Bill Goldberg

Bill Goldberg

Birth name: William Scott Goldberg
Born: December 27, 1966
Age: 50
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Biography

William Scott Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American professional wrestler, actor, former professional football player and former mixed martial arts color commentator currently signed to WWE on the Raw brand under the ring name Goldberg.

Regarded as one of the more popular professional wrestlers of the late 1990s, Goldberg was the top star and public face of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) at the peak of the Monday Night Wars. Goldberg is best known for his time in WCW, where he performed between 1997 and 2001. Goldberg rose to fame in WCW with a lengthy undefeated streak in singles competition from 1997 to 1998, which is considered the longest winning streak in professional wrestling. During this time, he became WCW United States Champion and WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He was also a one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion (with Bret Hart), making him along with Hart the fifth WCW Triple Crown winner. Following WCW's closure in 2001, Goldberg wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) between 2002 and 2003, and for WWE between 2003 and 2004, becoming a one-time World Heavyweight Champion in the latter. Goldberg headlined multiple pay-per-view events for WCW and WWE, including closing WCW's premier annual event, Starrcade, on two occasions (1998 and 1999). After twelve years away from the company, he returned to WWE in 2016 and headlined Survivor Series against Brock Lesnar, and Fastlane against Kevin Owens where he won the WWE Universal Championship, his third world title, thus making him the only person to win the WCW World Heavyweght Championship, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Universal Championship.

Before he was a professional wrestler, Goldberg was a professional football player. After first retiring from professional wrestling, he began working as a commentator for the mixed martial arts promotion EliteXC until its closure. He hosted 26 episodes of Garage Mahal on the DIY Network from 2009 to 2011.

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Early life

Goldberg was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had a bar mitzvah at Temple Israel and graduated from Tulsa Edison High School. He acquired a love for football early in life and was a bouncer at age 16. Goldberg's mother, Ethel, is a classical violinist, while his father, Jed, who attended Harvard University, was an obstetrician and gynecologist. They divorced, and Jed died in late 2006. Ethel also breeds flowers and created an award-winning hybrid orchid, which she named after Goldberg. His brother, Michael, is the owner of a music club in Aspen, Colorado.

Goldberg is proud of his Jewish heritage and refused to hide it in the wrestling world, including refusing to wrestle on Yom Kippur. His Romanian great-grandfather, Marcel, emigrated from Bucharest and came to the U.S. through Ellis Island. His other great-grandfather, Willie, was a Russian immigrant.

Football career

Bill Goldberg
No. 71, 73
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-12-27) December 27, 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Tulsa (OK) Edison
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 11 / Pick: 302
Career history
  • Los Angeles Rams (1990-1991)*
  • Sacramento Surge (1992)
  • Sacramento Gold Miners (1993)
  • Atlanta Falcons (1992-1994)
  • Carolina Panthers (1995)*
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • World Bowl champion (II)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 14
Games started: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Goldberg earned a scholarship to play for the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team where he served as a defensive tackle. He was taken by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round, with the 302nd overall selection, in the 1990 NFL draft.

He played for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1990 NFL season, followed by a stint with the CFL Sacramento Gold Miners and Atlanta Falcons from 1992 to 1994. After being cut from the Falcons, in 1995 he was selected by the new expansion team, the Carolina Panthers, in the 1995 NFL expansion draft, but never played a game with the team. He was the first player to have been cut by the Panthers.

Goldberg's NFL career ended when he "tore his lower abdomen off his pelvis". He had hopes of returning to the league after rehabilitation but, due to his lack of success, wasn't considered a major asset. Goldberg has described playing in the NFL as "a mixed emotional experience" because, despite reaching the goal of simply playing in the NFL, he didn't obtain the level of achievement that he desired.

Professional wrestling career

World Championship Wrestling (1996-2001)

Training and early matches (1996-1997)

During the rehab following his NFL injury, Goldberg began powerlifting and mixed martial arts training. He was spotted by Lex Luger and Sting who urged him to try professional wrestling. Although not a fan of professional wrestling, he saw it as an alternative to his fledgling football career and began training at the WCW Power Plant.

Working as Bill Gold, Goldberg made five appearances. The first was on a dark match at a Monday Nitro event on June 23, 1997 where he defeated Buddy Lee Parker. He also faced and defeated Buddy Landell (Saturday Night dark match), Hugh Morrus (house show), Chip Minton (Nitro dark match) and John Betcha (house show). His final pre-televised appearance was in dark match on July 24 at Saturday Night taping, a loss to Chad Fortune.

Undefeated streak (1997-1998)

On the September 22 episode of Nitro, Goldberg defeated Hugh Morrus in his debut match. Soon afterward, he began to score quick victories over his fellow WCW wrestlers in the range of 1-2 minutes. Goldberg's succession of wins saw him quickly advance up the card, and he was pushed as a singles wrestler. The newcomer captivated fans with his monstrous yet silent charisma, brute strength, and agility that saw him vault the ropes, perform high kicks and even the occasional backflip. Goldberg made his pay-per-view debut at Starrcade defeating Steve McMichael. In early 1998, Goldberg squashed Brad Armstrong at SuperBrawl VIII and pinned Perry Saturn at Spring Stampede. In mid-March, WCW stopped referring to him by his full name, shortening it to simply Goldberg. Around this time, WCW began counting Goldberg's consecutive wins on television as he continued to climb up the ranks. Goldberg's win over Saturn was his 74th consecutive without a loss, and the next night on Nitro he challenged Raven for the United States Heavyweight Championship that Raven had won the night before at Spring Stampede. Despite interference from Raven's Flock, Goldberg overpowered them all and defeated Raven to win his first professional wrestling championship. Two days later on the April 22 episode of Thunder, he made his first successful title defense against Mike Enos. Goldberg then started a feud with Raven and The Flock. At Slamboree, he ended his feud with The Flock after a successful title defense against Saturn. Goldberg continued to make successful title defenses against Konnan at The Great American Bash and Curt Hennig. By this time, he had adopted the catchphrase "Who's next?" in reference to his rapidly expanding winning streak.

