former bodybuilder who likes to make fart jokes and doesn't come off as a legit ass-kicker (again, ''according to some fans'').
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Wrestling/ChrisJericho feuded, and lost, with Goldberg only weeks after fighting with him backstage. It should be noted Jericho ''won'' that backstage fight by getting Goldberg in a front facelock ([[RealityIsUnrealistic a fight-ender in real life]]) twice. Accounts vary on whether Goldberg had gotten out of it himself, Jericho had let him go, or whether other wrestlers broke it up, but at the bell, Jericho was definitely ahead on points.
* RealSongThemeTune: Music/{{Megadeth}}'s "Crush 'Em" (as a tie-in with [=Goldberg=]'s appearance in the 1999 movie ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheReturn''. After the movie ran its course, he went back to his usual production theme.)
* RedBaron: '''DA MAN'''
* TheRival: Wrestling/{{Meng}}, DiamondDallasPage, HulkHogan, Sid Vicious, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, TripleH, [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]].

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* PetTheDog:
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PetTheDog: He may have a mercenary attitude towards the wrestling business, but he's extremely devoted to charities, particularly the Make A Wish foundation.
** Also
foundation. He's also very nice to fans as long as they don't approach him when he's with his family.
**
family. He's also a spokesman for the ASPCA, making this a literal case.
* RatedMForManly: Without any single shred of doubt. It's the one thing, according to some fans, that separates Goldberg from the likes of Wrestling/JohnCena-- other wrestlers with a similar build or physique-- Goldberg's aura of intensity and savagery makes his invincibility more believable, whereas Cena is just a former bodybuilder who likes to make fart jokes and doesn't come off as a legit ass-kicker (again, ''according to some fans'').
believable.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Wrestling/ChrisJericho feuded, and lost, with Goldberg only weeks after fighting with him backstage. It should be noted that, by all accounts, Jericho ''won'' that backstage fight by getting Goldberg in a front facelock ([[RealityIsUnrealistic a fight-ender in real life]]) twice. Accounts vary on whether Goldberg had gotten out of it himself, Jericho had let him go, or whether other wrestlers broke it up, but at the bell, Jericho was definitely ahead on points.
* RealSongThemeTune: Music/{{Megadeth}}'s "Crush 'Em" (as a tie-in with [=Goldberg=]'s Goldberg's appearance in the 1999 movie ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheReturn''. After the movie ran its course, he went back to his usual production theme.)
* RedBaron: '''DA MAN'''
"The Man"
* TheRival: Wrestling/{{Meng}}, DiamondDallasPage, HulkHogan, Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage, Wrestling/HulkHogan, [[Wrestling/SidEudy Sid Vicious, Vicious]], Wrestling/{{Sting}}, TripleH, [[DwayneJohnson [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].Rock]], Wrestling/TripleH.



* ScreamingWarrior: A Great moment, from the 2004 ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'': ''[loud cobra hiss]'' "YOU SON OF A BITCH!"
* ShowyInvincibleHero: Part of Goldberg's appeal was watching his matches to see what moves he'd come up with to hurt the poor sap stuck in the ring with him this time. Despite having all the trappings of an Invincible Hero, the fans mostly couldn't get enough of him. For the first year, anyway, when WCW still had a roster and tasers weren't yet conceived as wrestling moves... And after two years of Hulk Hogan and the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] making chumps of the entire WCW roster, Goldberg was a fresh face with an aura of invincibility. By this point, wrestling fans were dying for a person who could finally end Hogan's long-past-its-expiration-date title reign. He did, and for a short while, it was good.

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* ScreamingWarrior: A Great great moment, from the 2004 ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'': ''[loud cobra hiss]'' "YOU SON OF A BITCH!"
* ShowyInvincibleHero: Part of Goldberg's appeal was watching his matches to see what moves he'd come up with to hurt the poor sap stuck in the ring with him this time. Despite having all the trappings of an Invincible Hero, the fans mostly couldn't get enough of him. For him, for the first year, anyway, when WCW still had a roster and tasers weren't yet conceived as wrestling moves...anyway. And after two years of Hulk Hogan and the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] making chumps of the entire WCW roster, Goldberg was a fresh face with an aura of invincibility. By this point, wrestling fans were dying for a person who could finally end Hogan's long-past-its-expiration-date title reign. He did, and for a short while, it was good.



