YMMV / Goldberg

  • Americans Hate Tingle: Or rather Canadians are still sore about his botched mule kick that ended Bret Hart'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.
  • Awesome Music: "Invasion", the piece of production music that served as Goldberg's WCW theme; when his theme switched over to a song by Megadeth, fans considered it a step down. (His WWE theme, while sounding remarkably like "Invasion", is considered inferior to the original.)
  • Base-Breaking Character: Badass unstoppable machine and biggest homegrown talent in WCW history? Or overhyped, painfully naive Creator's Pet who let his meteoric rise go to his head almost immediately?
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Goldberg came out for a PPV match against Perry Saturn having apparently not shaved his head for several days. Whether it was testing out a new look or just Goldberg choosing not to shave for whatever reason, he was back on Nitro the next day bald as usual.
  • Broken Base: That one scene on Raw when Goldust puts a wig on Goldberg has been known to cause endless debates on certain wrestling forums.
  • Designated Villain: In 2000 WCW tried turning him heel as part of Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo's New Blood crew in their feud against the likes of Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash. Except this was terrible short-lived because there was NO WAY people were gonna start booing Goldberg in favor of the very same guys who spearheaded the nWo.
  • Fridge Brilliance: The first time Goldberg took a sledgehammer shot from Triple H, he went down for a 3; but he kicked out the next time it happened. Makes a lot of sense, when you remember the first one happened as he tried to spear Triple H.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: His Jackhammer on The Giant, as detailed in the Awesome section.
  • Memetic Badass: "Goldberg's security is actually not to protect him, but to protect everyone else from him" is just one of many jokes about his unreal power.
  • Moment of Awesome:
  • Never Live It Down:
    • Oh, that wacky Goldberg! Trying to murder people and stuff.
    • His backstage fight with Chris Jericho, to the point where it's become sort of an Old Shame to Jericho, as both men would like to put the ordeal behind them.
  • Older Than They Think: 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 Foleynote  v. Wendi Richter match from Stampede Wrestling in June 1983. Jaguar Yokota used it on Lioness Asuka during their match on August 22, 1985. Dean Malenko used it on Gedo during their match at the Super J Cup 1994.