As Goldberg was getting over as a main eventer, he continued to defend the United States Heavyweight Championship and was slowly becoming a contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship that was held by New World Order (nWo) leader Hollywood Hogan. Hogan eventually promised Goldberg a title match. The match was scheduled for the July 6, 1998 episode of Nitro held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta with over 40,000 in attendance, but Hogan insisted that Goldberg first had to defeat his nWo stablemate Scott Hall. Goldberg won and later in the evening was also able to defeat Hogan to become the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, in turn vacating his United States Heavyweight Championship. At Road Wild, Goldberg won a battle royal, consisting of nWo members. After Diamond Dallas Page became the number one contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, Goldberg and Page began a feud with each other. At Halloween Havoc, the feud was settled after Goldberg defeated Page to retain the title. According to Goldberg, his match against Page was the favourite match of his career. At Starrcade, Goldberg's undefeated streak ended at an official count of 173-0, and after 174 days as champion when he lost the title to Kevin Nash after Scott Hall, disguised as a ringside security guard, made a run-in and shocked Goldberg with a taser gun. Goldberg, however, got his revenge at Souled Out, when he defeated Hall in a ladder taser match. Goldberg won when he used the taser, which was hung high above the ring, requiring the ladder to obtain it. At the same time, the WWF began mocking Goldberg with the character Gillberg, a perennial jobber who dressed similarly to Goldberg and mocked his signature entrance and mannerisms, but was small and scrawny, using the catchphrase "Who's First?" since he never won.

Goldberg's win-loss record at WCW events from 1997-1998 differed from that which was perpetuated by the company, with the official figure exaggerating the number of matches in which he won to 173. Nick Schwartz of Fox Sports wrote: "No one really knows what Goldberg's actual record was... but it's generally accepted that 173-0 is an inflated number". Some of Goldberg's industry peers have stated that the figure was exaggerated. His then-WCW colleague Chris Jericho stated: "One week he'd be 42-0 and seven days later he'd be 58-0. Did stepping on bugs count?" Manager Jimmy Hart, who also worked with Goldberg in WCW, regarded the level of embellishment as "kind of funny", while professional wrestler The Miz said: "The number would just go on and on and on, to where it was like, 'Wait a second. How did he get this many wins in such a short time'?" This exaggeration damaged the streak's credibility among the WCW audience: upon noticing that the figure had been falsified, fans began to withdraw homemade signs trumpeting Goldberg's record.

Championship pursuits and final feuds (1999-2001)

At Spring Stampede, Goldberg gained his revenge against Nash by defeating him. Then at Slamboree the following month, Goldberg was "injured" in an attack by Rick and Scott Steiner and took some time off to prepare for his movie debut in 1999 film Universal Soldier: The Return alongside Timecop film star Jean-Claude Van Damme. He returned two months later and defeated Rick Steiner at Road Wild. Goldberg then restarted his feud with DDP also involving Page's allies, The Jersey Triad, which culminated in a match at Fall Brawl that Goldberg won. After Goldberg settled his rivalry with Page, he began focusing on Sid Vicious and challenged him to a match to end Sid's winning streak. The two feuded with each other, which culminated in a match at Halloween Havoc for Sid's United States Heavyweight title. Goldberg defeated Sid via referee stoppage, and thus won his second United States Heavyweight Championship. Later that night, he answered an open challenge from WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sting and defeated him to win the championship. On the next night's episode of Nitro, commissioner J.J. Dillon ruled that the match had not been sanctioned by WCW and that, therefore, Goldberg's victory was void. Sting, however, was not given the title back due to his attack on a referee during the event and Dillon announced a 32-man tournament for the now-vacant title which included Goldberg.

Goldberg wrestled Bret Hart on the same Nitro in the first round of the tournament in a match that also served as the first defense of his newly won United States Heavyweight Championship. Sid Vicious managed to interfere in the contest and cost Goldberg the match, thus giving him his second career loss, costing him the title, and eliminating him from the tournament which was eventually won by Hart at Mayhem in November. Goldberg continued his rivalry with Vicious and defeated him in an "I Quit" match at Mayhem to close their feud. Shortly thereafter, Goldberg joined forces with Hart, teaming with him to defeat Creative Control for the WCW World Tag Team Championship. One week later, they lost the title to The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash).

At Starrcade, Goldberg challenged Hart for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship; in the course of the match, Goldberg delivered a stiff kick to Hart's head, legitimately giving him a concussion and tearing a muscle in his neck. Hart continued on, suffering what he believed to be at least one other concussion when he hit his head on the floor while executing a ringpost-assisted figure-four leglock. The match ended when Roddy Piper, the special guest referee for the contest, declared Hart the winner despite Goldberg never having submitted to the Sharpshooter. Hart vacated the title the next night on Nitro, saying he did not want to win that way, and gave Goldberg a rematch. Goldberg was defeated again due to outside interference from Hall and Nash, who came to the ring brandishing baseball bats which they used to attack Goldberg. In a swerve, Hart took one of the bats from The Outsiders and began beating on Goldberg himself, doing enough damage to score the pin and regain his championship. After the match, Hall, Nash, Hart and Jeff Jarrett reformed the nWo and gave Goldberg a new target for a feud that, however, would not last long.

Shortly after his title match loss, Goldberg injured himself on the December 23, 1999 episode of Thunder, during a sequence where he chased the nWo limousine into the parking lot. A spot in the sequence called for Goldberg to pound on the windshield of the limousine with his hands. To ensure his safety, Goldberg had assistance from a piece of metal pipe and his hands were covered in black tape. After this, Goldberg was to break some of the vehicle's windows. There were four windows on the side of the limousine and Goldberg broke the first two with his hands. He then got aggressive, putting his forearm through the third window and immediately gashing it. Goldberg finished the sequence by pounding on the hood of the limo with his bloody arm, but immediately after it ended he was taken from the arena and rushed to a nearby hospital where the wound was patched. Goldberg lost a large amount of blood due to the accident. The injury caused Goldberg to miss the January 4, 2000 New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) Tokyo Dome show, where he was scheduled to face Manabu Nakanishi. After taking time off to recuperate, Goldberg returned to WCW on the May 29, 2000 episode of Nitro interfering in a handicap match between Kevin Nash and the team of Tank Abbott and Rick Steiner . At The Great American Bash, Goldberg betrayed Nash during Nash's world championship match against Jeff Jarrett and turned into a villain for the first time in his career, aligning himself with The New Blood faction. This did not last long, as Goldberg again was lost to injury and miss time. As a result of this betrayal, Goldberg feuded with Nash and defeated him at Bash at the Beach, with help from fellow New Blood member Scott Steiner. Goldberg participated in a triangle number one contender's match against Nash and Steiner at New Blood Rising, which Nash won. Goldberg walked out of the match midway through while Nash had him ready for the Jackknife Powerbomb and swore at Vince Russo as he left the ring, turning face again. He then began a rivalry with Steiner, culminating in a no disqualification match at Fall Brawl which Goldberg lost due to outside interference.

