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Goldberg's Titles

WWE
World Heavyweight Title
Defeated Triple H
Unforgiven
Hershey, Pennsylvania
September 21, 2003


WCW United States Title (1)
Defeated Raven
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 20, 1998

Vacated after winning World title on July 6, 1998

WCW World Heavyweight Title
Defeated Hulk Hogan
Atlanta, Georgia
July 6, 1998

Lost to Kevin Nash
Washington, DC
December 27, 1998

WCW United States Title (2)
Defeated Sid Vicious
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 24, 1999

Lost to Bret Hart on October 25, 1999

WCW Tag Team Title
Teamed with Bret Hart,
Defeated Creative Control

Lost to The Outsiders


Full Name: WILLIAM SCOTT GOLDBERG
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 285 LBS.
Born: DECEMBER 27, 1966
Hometown: TULSA, OKLAHOMA
Signature Moves: SPEAR & JACKHAMMER



Bill Goldberg followed in the paths of many wrestlers who have made the transition from the gridiron to the squared circle to become wrestling stars - he just did so faster and to a greater magnitude than anyone else in history. In only his second year in the business, Goldberg became one of the biggest names the wrestling business has ever seen.


Bill Goldberg was not a typical wrestling fan growing up, but instead focused most of his attention on football. An excellent player in high school, Goldberg starred as an All-SEC and All-American Nose Guard at the University of Georgia. When his career as a Bulldog was over, he eyed stardom in the National Football League. After spending time with the Los Angeles Rams and then winning the World Bowl with the Sacramento Surge of the World League of American Football, Goldberg signed on with the Atlanta Falcons in 1991. After three years with the team he suffered a torn abdominal muscle which put him out for the 1994 season. Goldberg was signed by the Carolina Panthers in 1995, but could not rebound from the injury sufficiently enough to play. He was thus forced to retire from football.

Goldberg never planned on becoming a professional wrestler. He crossed paths with many World Championship Wrestling stars while living in Atlanta. Though the world of wrestling was intriguing to him, joining the ranks of professional wrestlers was not an option that Goldberg seriously considered at the time. Later, Goldberg was working out in a gym owned by Lex Luger and Sting and was convinced by Sting to take a chance in the squared circle. After months of training in the WCW Power Plant, Goldberg made his official professional debut in WCW against Hugh Morrus, pinning the 300 pound wrestler. The next year and a half would be among the most remarkable periods in professional wrestling history.

Goldberg began quickly mowing down his opponents with his patented Spear and Jackhammer combination. Eventually he got his chance at the gold when he wrestled Raven for the WCW United States title. Showing little nervousness in his first title match, he quickly overpowered Raven and pinned him for the title belt. With his reputation and winning streak growing, everyone looked forward to a showdown between Goldberg and Hollywood Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight championship. In front of a red-hot crowd in Atlanta, Georgia on July 6, 1998, Goldberg speared Hogan and then hit the Jackhammer to obtain the pinfall. With the championship belt around his waist, he was now the biggest name in the sport and finished the year as the PWI Rookie of the Year.


Over the next year, Goldberg found himself battling members of the New World Order and other wrestlers striving for his title. Finally, Kevin Nash, after interference from Scott Hall (who used a tazer on Goldberg), was able to pin the champion. Goldberg subsequently placed himself in a hunt to reclaim his gold, often taking on various factions of the NWO. During one of these confrontations, Goldberg ran out into the parking lot of an arena and punched his fist through the windshield of a car. In doing so, he suffered a cut to his arm that took almost 190 stitches to close and which almost hit a nerve, seriously placing his career in jeopardy. For almost six months he was forced to the sidelines and relegated to making publicity appearances and participating in the many charities he supports. Finally, after a great deal of speculation that he might not be able to make it back to the ring, he did so in June 2000 to a great ovation from his fans.

Bill Goldberg became one of the biggest names in professional wrestling and was able to utilize his notoriety to obtain roles in Hollywood films and appearances on various television shows.

