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ABOUT
Goldberg

Full NameWilliam Scott Goldberg

BornDecember 27, 1966

Height6'4

NationalityAmerican

Relation(s)Wanda Ferraton (m. 2005)

ABOUT

William Scott Goldberg is an American professional wrestler, actor and retired football player signed with WWE. He is famously known by his ring name, Goldberg. He rose to prominence in WCW and WWE.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Filmography
  3. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


WCW


Early Matches (1996-1997)


After rehabbing from a football injury, Goldberg began his training in mixed martial arts and powerlifting. He began his in-ring training at WCW Power Plant. He had a handful of appearances on Nitro before officially debuting as Goldberg.


Undefeated Streak, Championships, and Departure (1998-2002)


Goldberg debuted on Nitro and began scoring quick victories under two minutes. He went on an undefeated streak by squashing his opponents. On Nitro after Spring Stampede, Goldberg challenged Raven for WCW United States Championship. Despite the futile attempt by Raven's flock, Goldberg won the title. Goldberg staked more victories and began his chase for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. At the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Goldberg defeated Hulk Hogan for the title and vacated WCW United States Championship.


Goldberg as WCW US Champion


At Starrcade, Goldberg's undefeated streak ended when Kevin Nash pinned him for the title. Scott Hall assisted Nash by tasing Goldberg during the match. After a few months of time off to shoot for a movie, Goldberg returned and ended Sid's undefeated streak. At Halloween Havoc, Goldberg won his second WCW United States Championship. Goldberg continued his rivalry with Vicious and defeated him in an "I Quit" match at Mayhem to close their feud.


At Starrcade, Goldberg challenged Hart for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and lost. He received a rematch, which he lost due to outside interference. He won the WCW World Tag Team Championship with Bret Hart. Goldberg faced Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, DDP, and Booker T in his last years with the company. Goldberg remained under contract to AOL Time Warner until May 2002, when he agreed on a contract buyout. In 2003, they released Goldberg from his contract.


Bill Goldberg's entrance


NJPW (2002-2003)


In 2002, Goldberg returned to Japan and joined All Japan Pro Wrestling and defeated Kojima and Kea. Goldberg's time in Japan was short-lived as he was in negotiation with WWE.


WWE


World Heavyweight Championship and Brock Lesnar (2003-2004)


Goldberg made his WWE debut on RAW and speared The Rock. He faced The Rock at Backlash and won. After being undefeated for half a year, Goldberg began a rivalry with Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship. At SummerSlam, Goldberg entered the Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship and lost. At Unforgiven, Goldberg defeated Triple H to win the title. At Armageddon, Goldberg lost the title to Triple H in a triple threat match.


Goldberg's WWE debut


At Survivor Series, Goldberg first interacted with Brock Lesnar on screen. At Royal Rumble, Brock Lesnar attacked Goldberg during the match, which caused him to get eliminated from the rumble. At No Way Out, Goldberg interfered in Lesnar's title defense against Eddie Guerrero and cost him the championship. Goldberg faced Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 20 and won. It was his last appearance with the company.


Return and Universal Championship (2016-2017)


Goldberg made his WWE return and agreed to face Brock Lesnar. At Survivor Series 2016, Goldberg defeated Brock Lesnar in under two minutes. At Fastlane 2017, Goldberg defeated Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship. Goldberg and Brock Lesnar continued their rivalry for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 33, where Lesnar won.


Goldberg as Universal Champion


Hall of Fame and Various Feuds (2018-Present)


Goldberg was announced as the headliner for Hall of Fame Class 2018. After WrestleMania, Goldberg faced The Undertaker at Super Show-Down and lost. Goldberg returned at SummerSlam and defeated Dolph Ziggler.


Goldberg challenged "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship at Super Show Down 2019 and won his second Universal Championship. At WrestleMania 36, Goldberg lost the title to Braun Strowman. After nine months of hiatus, Goldberg returned and challenged Drew McIntyre for a match. At Royal Rumble, Goldberg lost to Drew McIntyre.


A few months later, Goldberg returned to RAW and challenged Bobby Lashley for the title. Goldberg and Lashley fought till referee stoppage at SummerSlam. At Crown Jewel 2012, Goldberg defeated Lashley in a No Holds Barred match and won. In 2022, Goldberg returned and challenged Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship. At Elimination Chamber, Roman Reigns defeated Goldberg via submission.


Bill Goldberg enters the Hall of Fame


Filmography


YearTitleRole
1999The Jesse Ventura StoryLuger
1999Universal Soldier: The ReturnRomeo
2000Ready to RumbleHimself
2003Looney Tunes: Back in ActionMr Smith
2005The Longest YardJoey "Battle" Battaglio
2005The Kid & IHImself
2005Santa's SlaySanta Claus
2007Half Past Dead 2William Burke
2010Kill SpeedBig Bad John
2010Holly, Jingles and Clyde 3DGus
2015Wrestling isn't WrestlingHimself
2016Nine LegendsHimself
2017Check PointT.J
2017American SantaHawk
2018Con ManSax


Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
WCW World Heavyweight Championship1
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship2
WCW World Tag Team Championship1
World Heavyweight Championship1
WWE Universal Championship2
WWE Hall of Fame1


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