After his loss to Steiner, Goldberg's rivalry with Russo accelerated and in October, having finally had enough, Russo gave Goldberg an ultimatum. If Goldberg was to lose another match at any point in time, unless he managed to duplicate his undefeated streak from 1997 to 1998, he would be forced to retire from professional wrestling. Goldberg defeated KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) at Halloween Havoc in a handicap elimination match. He then started a feud with Lex Luger. This culminated in a match at Mayhem, which Goldberg won. They continued their rivalry and battled in a rematch at Starrcade. Goldberg won the match, but afterwards he was attacked by Luger's partner Buff Bagwell. Goldberg feuded with both Luger and Bagwell, who called themselves "Totally Buffed". His streak was broken at Sin when Goldberg, teaming with his Power Plant trainer Dewayne Bruce, lost to Totally Buffed in a tag team no disqualification match after a "fan" maced him, enabling Totally Buffed to pin him. The storyline was intended to enable Goldberg to have shoulder surgery, but WCW was sold to the WWF in March 2001, while Goldberg was still recuperating. The WWF did not buy out Goldberg's contract with Time Warner (the parent company of WCW) as they had done with several other WCW employees, so he was not involved in the WWF "Invasion" angle. Goldberg instead remained under contract to Time Warner until May 2002, when he agreed on a contract buyout. He was WCW's highest paid athlete, alongside Bret Hart, earning 2.5 million dollars per year, a sum which would have risen to 3.5 million in the final year of his contract, due to have expired in July 2003.

All Japan Pro Wrestling (2002-2003)

Goldberg had suffered an arm injury during the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Long Beach Grand Prix in April 2002. In August 2002, he returned to the ring in Japan. He initially joined All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), defeating Satoshi Kojima and Taiyō Kea. He went on to defeat Rick Steiner in a match for the W-1 promotion, and teamed with Keiji Mutoh to defeat KroniK. His success in Japan led to the WWF - now renamed World Wrestling Entertainment - to begin contract negotiations with him.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2003-2004)

After leaving Japan, Goldberg signed a one-year contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in March 2003, debuting on the March 31 episode of Raw (the night after WrestleMania XIX) and starting a feud with The Rock by performing a spear on him. Their rivalry intensified when The Rock held a segment entitled The Rock Concert, where he taunted Goldberg along with Gillberg, but Goldberg defeated him in his debut match at Backlash on April 27, following three spears and a Jackhammer. Goldberg went undefeated over the subsequent half-year, defeating 3-Minute Warning in his first match on Raw. Goldberg defeated Christian the following week on Raw in a steel cage match.

Goldberg next feuded with Chris Jericho, when during Jericho's first edition of the Highlight Reel, an interview show where Goldberg was the guest, he complained that no one wanted Goldberg in WWE and continued to insult him in the following weeks. On the May 12 episode of Raw, a mystery assailant attempted to run over Goldberg with a limousine. The following week on Raw, the Raw Co-General Manager Stone Cold Steve Austin interrogated several superstars to find out who was driving the car. One of the interrogatees was Lance Storm, who admitted that he was the assailant. Austin forced Storm into a match with Goldberg, who defeated Storm, immediately after which Goldberg forced Storm to admit that Jericho was the superstar who conspired Storm into running him over. On the May 26 episode of Raw, Goldberg was once again a guest on the Highlight Reel, where Jericho expressed jealousy towards Goldberg's success in WCW and felt that since joining WWE, he had achieved everything he had ever wanted in his career and all that was left was to defeat Goldberg and challenged him to a match. At Bad Blood on June 15, Goldberg defeated Jericho.

Goldberg entered a rivalry with Triple H, challenging him for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam on August 23 in the second Elimination Chamber match in WWE. After eliminating Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels and Jericho, he was pinned by Triple H after Ric Flair threw a sledgehammer inside the chamber and Triple H hit Goldberg with it, meaning Triple H retained the title. Goldberg continued his feud with Triple H and defeated him for the World Heavyweight Championship at Unforgiven on September 21, after agreeing to put his career on the line. The next night on Raw, Goldberg successfully retained the title against Chris Jericho. The following week on Raw, Triple H issued a $100,000 bounty to anybody who could take Goldberg out. Steven Richards, Mark Henry, La Résistance and Tommy Dreamer all attempted to collect the bounty, but they were unsuccessful. On the October 20 episode of Raw, Batista collected the bounty after he interfered in Goldberg's title defense against Shawn Michaels and attacked Goldberg, placing a folding chair around Goldberg's ankle and jumping off the middle rope onto the chair, shattering his ankle. Furious, Goldberg demanded a match against Batista, but Triple H got involved in the match by trying to cripple Goldberg, who executed a spear on Triple H and attacked Batista with a sledgehammer. At Survivor Series on November 16, Goldberg retained the title against Triple H despite interference from Evolution. On the November 17 episode of Raw, Goldberg faced Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista in a handicap match, but he was pinned following an RKO, Batista Bomb and Pedigree. After the match, Kane unexpectedly came out to seemingly assist Goldberg after Evolution continued their assault on him following the match. After scaring off Evolution, he turned on Goldberg and executed a chokeslam on him. The following week on Raw, Kane attacked Goldberg again while he was defending the championship against Triple H in a rematch from Survivor Series and expressed his desire to face Goldberg for the title. Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff scheduled Goldberg to defend the championship against both Kane and Triple H in a triple threat match at Armageddon. Goldberg teamed with Shawn Michaels and Rob Van Dam to face and defeat Kane, Batista and Orton in a six-man tag team match. On the December 8 episode of Raw, Goldberg faced Kane in a lumberjack match which ended in a disqualification when Evolution and Mark Henry entered the ring and assaulted Goldberg. At Armageddon on December 14, Goldberg lost the title when Triple H pinned him after interference from Evolution and a chokeslam from Kane, thus ending his reign at 84 days.

