Goldberg in May 2005
William Scott Goldberg|
December 27, 1966
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
|Residence||Bonsall, California, United States|
|Occupation||Professional wrestler, actor, football player, mixed martial artist color commentator|
1996–2004; 2015–present (wrestler)|
1990–1995 (football player)
2006–2008 (color commentator)
|Spouse(s)||Wanda Ferraton (m. 2005)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Billed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Billed weight||285 lb (129 kg)|
|Trained by||WCW Power Plant|
William Scott "Bill" Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, former professional football player, and former mixed martial arts color commentator currently signed to WWE under the ring name Goldberg, performing on the Raw brand.
Goldberg is best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he performed for WCW between 1997 and 2001. He was regarded as the top star in WCW at the peak of the Monday Night Wars. Goldberg also wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) between 2002 and 2003, and for WWE between 2003 and 2004. WWE describes Goldberg as "one of the most dominant Superstars to ever set foot inside the squared circle".
In professional wrestling, Goldberg is a two-time world champion, having been one-time World Heavyweight Champion in WCW and a one-time World Heavyweight Champion in WWE. He is also a two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion and one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion (with Bret Hart), thus making him along with Hart the fifth WCW Triple Crown winner. Within WCW, Goldberg had a lengthy undefeated streak in singles competition from 1997 to 1998; the official count was given as 173–0. Furthermore, 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). WWE Hall of Famer and industry veteran Arn Anderson likened Goldberg's popularity at his late 1990s peak to that of Hulk Hogan, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, saying that he "was as hot as anybody has ever been in the history of this business".
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 2009–2011.
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.
|No. 71, 73|
|Date of birth:||December 27, 1966|
|Place of birth:||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Tulsa (OK) Edison|
|NFL Draft:||1990 / Round: 11 / Pick: 302|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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
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 dish out 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, but Hogan insisted that Goldberg first had to defeat Hogan's stablemate Scott Hall. Goldberg won and later in the evening was also able to defeat Hogan to become world 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 well-documented win-loss record at WCW events from 1997–1998 of 155–0 (84–0 between TV shows and pay-per-view events, while the rest were either non-televised events or house shows) differed from that which was perpetuated by the company, with the official figure exaggerating the number of matches a bit in which he won to 173, according to a few reporters. 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". However, he noted that "Goldberg was one of the most popular figures in the hottest period in wrestling history". Some of Goldberg's industry peers have stated that the figure was exaggerated. His then-WCW colleague Chris Jericho, who would go on to lose to Goldberg in WWE multiple times, 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, in the documentary The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW, 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'?".
Championship pursuits and last 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. Immediately, he began a feud with The Rock by executing a spear on him. Their rivalry intensified when The Rock held a segment entitled The Rock Concert, where he taunted Goldberg along with Gillberg. Goldberg defeated The Rock in his debut match at Backlash 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 on the following episode of 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. A week later, 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. After the match, 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. 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, Goldberg defeated Jericho.
Goldberg entered a rivalry with Triple H, challenging him for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam 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, after agreeing to put his career on the line. The next night on Raw, Goldberg successfully retained the title against Chris Jericho. A week later 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 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, 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 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, Kane attacked Goldberg again while he was defending his 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 his 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 Brock Lesnar, the then WWE Champion) by interrupting Lesnar after the latter remarked that he could beat anyone in the world. The feud escalated at the Royal Rumble when Goldberg was in the midst of dominating the Rumble (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. Angrily distracted at Lesnar's attack, Goldberg 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 executed a spear on Lesnar, before being detained and escorted out of the arena by security guards. During the main event between Brock Lesnar and Eddie Guerrero, Goldberg reemerged from the crowd and cost Lesnar the title. Lesnar then demanded a match with Goldberg at WrestleMania XX, 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 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, and performed both of his finishing moves on Steiner and 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.
Return to WWE (2016–present)
On the May 31 episode of Raw, Goldberg was announced as the pre-order bonus for the upcoming WWE 2K17 video game. Throughout the summer, Goldberg and cover star WWE 2K17 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 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. The following day, their match was scheduled at 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 came face to face for the first time in twelve years, resulting in a brawl with security after Heyman insulted Goldberg's family. At Survivor Series on November 20, Goldberg defeated Lesnar after hitting two consecutive spears and a Jackhammer, thus ending the match in 1 minute and 26 seconds. Along with John Cena, he became only the second man to have defeated Lesnar on two separate pay-per view events. 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, Paul Heyman addressed the Survivor Series match, stating that they underestimated Goldberg, and that the match was a humiliation and embarrassment for him and Lesnar. He then stated that Lesnar would also be in the Royal Rumble as he has something to prove.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Every year, Goldberg also plays golf in the Jimmy V Golf Classic and visits with children in local hospitals who are undergoing cancer treatment.
|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|
|Holly, Jingles and Clyde 3D||Gus|
|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"|
|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"|
|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"|
|2008||Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling||Himself||Episode: "In-Ring Psychology"|
|2009||Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?|
|2010||The Celebrity Apprentice||Himself|
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Ankle lock
- Cross armbreaker
- Dragon screw
- Fireman's carry slam
- Full nelson slam
- Multiple kick variations
- Multiple military press variations, sometimes preceded by a left hand choke lifted into a
- Multiple powerslam variations
- Multiple suplex variations
- Pumphandle into either a slam or a fallaway slam
- Shoulder block, sometimes from the top rope
- Snap swinging neckbreaker
- Entrance themes
- World Championship Wrestling
- Legends of Wrestling
- World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- World Championship Wrestling
- World Wrestling Entertainment
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Rookie of the Year (1998)
1 ^ Goldberg became the fifth man to win the Triple Crown along with Bret Hart as they both won the tag team title on the same day.
1997–1998 undefeated streak statistics
|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 Enous||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 disqualification||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||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 pinfall||155–0|
|December 27, 1998||Washington, D.C.||MCI Center||Starrcade||Kevin Nash||Lost by pinfall||155–1|
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