THE STREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
173 - 0

Hugh Morrus * WCW Nitro * Salt Lake City, UT * 9/22/97
The Barbarian * WCW Nitro * Worcester, MA * 9/29/97
Roadblock * WCW Saturday Night * Dalton, GA * 10/11/97
Scotty Riggs * WCW Nitro * Tampa, FL * 10/20/97
Wrath * WCW Nitro * Biloxi, MS * 10/20/97
Mike Anthony * WCW Thunder * Ft. Myers, FL * 10/25/97
Renegade * WCW Saturday Night * San Bernardino, CA * 11/1/97
Bobby Eaton * WCW House Show * Salem, VA * 11/2/97
Bobby Eaton * WCW House Show * Norfolk, VA * 11/2/97
Mark Starr * WCW Worldwide * Orlando, FL * 11/8/97
Manny Fernandez * WCW Main Event * Orlando, FL * 12/13/97
Renegade * WCW Saturday Night * Gainesville, GA * 12/27/97
Steve McMichael * WCW Starrcade * Washington, DC * 12/28/97
Glacier * WCW Nitro * Baltimore, MD * 12/29/97
Bobby Eaton * WCW House Show * Columbia, SC * 1/3/98
Stevie Ray * WCW Nitro * Atlanta, GA * 1/5/98
Steve McMichael * WCW Thunder * Daytona Beach, FL * 1/8/98
Barry Horowitz * WCW Saturday Night * Rome, GA * 1/10/98
Jerry Flynn * WCW Nitro * Jacksonville, FL * 1/12/98
Chavo Guerrero Jr. * WCW Thunder * Lakeland, FL * 1/15/98
Kendall Windham * WCW Thunder * Huntsville, AL * 1/22/98
Mike Tolbert * WCW Saturday Night * Thibodaux, LA * 1/24/98
Brad Armstrong * WCW Nitro * Ft. Wayne, IN * 1/26/98
Yuji Nagata * WCW Thunder * Memphis, TN * 1/29/98
Meng * WCW Saturday Night * Thibodaux, LA * 1/31/98
Buddy Lee Parker * WCW Boston Brawl * Boston, MA * 1/31/98
Mark Starr * WCW Nitro * San Antonio, TX * 2/2/98
Jim Powers * WCW Thunder * Beaumont, TX * 2/5/98
Disco Inferno * WCW Saturday Night * Corpus Chr., TX * 2/7/98
Lord Steven Regal * WCW Nitro * El Paso, TX * 2/9/98
Glacier * WCW Thunder * Oklahoma City, OK * 2/12/98
Steve McMichael * WCW House Show * KC, MO * 2/14/98
Joey Maggs * WCW Worldwide * Orlando, FL * 2/14/98
Hugh Morrus * WCW Nitro * Tampa, FL * 2/16/98
Fit Finlay * WCW Saturday Night * Palmetto, FL * 2/21/98
Brad Armstrong * WCW Super Brawl VIII * SF, CA * 2/22/98
Rick Fuller * WCW Thunder * Cedar Rapids, IA * 2/26/98
Sick Boy * WCW Nitro * Philadelphia, PA * 3/2/98
Vincent * WCW Thunder * Columbus, OH * 3/5/98
Yuji Nagata * WCW House Show * Charleston, WV * 3/7/98
Yuji Nagata * WCW House Show * Johnson City, TN * 3/8/98
Barry Darsow * WCW Nitro * Winston-Salem, NC * 3/9/98
Chase Tatum * WCW Saturday Night * Johnstown, PA * 3/14/98
Wayne Bloom * WCW Thunder * Terre Haute, IN * 3/19/98
Brad Armstrong * WCW House Show * Troy, OH * 3/20/98
Brad Armstrong * WCW House Show * Mannon, IN * 3/21/98
Brad Armstrong * WCW House Show * Cincinnati, OH * 3/22/98
Renegade * WCW Nitro * Louisville, KY * 3/23/98
Jerry Flynn * WCW House Show * Baltimore, MD * 3/25/98
Jerry Flynn * WCW Thunder * Fairfax, VA * 3/26/98
Jerry Flynn * WCW House Show * Charlottesville, VA * 3/27/98
Jerry Flynn * WCW House Show * Auburn Hills, MI * 3/28/98
Jerry Flynn * WCW House Show * Milwaukee, WI * 3/29/98
Ray Traylor * WCW Nitro * Chicago, IL * 3/30/98
Jerry Flynn * WCW Thunder * Tampa, FL * 4/2/98
Hammer * WCW Nitro * Miami, FL * 4/6/98
Fit Finlay * WCW House Show * Montgomery, AL * 4/10/98
Fit Finlay * WCW House Show * Chattanooga, TN * 4/11/98
Rocco Rock * WCW Nitro * Minneapolis, MN * 4/13/98
Barry Darsow * WCW Thunder * Fargo, IN * 4/16/98
Perry Saturn * WCW Spring Stampede * Denver, CO * 4/19/98