Survivor Series also marked the first time Goldberg met the WWE Champion Brock Lesnar by interrupting Lesnar after the latter remarked that he could beat anyone in the world. The feud escalated at the 2004 Royal Rumble on January 25, when Goldberg was in the midst of dominating the Royal Rumble match (he eliminated Charlie Haas, Billy Gunn and Nunzio) as the 30th entrant until Lesnar interfered in the match and executed the F-5 on Goldberg that, angrily distracted at Lesnar's attack, was eliminated by Kurt Angle. Vowing revenge after defeating Mark Henry and Jonathan Coachman in a no disqualification handicap match the following Raw, Goldberg declared Lesnar his next victim. On February 2, Goldberg was given a front row ticket to No Way Out by Stone Cold Steve Austin. SmackDown! General Manager Paul Heyman appeared on Raw, and along with Mr. McMahon attempted to get Goldberg to leave Lesnar, but Goldberg executed a spear on Heyman and accidentally executed a spear on Austin when he was aiming for McMahon. Goldberg attended No Way Out as a fan, confronting Lesnar at the event and, after several insults by Lesnar, entered the ring and countered a F-5 from Lesner with a Jackhammer, before being detained and escorted out of the arena by security guards. During the main event between Lesnar and Eddie Guerrero on February 15, Goldberg reemerged from the crowd and cost Lesnar the title. Lesnar then demanded a match with Goldberg at WrestleMania XX on March 14, with Austin serving as special guest referee. Fans knew this would be the final WWE match for both Goldberg and Lesnar, and thus gave largely negative reactions throughout the performance. Goldberg won the match, causing Lesnar to show Austin a middle finger, but he instead received a Stone Cold Stunner in return, and as Goldberg celebrated his victory with Austin, he also received a Stone Cold Stunner.

Legends of Wrestling (2015-2016)

Goldberg made his return to professional wrestling on June 7, 2015 at the Legends of Wrestling show at Citi Field in New York. While he was not scheduled to wrestle at the event, Goldberg came to the aid of Rob Van Dam after his match with Scott Steiner. He performed a spear on Steiner and a Jackhammer on Doc Gallows.

On January 23, 2016, Goldberg made a second return for the Legends of Wrestling event in Miami, where he delivered another spear to Steiner after his match with Chavo Guerrero.

Return to WWE (2016-present)

On May 31, 2016, Goldberg was announced as the pre-order bonus for the upcoming WWE 2K17 video game. Throughout the summer, Goldberg and WWE 2K17 cover star and former rival Brock Lesnar traded insults with each other through social media and WWE 2K events such as Gamescom. Goldberg would also appear at the WWE 2K SummerSlam event the weekend before the pay-per-view event took place, fueling speculation he would be appearing at the event to confront Lesnar. Goldberg then appeared on the October 10 episode of SportsCenter, where he contemplated a return to WWE. This led to Paul Heyman challenging Goldberg to face Lesnar on the October 10 episode of Raw, with Heyman stating that Goldberg was the one blemish on Lesnar's WWE career, as Goldberg had defeated Lesnar at WrestleMania XX in 2004. The following week on Raw, Goldberg returned to WWE for the first time in twelve years, accepting Heyman's challenge and signaling that Lesnar would be next and last. On the October 24 episode of Raw, Lesnar returned with Heyman, who insulted Goldberg. It was then announed that their match was scheduled for Survivor Series. On the October 31 episode of Raw, Goldberg returned to address Lesnar's comments from the previous week, only to be interrupted by Heyman, who teased that Lesnar was there, but Rusev came out instead. Goldberg executed a Jackhammer on Rusev and a spear on Heyman, who was rushed to hospital with bruised ribs. On the final Raw before Survivor Series, Goldberg and Lesnar had a face off, resulting in a brawl with security after Heyman insulted Goldberg's family. At Survivor Series on November 20, Goldberg defeated Lesnar after two consecutive spears and a Jackhammer in 1 minute and 26 seconds.

The next night on Raw, Goldberg thanked the fans and his family before saying he has one more title run left in him while also declaring himself as the first participant in the 2017 Royal Rumble match. The following week on Raw, Heyman addressed the Survivor Series match, stating that they underestimated Goldberg and that the match was a humiliation and embarrassment for him and Lesnar, who would also be in the Royal Rumble match as he has something to prove. Goldberg returned on the January 2, 2017 episode of Raw as the first guest on The Kevin Owens Show where he confronted Chris Jericho and WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, stating that he would win the Royal Rumble match and challenge for the world championship at WrestleMania 33. However, Heyman on behalf of Lesnar, Braun Strowman and United States Champion Roman Reigns then came out to announce their intentions at the Royal Rumble, and after a stare down, Goldberg and Reigns hit a double-spear on Strowman. Goldberg appeared once more on the January 23 episode of Raw, where he was confronted by Lesnar and another Royal Rumble participant The Undertaker. During the Royal Rumble match on January 29, Goldberg entered at number 28 and he confronted Lesnar, before delivering a spear and eliminating him. After taking out multiple opponents, Goldberg was confronted by the number 29 entrant, The Undertaker, and after Goldberg eliminated Rusev and Luke Harper, he was eliminated by The Undertaker himself.

Lesnar then appeared on the following night's episode of Raw and challenged Goldberg to one final match at WrestleMania 33. Goldberg would go on to accept Lesnar's challenge on the February 6 episode of Raw whilst interrupting WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and United States Champion Chris Jericho in the process. Goldberg would challenge Owens to a WWE Universal Championship match at Fastlane with Jericho accepting on Owens' behalf and the match was made official later that night. On the February 27 episode of Raw, Goldberg and Owens had one final confrontation with Goldberg claiming that if he would win the WWE Universal Championship, he would defend it against Lesnar at WrestleMania 33. At Fastlane on March 5, thanks to a distraction from Jericho (who Owens turned on for accepting Goldberg challenge on Owens' behalf since the February 13 episode of Raw), Goldberg defeated Owens with his promised "Spear, Jackhammer, 1-2-3" to win the WWE Universal Championship in 22 seconds. At WrestleMania 33 on April 3, despite hitting three spears and a Jackhammer, Goldberg's 28 days reign as WWE Universal Champion ended when he lost to Lesnar for the first time in his career in what was also his first clean singles loss.

