History YMMV / Goldberg

27th Feb '16 4:16:08 PM JamesAustin
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "[[http://youtu.be/UNdjG2BX0go Invasion]]", the piece of production music that served as Goldberg's WCW theme; when his theme switched over to a song by Music/{{Megadeth}}, fans considered it a ''step down''. (His WWE theme, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong while sounding remarkably like "Invasion"]], is considered inferior to the original.)



* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: ''Started'' his career this way. In his TV debut on the September 22, 1997 Nitro, he defeated [[Wrestling/HughMorrus "The Laughing Man" Hugh Morrus]], becoming the first man to kick out of Morrus' [[FinishingMove No Laughing Matter moonsault]].
** The above match lead to a CrowningMomentofHeartwarming a few years later when Morrus, a career lower mid-carder rose up the ranks and won the US title. In an in-ring celebration, Goldberg fondly recalled that his famous streak began with Morrus putting him over.
** Defeating [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hollywood Hogan]] for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] is considered by many to be the greatest night in the history of Nitro.
* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music Of Awesome]][=/=]{{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://youtu.be/UNdjG2BX0go Invasion]]", the piece of production music that served as Goldberg's WCW theme; when his theme switched over to a song by Music/{{Megadeth}}, fans considered it a ''step down''. (His WWE theme, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong while sounding remarkably like "Invasion"]], is considered inferior to the original.)


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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome:
** ''Started'' his career this way. In his TV debut on the September 22, 1997 Nitro, he defeated [[Wrestling/HughMorrus "The Laughing Man" Hugh Morrus]], becoming the first man to kick out of Morrus' [[FinishingMove No Laughing Matter moonsault]]. This led to a SugarWiki/{{heartwarming moment|s}} a few years later when Morrus, a career lower mid-carder rose up the ranks and won the US title. In an in-ring celebration, Goldberg fondly recalled that his famous streak began with Morrus putting him over.
** Defeating [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hollywood Hogan]] for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] is considered by many to be the greatest night in the history of Nitro.
21st Feb '16 11:10:21 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* OlderThanTheyThink: He may have been the one to name the Jackhammer, but he didn't invent it. The earliest example of it could be found in the Athol Foley[[note]]Real name Bernie Wright, uncle of WCW's Alex Wright, and the kayfabe "son" of heel manager JR Foley, real name John Foley, no relation to those [[Wrestling/JimRoss other]] [[Wrestling/MickFoley guys]][[/note]] v. Wendi Richter match from Stampede Wrestling in June 1983. Jaguar Yokota used it on Lioness Asuka during their match on August 22, 1985. Wrestling/DeanMalenko used it on Gedo during their match at the Super J Cup 1994.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: He may have been the one to name the Jackhammer, but he didn't invent it. The earliest example of it could be found in the Athol Foley[[note]]Real name Bernie Wright, uncle of WCW's Alex Wright, and the kayfabe "son" of heel manager JR Foley, real name John Foley, no relation to those [[Wrestling/JimRoss other]] [[Wrestling/MickFoley guys]][[/note]] v. Wendi Richter match from Stampede Wrestling in June 1983. Jaguar Yokota used it on Lioness Asuka Wrestling/LionessAsuka during their match on August 22, 1985. Wrestling/DeanMalenko used it on Gedo during their match at the Super J Cup 1994.
15th Feb '16 8:43:58 AM JamesAustin
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* EnforcedMethodActing: ''Completely'' by accident. In his Halloween Havoc '98 match with Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage, at about the midpoint of the match, there was a spot where [=DDP=] was in the corner and Goldberg tried to spear him, only for Page to duck out the way and have Goldberg hit the steel post behind the turnbuckle. The problem was Goldberg ran all out - according to [[https://youtu.be/H5pna5rMjAk DDP himself, he didn't want to miss the spear to begin with]] - and hit the post with his shoulder like a goddamn ''missile''! The result was a legitimately injured shoulder, leading to some memorable offence by [=DDP=] and the first genuine signs of vulnerability in Goldberg's career. The highlight of the match was a spot where Goldberg successfully hit the Spear - but this both aggravated the previous injury ''and'' knocked Goldberg silly because he'd overestimated how much fight DDP would put up, [[https://youtu.be/hvhaWY4qy9o?t=20s causing his head to hit the mat first]]. The plan was for Goldberg to lift up Page in the Jackhammer, which Page would counter with the Diamond Cutter and a near fall. But with a hurt shoulder, Goldberg ''couldn't lift him up!'' The crowd went ''insane'' at the idea that Goldberg couldn't apply his finisher and the thought that this might be the match he loses. He tried again and this time the counter spot went through, which combined was an accidental piece of WrestlingPsychology that couldn't have turned out any better if they planned it that way. The only problem was that Goldberg was so loopy from the hit by that point that he kicked out at the instant of "2" rather than a planned "2 9/10ths", but the overall result was by far the best critically received match in both men's career.
9th Dec '15 6:59:09 AM bonesawisready
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* NeverLiveItDown: His backstage fight with ChrisJericho, to the point where it's become sort of an OldShame to Jericho, as both men would like to put the ordeal behind them.