WCW UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
Raven
WCW Nitro
Colorado Springs, CO
4/20/98


Mike Enos * WCW Thunder * Columbia, SC * 4/22/98
Scott Norton * WCW Nitro * Norfolk, VA * 4/27/98
Jerry Flynn * WCW Nitro * Norfolk, VA * 4/28/98
Saturn * WCW House Show * Des Moines, IA * 5/6/98
Saturn * WCW House Show * Wichita, KS * 5/9/98
Saturn * WCW House Show * Topeka, KS * 5/9/98
Len Denton * WCW Nitro * Kansas City, MO * 5/11/98
Saturn * WCW House Show * Bangor, ME * 5/15/98
Yuji Nagata * WCW Saturday Night * Springfield, MA * 5/16/98
Saturn * WCW House Show * Amherst, MA * 5/16/98
Saturn * WCW Slamboree * Worcester, MA * 5/17/98
Glacier * WCW Nitro * Providence, RI * 5/18/98
Johnny Attitude * WCW Nitro * Evansville, IN * 5/25/98
Barry Horowitz * WCW Thunder * Nashville, TN * 5/27/98
La Parka * WCW Nitro * Washington, DC * 6/1/98
Hugh Morrus * WCW Thunder * Peoria, IL * 6/4/98
Saturn * WCW House Show * Muncie, IN * June 5, 1998
Saturn * WCW House Show * Ft. Wayne, IN * 6/6/98
Leroy Howard * WCW Worldwide * Orlando, FL * 6/6/98
Saturn * WCW House Show * Grand Rapids, MI * 6/7/98
Chavo Guerrero Jr. * WCW Nitro * Detroit, MI * 6/8/98
Konnan * Dark Match, WCW Thunder * Buffalo, NY * 6/11/98
Konnan * WCW House Show * Erie, PA * 6/12/98
Sting * WCW House Show * Pittsburgh, PA * 6/13/98
Konnan, WCW Great American Bash, Baltimore, MD * 6/14/98
Reese * WCW Thunder * Philadelphia, PA * 6/18/98
Rick Fuller * WCW Nitro * Jacksonville, FL * 6/22/98
Fit Finlay * Dark Match, WCW Thunder * Orlando, FL * 6/24/98
John Nord * WCW Worldwide * Orlando, FL * 7/4/98
Scott Hall * WCW Nitro * Atlanta, GA * 7/6/98

WCW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Hulk Hogan
WCW Nitro
Atlanta, GA 7/6/98