Mixed martial arts

On July 22, 2006, Goldberg served as color commentator in mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion World Fighting Alliance (WFA) King of the Streets pay-per-view in Los Angeles, California. When asked whether he was interested in becoming a mixed martial artist, Goldberg stated, "I'd love to, especially if I was 21 or even 29, but these guys are so far ahead of me in terms of experience. I never say never, though. But I don't see myself stopping my movies, my shows, my commentating, or being a dad to do that". On June 2, 2007, Goldberg also commentated on K-1 Dynamite USA.

Goldberg became a color commentator for the EliteXC organization during their inaugural event. The event, EliteXC Destiny, was broadcast live on Showtime, on February 10, 2007. He continued in this role through all of EliteXC's showcase and combined cards, including Dynamite!! USA, Strikeforce Shamrock vs. Baroni, EliteXC: Renegade, and EliteXC: Street Certified.

Other media

Goldberg sponsored the Monster Jam truck "Goldberg", which was driven by Tom Meents from 2000 to 2001 as part of a deal between WCW and FELD Motorsports. The truck was very successful winning the Monster Jam World Finals Racing championship in both 2000 and 2001 and the Freestyle championship in 2001. The truck was retired after WCW was bought by WWE, thus ending the partnership.

In 2014, Goldberg started his own podcast entitled Who's Next?! With Bill Goldberg, which includes weekly guest interviews.

Film and television

Goldberg began acting while working for WCW in 1999. His appearance in Universal Soldier: The Return corresponded with him being featured in the music video. He was a special guest star on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling. On the show he showed the contestants his various power moves and also how to hit an opponent with a steel chair. He went on to host three seasons of the Speed Channel show Bullrun.

In 2005, Goldberg also starred in the Happy Madison produced Adam Sandler movie The Longest Yard, as an inmate, along with fellow wrestlers Kevin Nash, The Great Khali, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, as well as actors Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds among others. In the same year he was also the host of The History Channel documentary series Auto-Maniac and later starred in the movie Santa's Slay where he plays a homicidal Santa Claus who goes on a killing spree on Christmas.

In 2007, Goldberg starred in the thriller/drama film Half Past Dead 2 alongside rapper Kurupt.

In March 2010, Goldberg appeared on the ninth season of Donald Trump's reality series The Celebrity Apprentice and was eliminated in the sixth episode. In 2016, Goldberg starred in the documentary film Nine Legends alongside other notable wrestlers, former boxing star Mike Tyson and UFC fighter Randy Couture.

Video games

Goldberg is a playable character in numerous video games, including WCW Nitro, WCW/nWo Revenge, WCW/nWo Thunder, WCW Mayhem, WCW Backstage Assault, WWE WrestleMania XIX, WWE Raw 2, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, WWE 2K14 and is the pre-order bonus for the WWE 2K17 game.

Personal life

On April 10, 2005, Goldberg married Wanda Ferraton, a stunt double whom he met while filming Santa's Slay. They reside in Bonsall, California, and have one son together named Gage.

Goldberg co-owns and operates the Extreme Power Gym Muay Thai and amateur boxing training facility in Oceanside, California. He also owns over 25 vintage cars, including a Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible, Shelby Cobra 427, and a Mustang Boss 429 "Lawman" (one of the two cars used in the Vietnam War to entertain the U.S. Army).

Goldberg has a long scar on the right side of his torso from a tear suffered during a college football game that required surgery to repair. He also acquired a scar on his right forearm from an altercation in WCW which kept him out of action for quite some time due to the surgery needed to fix. He has a large tribal tattoo on his left upper shoulder (which became his professional wrestling logo) and a skull on the inside of his right biceps.

Philanthropy

In January 2016, Goldberg and entertainment impresario Uncle Louie started a joint venture with disabled Air Force veteran Reinaldo Horday called "Combat Crate", offering a crate of exclusive memorabilia with 100% of the profit from the inaugural crate going to Wounded Warriors of South Florida.

Goldberg is an animal welfare advocate and an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) spokesman, and has addressed the United States Congress in order to raise awareness of illegal animal fighting. Goldberg participated regularly in the Jimmy V Golf Classic, and visits with children in local hospitals who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
1999 The Jesse Ventura Story Luger
Universal Soldier: The Return Romeo
2000 Ready to Rumble Himself
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Mr. Smith
2005 The Longest Yard Battle
The Kid & I Himself
Santa's Slay Santa Claus
2007 Half Past Dead 2 William Burke
2010 Kill Speed Big Bad John
Minkow Sax
Holly, Jingles and Clyde 3D Gus
2016 Nine Legends Himself
2017 American Satan Hawk

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Love Boat: The Next Wave Lou "The Pariah" Maguire Episode: "Captain Courageous"
1999 Dennis Miller Live Himself
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends Episode: "Wrestling"
E! True Hollywood Story Episode: "Hulk Hogan"
2000 The Daily Show
The Man Show Episode: "Holiday Show 2"
2002 Yes, Dear Big Guy Episode: "Walk Like a Man"
Family Guy Angry bus passenger Episode: "Family Guy Viewer Mail 1"
Arliss Episode: "In with the New"
Kim Possible Pain King Episode: "Pain King vs. Cleopatra"
2003 Punk'd Himself
2004 Monster Garage Santa Claus Episode: "Box-Truck Wrestling Ring"
2005 Modern Marvels Episode: "Private Collections"
Desperate Housewives Inmate Episode: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
Biker Build-Off Host
Automaniac
The Contender Episode: "Who's Playing The Game?"
2006 Pros vs. Joes Episodes: "Can You PVJ Champ?" and "Can You Cover Jerry Rice?"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cupid Episode: "Loophole"
2007-2010 Bullrun Host
2008 Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling Himself Episode: "In-Ring Psychology"
2009 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
2009-2011 Garage Mahal Host
2010 The Celebrity Apprentice Himself

