* AmericansHateTingle: Or rather Canadians are still sore about his botched mule kick that ended Wrestling/BretHart's career.
* BaseBreaker: Badass unstoppable machine who deserved a push? Or overhyped CreatorsPet who doesn't know a wristlock from a wrist watch?
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: 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.
* BrokenBase: That one scene on ''Raw'' when Wrestling/{{Goldust}} puts a wig on [=Goldberg=] has been known to cause endless debates on certain wrestling forums.
* [[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]].
** 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.)
* DesignatedVillain: In 2000 Wrestling/{{WCW}} ''tried'' turning him heel as part of Wrestling/EricBischoff and Wrestling/VinceRusso's New Blood crew in their feud against the likes of Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/ScottHall, and Wrestling/KevinNash. 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 [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]].
* 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 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 hit the Spear (aggravating the injury), and was meant to then 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.
* FridgeBrilliance: 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.
* HolyShitQuotient: His Jackhammer on [[Wrestling/TheBigShow The Giant]], as detailed in the Awesome section.
* MemeticBadass: "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.
* 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.
* 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.