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* NeverLiveItDown: NeverLiveItDown:
** Oh, that wacky Goldberg! Trying to [[Wrestling/BretHart murder people]] and stuff.
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His backstage fight with ChrisJericho, to the point where it's become sort of an OldShame to Jericho, as both men would like to put the ordeal behind them.
22nd Oct '15 11:51:28 AM thecarolinabull01
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* BaseBreaker: Badass unstoppable machine and biggest homegrown talent in WCW history? Or overhyped, painfully naive CreatorsPet who let his meteoric rise go to his head almost immediately.

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* BaseBreaker: Badass unstoppable machine and biggest homegrown talent in WCW history? Or overhyped, painfully naive CreatorsPet who let his meteoric rise go to his head almost immediately. immediately?
28th Sep '15 1:40:56 PM Nyame
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* AmericansHateTingle: Or rather Canadians are still sore about his botched mule kick that ended Wrestling/BretHart's career. Bret himself doesn't actually blame Bill for what happened -- Goldberg, to him, was a nice enough guy. Who really blames is the WCW Power Plant for not teaching him how to pull his punches.

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* AmericansHateTingle: Or rather Canadians are still sore about his botched mule kick that ended Wrestling/BretHart's career. Bret himself doesn't actually blame Bill for what happened -- Goldberg, to him, was a nice enough guy. Who he really blames is the WCW Power Plant for not teaching him how to pull his punches.
27th Sep '15 7:15:04 PM BDA1978
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** The above match lead to a CrowningMomentofHeartwarming a few years later when Morrus, a career lower mid-carder rose up the ranks and won the US title. In an in-ring celebration, Goldberg fondly recalled that his famous streak began with Morrus putting him over.
27th Sep '15 7:11:06 PM BDA1978
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* BaseBreaker: Badass unstoppable machine who deserved a push? Or overhyped CreatorsPet who doesn't know a wristlock from a wrist watch?

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* BaseBreaker: Badass unstoppable machine who deserved a push? and biggest homegrown talent in WCW history? Or overhyped overhyped, painfully naive CreatorsPet who doesn't know a wristlock from a wrist watch?let his meteoric rise go to his head almost immediately.
8th Sep '15 10:35:24 AM thecarolinabull01
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* EnforcedMethodActing: ''Completely'' by accident. In his Halloween Havoc '98 match with Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage, at about the midpoint of the match, there was a spot where [=DDP=] was in the corner and Goldberg tried to spear him, only for Page to duck out the way and have Goldberg hit the steel post behind the turnbuckle. The problem was Goldberg ran all out - according to [[https://youtu.be/H5pna5rMjAk DDP himself, he didn't want to miss the spear to begin with]] - and hit the post with his shoulder like a goddamn ''missile''! The result was a legitimately injured shoulder, leading to some memorable offence by [=DDP=] and the first genuine signs of vulnerability in Goldberg's career. The highlight of the match was a spot where Goldberg successfully hit the Spear - but this both aggravated the previous injury ''and'' knocked Goldberg silly because he'd overestimated how much fight DDP would put up, [[https://youtu.be/hvhaWY4qy9o?t=20s causing his head to hit the mat first]]. The plan was for Goldberg to lift up Page in the Jackhammer, which Page would counter with the Diamond Cutter and a near fall. But with a hurt shoulder, Goldberg ''couldn't lift him up!'' The crowd went ''insane'' at the idea that Goldberg couldn't apply his finisher and the thought that this might be the match he loses. He tried again and this time the counter spot went through, which combined was an accidental piece of WrestlingPsychology that couldn't have turned out any better if they planned it that way. The only problem was that Goldberg was so loopy from the hit by that point that he kicked out at the instant of "2" rather than a planned "2 9/10ths", but the overall result was by far the best critically received match in Goldberg's career.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: ''Completely'' by accident. In his Halloween Havoc '98 match with Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage, at about the midpoint of the match, there was a spot where [=DDP=] was in the corner and Goldberg tried to spear him, only for Page to duck out the way and have Goldberg hit the steel post behind the turnbuckle. The problem was Goldberg ran all out - according to [[https://youtu.be/H5pna5rMjAk DDP himself, he didn't want to miss the spear to begin with]] - and hit the post with his shoulder like a goddamn ''missile''! The result was a legitimately injured shoulder, leading to some memorable offence by [=DDP=] and the first genuine signs of vulnerability in Goldberg's career. The highlight of the match was a spot where Goldberg successfully hit the Spear - but this both aggravated the previous injury ''and'' knocked Goldberg silly because he'd overestimated how much fight DDP would put up, [[https://youtu.be/hvhaWY4qy9o?t=20s causing his head to hit the mat first]]. The plan was for Goldberg to lift up Page in the Jackhammer, which Page would counter with the Diamond Cutter and a near fall. But with a hurt shoulder, Goldberg ''couldn't lift him up!'' The crowd went ''insane'' at the idea that Goldberg couldn't apply his finisher and the thought that this might be the match he loses. He tried again and this time the counter spot went through, which combined was an accidental piece of WrestlingPsychology that couldn't have turned out any better if they planned it that way. The only problem was that Goldberg was so loopy from the hit by that point that he kicked out at the instant of "2" rather than a planned "2 9/10ths", but the overall result was by far the best critically received match in Goldberg's both men's career.
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