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Jackhammer (Delayed vertical suplex powerslam)
    • Spear
  • Signature moves
    • Ankle lock
    • Cross armbreaker
    • Dragon screw
    • Fireman's carry slam
    • Full nelson slam
    • Kneebar
    • Multiple kick variations
      • Big boot
      • Drop
      • Hook
      • Super
    • Multiple military press variations, sometimes preceded by a left hand choke lifted into a
      • Drop
      • Flapjack
      • Gutbuster
      • Slam
      • Spinebuster
    • Multiple powerslam variations
      • Belly-to-back side
      • Front
      • Military press
      • Scoop
      • Ura-nage
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Belly to belly
      • Pumphandle
      • Underhook
    • Pumphandle into either a slam or a fallaway slam
    • Shoulder block, sometimes from the top rope
    • Snap rolling neckbreaker
  • Nicknames
    • "Da Man"
    • "The Myth"
    • "The Iconic"
    • "The Jew"
  • Entrance themes
    • World Championship Wrestling
      • "Twisted" by Bobby Keyes (September 29, 1997)
      • "Invasion" by Christian Poulet and Jean-Yves Rigo (October 13, 1997 - May 9, 1999; September 6, 1999 - January 14, 2001)
      • "Crush 'Em" by Megadeth (July 26, 1999 - August 30, 1999)
    • Legends of Wrestling
      • "Invasion" by Christian Poulet and Jean-Yves Rigo (June 7, 2015; January 23, 2016)
    • World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE
      • "Invasion" by Christian Poulet and Jean-Yves Rigo (March 31, 2003 - April 21, 2003; October 17, 2016 - present)
      • "Who's Next?"' by Jim Johnston (April 27, 2003 - March 14, 2004; October 17, 2016 - present; as exit theme)

Championships and accomplishments

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Comeback of the Year (2016)
    • Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1998)
    • Rookie of the Year (1998)
    • Ranked No. 2 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1998
    • Ranked No. 75 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003
  • World Championship Wrestling
    • WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • WCW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Bret Hart
    • Fifth Triple Crown Champion1 - with Bret Hart
  • World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE
    • World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • WWE Universal Championship (1 time)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Rookie of the Year (1998)