Scott Hall * WCW Thunder * Birmingham, AL * 7/8/98
Curt Hennig * WCW Melee * Los Angeles, CA * 7/10/98
Curt Hennig * WCW Bash at the Beach * San Diego, CA * 7/12/98
Curt Hennig * WCW Nitro * Las Vegas, NV * 7/13/98
The Giant * Dark Match, WCW Thunder * Oakland, CA * 7/16/98
Curt Hennig * WCW House Show * Oakland, CA * 7/17/98
Curt Hennig * WCW House Show * Yakima, WA * 7/19/98
The Giant * WCW Nitro * Salt Lake City, UT * 7/20/98
Curt Hennig * Goodwill Games * Manhattan, NY * 7/26/98
Brian Adams * WCW Nitro * San Antonio, TX * 7/27/98
The Giant * Dark Match, WCW Thunder * Casper, WY * 8/5/98
Battle Royal Survivor * WCW Road Wild * Sturgis, SD * 8/8/98
Meng * Lumberjack Match--WCW Nitro * Rapid City, SC * 8/10/98
The Giant * WCW Nitro * Hartford, CT * 8/17/98
Al Green * WCW Nitro * Miami, FL * 8/31/98
Scott Putski * WCW Nitro * Pensacola, FL * 9/7/98
Rick Fuller * WCW Thunder * Lexington, KY * 9/10/98
The Giant * WCW House Show * Cincinnati, OH * 9/11/98
Sting
Disqualification
WCW Nitro
Greenville, SC
9/14/98
Kanyon * WCW Thunder * Norfolk, VA * 9/24/98
The Giant * WCW House Show * Baltimore, MD * 9/25/98
Sting * WCW House Show * Fairfax, VA * 9/26/98
Raven * WCW Thunder * Norfolk, VA * 10/1/98
Disco Inferno * Dark Match, WCW Nitro * Columbia, SC * 10/5/98
The Giant * WCW House Show * Dayton, OH * 10/9/98
The Giant * WCW House Show * Baltimore, MD * 10/10/98
The Giant * WCW House Show * Milwaukee, WI * 10/11/98
Scott Hall * WCW House Show * Duluth, MN * 10/21/98
DDP
WCW Halloween Havoc
Las Vegas, NV
10/25/98
The Giant * WCW House Show * Charleston, WV * 11/6/98
The Giant * WCW House Show * Pittsburgh, PA * 11/7/98
The Giant * WCW House Show * Johnstown, PA * 11/8/98
Meng * WCW Nitro Extra * Long Island, NY * 11/10/98
The Giant * Dark Match, WCW Thunder * Roanoke, VA * 11/12/98
The Giant * WCW Nitro * Grand Rapids, MI * 11/23/98
The Giant * WCW House Show * Tulsa, OK * 12/18/98
The Giant * WCW House Show * Springfield, MO * 12/19/98
Bam Bam Bigelow
WCW House Show
Kansas City, MO
12/20/98
Bam Bam Bigelow * WCW House Show * KC, MO * 12/20/98
Scott Hall * Disqualification--Nitro * St. Louis, MO * 12/22/98


END OF STREAK: 12/27/98
Kevin Nash ended the greatest winning streak in sports entertainment history at Starrcade when Scott Hall and a tazer gun got involved in the action.

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LIKE HIM OR NOT, BOYS AND GIRLS......BILL GOLDBERG IS DA' MAN IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT TODAY
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Goddamn, he beat Henning and the giant at like 30 house shows. I knew there was a lot of repeat action on the streak, but for christ's sake, 7 of 8 in a row over Giant? Bam Bam Bigelow? Barry Horowitz? Al Green, Scott Putski, Rick Fuller? Who the fuck are they? What the hell? How do they justify this? A whole bunch of house shows, dark matches and filler just to pump up a number. Thanks for showing this to everybody. Kinda goes a long way in showing that the streak was nothing more than a ride over a bunch of jobbers that in all reality, would've jobbed to anybody. Also, that was 5 freaking years ago and it's still all he really has.
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i appreciate the comment back, Exo.....but i think what should really be looked at for the streak is how hard he worked and how many shows he did during the streak while building his reputation.....the common misconception is that Goldberg has never done anything in the business.....that is wrong, as is proven here.....it also doesn't include the countless public appearances he has done for the charities he is involved in and the like.....also, five different title reigns, including tag titles with Bret Hart......and, his first World Title win was over Hogan at the height of the nWo.....
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