* TakeThat: At ''WCW Fall Brawl 98'', Wrestling/ChrisJericho brought out a midget version and easily "defeated" him.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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At ''WCW Fall Brawl 98'', 1998'', Wrestling/ChrisJericho brought out a midget version and easily "defeated" him.



* TenMinuteRetirement: Played with. Goldberg hasn't wrestled since 2004 and seemed uninterested in returning to the ring until an interview in 2015 where he expressed interest in wrestling one final match [[SoMyKidsCanWatch so his son could watch.]] He's also gone back and forth on this claim, and since he and WWE aren't on very good terms, it seems a bit unlikely that he'll return.



* TheWorfEffect: Goldberg served as the Worf for Meng and Batista. None of them were actually able to beat him, but simply being able to beat up Goldberg a little was enough to get them over. Goldberg also sold for jobber-to-the-stars Jerry Flynn[[note]]Goldberg didn't like to sell for people he didn't think could hurt him in real life - despite being a jtts, Flynn was a 6'7" 275 lb karate blackbelt and definitely capable of making Goldberg 'sell'[[/note]], which was enough to get Flynn promoted to midcarder for a little while.

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* TheWorfEffect: Goldberg served as the Worf for Meng and Batista. None of them were actually able to beat him, but simply being able to beat up Goldberg a little was enough to get them over. Goldberg also sold for jobber-to-the-stars Jerry Flynn[[note]]Goldberg Flynn,[[note]]Goldberg didn't like to sell for people he didn't think could hurt him in real life - despite being a jtts, jobber-to-the-stars, Flynn was a 6'7" 275 lb karate blackbelt and definitely capable of making Goldberg 'sell'[[/note]], 'sell'[[/note]] which was enough to get Flynn promoted to midcarder for a little while.
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The Halloween Havoc '98 match with DDP, largely thought to be the best of his career, wasn't seen by many fans because WCW's management was so inept at the time that the show ran over its time limit badly and the broadcast cut off. The match was shown recorded the following night on Nitro; well after fans knew the outcome and much of the emotional impact of the match (see EnforcedMethodActing above) was lost.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The Halloween Havoc '98 match with DDP, largely thought to be the best of his career, wasn't seen by many fans because WCW's management was so inept at the time that the show ran over its time limit badly and the broadcast cut off. The recorded match was shown recorded the following night on Nitro; Nitro, but that was well after fans knew the outcome and outcome, so much of the emotional impact of the match (see EnforcedMethodActing above) was lost.
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* JobberEntrance: How he started on WCW though, in a subversion of expectations, he won and kept on winning.

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* JobberEntrance: How he started on WCW though, WCW, though in a subversion of expectations, he won and kept on winning.
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** BadassBeard: A multicolored beard

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** BadassBeard: A multicolored beardbeard of brown and grey.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor

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* MeanCharacterNiceActorMeanCharacterNiceActor: Zig-zagged. He's nice to fans as long as you don't bother him while he's with his family. But was said to be an asshole backstage, particularly in WWE.



* SignatureMove: Canadian fans generally disliked him for a mule kick they claim ended Wrestling/BretHart's career. Also, a gorilla press slam in WWE with no controversy surrounding it.

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* SignatureMove: Canadian fans generally disliked him for a mule kick they claim ended Wrestling/BretHart's career. Also, a gorilla press transitioned into either an Oklahoma slam or spinebuster in WWE with no controversy surrounding it.
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* TenMinuteRetirement: Played with. Goldberg hasn't wrestled since 2004 and seemed uninterested in returning to the ring until an interview in 2015 where he expressed interest in wrestling one final match [[SoMyKidsCanWatch so his son could watch.]] He's also gone back and forth on this claim, and since he and WWE aren't on very good terms, it seems a bit unlikely that he'll return.
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