1997-1998 undefeated streak statistics

Date Location Arena Event Opponent Result Record
September 22, 1997 Salt Lake City, Utah E Center Nitro Hugh Morrus Won by pinfall 1-0
September 29, 1997 Worcester, Massachusetts Centrum Nitro The Barbarian Won by pinfall 2-0
October 1, 1997 Dalton, Georgia Saturday Night Roadblock Won by pinfall 3-0
October 10, 1997 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios WorldWide Manny Fernandez Won by pinfall 4-0
October 13, 1997 Tampa, Florida Ice Palace Nitro Scotty Riggs Won by pinfall 5-0
October 14, 1997 Fort Myers, Florida Saturday Night Mike Anthony Won by pinfall 6-0
October 20, 1997 Biloxi, Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum Nitro Wrath Won by pinfall 7-0
October 27, 1997 San Diego, California Cox Arena Nitro WCW Television Champion Disco Inferno No contest 7-0
October 28, 1997 San Bernardino, California Saturday Night The Renegade Won by pinfall 8-0
November 2, 1997 Norfolk, Virginia Scope House show Bobby Eaton Won by pinfall 9-0
November 8, 1997 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios WorldWide Mark Starr Won by pinfall 10-0
December 13, 1997 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios WorldWide Frankie Lancaster Won by pinfall 11-0
December 16, 1997 Gainesville, Georgia Georgia Mountains Center Saturday Night The Renegade Won by pinfall 12-0
December 28, 1997 Washington, D.C. MCI Center Starrcade Steve McMichael Won by pinfall 13-0
December 29, 1997 Baltimore, Maryland Arena Nitro Glacier Won by pinfall 14-0
January 3, 1998 Columbia, South Carolina Township Auditorium House show Bobby Eaton Won by pinfall 15-0
January 4, 1998 Columbus, Georgia Civic Center House show Brad Armstrong Won by pinfall 16-0
January 5, 1998 Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome Nitro Stevie Ray Won by pinfall 17-0
January 6, 1998 Rome, Georgia Forum Saturday Night Barry Horowitz Won by pinfall 18-0
January 8, 1998 Daytona Beach, Florida Ocean Center Thunder Steve McMichael Won by pinfall 19-0
January 12, 1998 Jacksonville, Florida Coliseum Nitro Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 20-0
January 15, 1998 Lakeland, Florida Jenkins Arena Thunder Chavo Guerrero Jr. No contest 20-0
January 20, 1998 Thibodaux, Louisiana Civic Center Saturday Night Mike Tolbert Won by pinfall 21-0
January 20, 1998 Thibodaux, Louisiana Civic Center Saturday Night Meng Won by pinfall 22-0
January 22, 1998 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Civic Center Thunder Kendall Windham Won by pinfall 23-0
January 26, 1998 Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Nitro Brad Armstrong Won by pinfall 24-0
January 29, 1998 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum Thunder Yuji Nagata Won by pinfall 25-0
January 31, 1998 Boston, Massachusetts Fleet Center Boston Brawl Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker Won by pinfall 26-0
February 2, 1998 San Antonio, Texas AlamoDome Nitro Mark Starr Won by pinfall 27-0
February 3, 1998 Corpus Christi, Texas Saturday Night Disco Inferno Won by pinfall 28-0
February 5, 1998 Beaumont, Texas Civic Center Thunder Jim Powers Won by pinfall 29-0
February 9, 1998 El Paso, Texas Don Haskins Center Nitro Lord Steven Regal Won by pinfall 30-0
February 12, 1998 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Myriad Thunder Glacier Won by pinfall 31-0
February 13, 1998 Springfield, Missouri Shrine Mosque House show Steve McMichael Won by pinfall 32-0
February 14, 1998 Kansas City, Kansas Memorial Hall House show Steve McMichael Won by pinfall 33-0
February 14, 1998 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios WorldWide Joey Maggs Won by pinfall 34-0
February 16, 1998 Tampa, Florida Fairgrounds Nitro Hugh Morrus Won by pinfall 35-0
February 17, 1998 Palmetto, Florida Manatee Civic Center Saturday Night Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 36-0
February 19, 1998 Birmingham, Alabama Jefferson Civic Center Thunder Fit Finlay Won by pinfall 37-0
February 22, 1998 San Francisco, California Cow Palace SuperBrawl VIII Brad Armstrong Won by pinfall 38-0
February 26, 1998 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center Thunder Rick Fuller Won by pinfall 39-0
March 2, 1998 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Corestates Spectrum Nitro Sick Boy Won by pinfall 40-0
March 3, 1998 Johnstown, Pennsylvania Cambria County Civic Center Nitro Chase Tatum Won by pinfall 41-0
March 5, 1998 Columbus, Ohio Convention Center Thunder Vincent Won by pinfall 42-0
March 6, 1998 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Palumbo Center House show Yuji Nagata Won by pinfall 43-0
March 7, 1998 Charleston, West Virginia Civic Center House show Yuji Nagata Won by pinfall 44-0
March 7, 1998 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios Saturday Night Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 45-0
March 8, 1998 Johnson City, Tennessee Freedom Hall House show Yuji Nagata Won by pinfall 46-0
March 9, 1998 Winston-Salem, North Carolina Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum Nitro Barry Darsow Won by pinfall 47-0
March 16, 1998 Panama City, Florida Club La Vela Nitro Lodi Won by pinfall 48-0
March 18, 1998 Terre Haute, Indiana Hulman Center Thunder Wayne Bloom Won by pinfall 49-0
March 19, 1998 Troy, Ohio Hobart Arena House show Brad Armstrong Won by pinfall 50-0
March 20, 1998 Hammond, Indiana House show Brad Armstrong Won by pinfall 51-0
March 22, 1998 Cincinnati, Ohio The Crown House show Brad Armstrong Won by pinfall 52-0
March 23, 1998 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall Nitro The Renegade Won by pinfall 53-0
March 25, 1998 Baltimore, Maryland House show Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 54-0
March 26, 1998 Fairfax, Virginia Patriot Center Thunder Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 55-0
March 27, 1998 Charlottesville, Virginia House show Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 56-0
March 28, 1998 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios WorldWide Johnny Swinger Won by pinfall 57-0
March 28, 1998 Auburn Hills, Michigan Palace House show Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 58-0
March 29, 1998 Milwaukee, Wisconsin House show Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 59-0
March 30, 1998 Chicago, Illinois United Center Nitro Ray Traylor Won by pinfall 60-0
April 2, 1998 Tampa, Florida Ice Palace Thunder Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 61-0
April 3, 1998 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios WorldWide Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 62-0
April 4, 1998 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios WorldWide Terrance Black Won by pinfall 63-0
April 4, 1998 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios WorldWide John Nord Won by pinfall 64-0
April 4, 1998 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios WorldWide Bobby Blaze Won by pinfall 65-0
April 4, 1998 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios WorldWide Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 66-0
April 6, 1998 Miami, Florida Miami Arena Nitro Van Hammer Won by pinfall 67-0
April 10, 1998 Montgomery, Alabama House show Fit Finlay Won by pinfall 68-0
April 11, 1998 Chattanooga, Tennessee UTC Arena House show Fit Finlay Won by pinfall 69-0
April 13, 1998 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center Nitro Rocco Rock Won by pinfall 70-0
April 14, 1998 Mankato, Minnesota Saturday Night Van Hammer Won by pinfall 71-0
April 16, 1998 Fargo, North Dakota FargoDome Thunder Barry Darsow Won by pinfall 72-0
April 19, 1998 Denver, Colorado Coliseum Spring Stampede Perry Saturn Won by pinfall 73-0
April 20, 1998 Colorado Springs, Colorado World Arena Nitro WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Raven Won by pinfall 74-0
April 22, 1998 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum Thunder Mike Enos Won by pinfall 75-0
April 27, 1998 Norfolk, Virginia Scope Nitro Scott Norton Won by pinfall 76-0
April 27, 1998 Norfolk, Virginia Scope Nitro Jerry Flynn Won by pinfall 77-0
April 28, 1998 Salisbury, Maryland House show Scott Norton Won by pinfall 78-0
May 5, 1998 Springfield, Illinois Saturday Night Van Hammer Won by pinfall 79-0
May 5, 1998 Springfield, Illinois Saturday Night Yuji Nagata Won by pinfall 80-0
May 6, 1998 Des Moines, Iowa Veterans Memorial Coliseum House show Perry Saturn Won by pinfall 81-0
May 9, 1998 Wichita, Kansas House show Perry Saturn Won by pinfall 82-0
May 11, 1998 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena Nitro Len Denton Won by pinfall 83-0
May 14, 1998 Durham, North Carolina Whittemore Center Arena Thunder Sick Boy Won by pinfall 84-0
May 15, 1998 Bangor, Maine House show Perry Saturn Won by pinfall 85-0
May 16, 1998 Amherst, Massachusetts Mullins Center House show Perry Saturn Won by pinfall 86-0
May 17, 1998 Worcester, Massachusetts Centrum Slamboree Perry Saturn Won by pinfall 87-0
May 18, 1998 Providence, Rhode Island Civic Center Nitro Glacier Won by pinfall 88-0
May 25, 1998 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Auditorium Nitro Johnny Attitude Won by pinfall 89-0
May 26, 1998 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum House show Perry Saturn Won by pinfall 90-0
May 27, 1998 Nashville, Tennessee Municipal Auditorium Thunder Barry Horowitz Won by pinfall 91-0
June 1, 1998 Washington, D.C. MCI Center Nitro La Parka Won by pinfall 92-0
June 4, 1998 Peoria, Illinois Civic Center Thunder The Barbarian and Hugh Morrus Won by pinfall 93-0
June 5, 1998 Muncie, Indiana House show Perry Saturn Won by pinfall 94-0
June 6, 1998 Fort Wayne, Indiana House show Perry Saturn Won by pinfall 95-0
June 7, 1998 Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Arena House show Perry Saturn Won by pinfall 96-0
June 8, 1998 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace Nitro Chavo Guerrero Jr. Won by pinfall 97-0
June 9, 1998 Saginaw, Michigan Civic Center Saturday Night Raven Won by pinfall 98-0
June 13, 1998 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania House show Konnan Won by pinfall 99-0
June 13, 1998 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania House show Sting Won by pinfall 100-0
June 14, 1998 Baltimore, Maryland Arena The Great American Bash Konnan Won by pinfall 101-0
June 17, 1998 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Corestates Spectrum Thunder Reese Won by pinfall 102-0
June 22, 1998 Jacksonville, Florida Coliseum Nitro Rick Fuller Won by pinfall 103-0
June 24, 1998 Orlando, Florida Thunder dark match Fit Finlay Won by pinfall 104-0
June 29, 1998 Tampa, Florida Ice Palace Nitro Glacier Won by pinfall 105-0
July 6, 1998 Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome Nitro Scott Hall Won by pinfall 106-0
July 6, 1998 Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome Nitro WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hollywood Hogan Won by pinfall 107-0
July 7, 1998 Macon, Georgia Coliseum Saturday Night Scott Hall Won by pinfall 108-0
July 8, 1998 Birmingham, Alabama BJCC Thunder dark match Scott Hall Won by pinfall 109-0
July 10, 1998 Inglewood, California Great Western Forum LA Melee Curt Hennig Won by pinfall 110-0
July 12, 1998 San Diego, California Cox Arena Bash at the Beach Curt Hennig Won by pinfall 111-0
July 13, 1998 Las Vegas, Nevada MGM Grand Nitro Curt Hennig Won by pinfall 112-0
July 16, 1998 Oakland, California Coliseum Thunder dark match The Giant Won by pinfall 113-0
July 17, 1998 Sacramento, California House show Curt Hennig Won by pinfall 114-0
July 18, 1998 Spokane, Washington House show Curt Hennig Won by pinfall 115-0
July 19, 1998 Yakima, Washington Sun Dome House show Curt Hennig Won by pinfall 116-0
July 20, 1998 Salt Lake City, Utah E Center Nitro dark match The Giant Won by pinfall 117-0
July 26, 1998 New York City, New York Goodwill Games House show Curt Hennig Won by pinfall 118-0
July 27, 1998 San Antonio, Texas AlamoDome Nitro Brian Adams Won by pinfall 119-0
July 27, 1998 San Antonio, Texas AlamoDome Nitro dark match The Giant Won by pinfall 120-0
August 3, 1998 Denver, Colorado Coliseum Nitro dark match The Giant Won by pinfall 121-0
August 5, 1998 Casper, Wyoming Events Center Thunder dark match The Giant Won by pinfall 122-0
August 8, 1998 Sturgis, South Dakota Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Road Wild The Giant Won by pinfall 123-0
August 10, 1998 Rapid City, South Dakota Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Nitro Meng Won by pinfall 124-0
August 13, 1998 Fargo, North Dakota FargoDome Thunder dark match The Giant Won by pinfall 125-0
August 17, 1998 Hartford, Connecticut Civic Center Nitro The Giant Won by DQ 126-0
August 26, 1998 Peoria, Illinois Civic Center Thunder dark match The Giant Won by pinfall 127-0
August 31, 1998 Miami, Florida Miami Arena Nitro Al Green Won by pinfall 128-0
September 7, 1998 Pensacola, Florida Nitro Scott Putski Won by pinfall 129-0
September 10, 1998 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena Thunder Rick Fuller Won by pinfall 130-0
September 11, 1998 Cincinnati, Ohio House show The Giant Won by pinfall 131-0
September 14, 1998 Greensville, South Carolina BiLo Center Nitro Sting Won by pinfall 132-0
September 24, 1998 Norfolk, Virginia Scope Thunder Chris Kanyon Won by pinfall 133-0
September 24, 1998 Norfolk, Virginia Scope Thunder Raven Won by pinfall 134-0
September 25, 1998 Baltimore, Maryland Arena House show The Giant Won by pinfall 135-0
September 26, 1998 Fairfax, Virginia Patriot Center House show Sting Won by pinfall 136-0
October 1, 1998 Norfolk, Virginia Thunder Raven Won by pinfall 137-0
October 5, 1998 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum Nitro Disco Inferno Won by pinfall 138-0
October 10, 1998 Dayton, Ohio House show The Giant Won by pinfall 139-0
October 10, 1998 Columbus, Ohio House show The Giant Won by pinfall 140-0
October 11, 1998 Milwaukee, Wisconsin House show The Giant Won by pinfall 141-0
October 12, 1998 Chicago, Illinois United Center Nitro The Giant Won by countout 142-0
October 20, 1998 Mankato, Minnesota Thunder dark match Meng Won by pinfall 143-0
October 21, 1998 Duluth, Minnesota DECC House show Scott Hall Won by pinfall 144-0
October 25, 1998 Las Vegas, Nevada MGM Grand Halloween Havoc Diamond Dallas Page Won by pinfall 145-0
November 6, 1998 Charleston, West Virginia Civic Center House show The Giant Won by pinfall 146-0
November 7, 1998 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Palumbo Center House show The Giant Won by pinfall 147-0
November 8, 1998 Johnstown, Pennsylvania House show The Giant Won by pinfall 148-0
November 9, 1998 Long Island, New York Nassau Coliseum Nitro Meng Won by pinfall 149-0
November 12, 1998 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center Thunder dark match The Giant Won by pinfall 150-0
November 23, 1998 Grand Rapids, Michigan

Universal Championship

Van Andel Arena Nitro The Giant Won by pinfall 151-0
December 7, 1998 Houston, Texas AstroDome Nitro Bam Bam Bigelow No contest 151-0
December 14, 1998 Tampa, Florida Ice Palace Nitro Bam Bam Bigelow and Kevin Nash No contest 151-0
December 18, 1998 Tulsa, Oklahoma House show The Giant Won by pinfall 152-0
December 19, 1998 Springfield, Missouri Shrine Mosque House show The Giant Won by pinfall 153-0
December 20, 1998 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena House show Bam Bam Bigelow Won by pinfall 154-0
December 21, 1998 St Louis, Missouri TWA Dome Nitro Scott Hall Won by DQ 155-0
December 27, 1998 Washington, D.C. MCI Center Starrcade Kevin Nash Lost by pinfall 155-1

[ Source: Wikipedia ]