Bill Goldberg

Active - 1999 - 2017  |   Born - Dec 27, 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Sports & Recreation [nf], Action

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Pro-wrestler Bill Goldberg began his career with the NFL, playing for the Atlanta Falcons. He joined up with the WCW in the '90s, where he became a popular fixture on the scene. He would also go on to make other celebrity appearances onscreen, on shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Family Guy. He made his film debut in Universal Soldier: The Return, and followed that up with the wrestling comedy Ready to Rumble. After appearing in the remake of The Longest Yard, Goldberg competed in the ninth season of the reality program The Apprentice.

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  • Beat Triple H in September 2003 to become the WWE's world champion.
  • Defeated Hollywood Hulk Hogan for the WCW championship in a memorable July 1998 match before 41,000 fans at Atlanta's Georgia Dome.
  • Amassed an impressive 173-match unbeaten streak during his first year-and-a-half as a pro wrestler.
  • His signature wrestling moves: the Spear and the Jackhammer.
  • Recruited to professional wrestling by WCW superstar Sting.
  • Became the first player ever cut by the Carolina Panthers during the 1995 preseason.
  • Drafted in the 11th round by the L.A. Rams in 1990, but never played a regular-season game for them, instead spending time in the World League with the Sacramento Surge. He later signed with and played for the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Earned All-SEC and All-American honors as nose guard for the Georgia Bulldogs.
  • Received a football scholarship to the University of Georgia. 
  • Met his wife Wanda, a stunt double, on the set of horror film Santa's Slay, in which he played Santa Claus.
  • Collects cars.
  • Co-owns a kickboxing school.
  • Supports many charities, including the Sons of the Fallen, the Darrel Gwynn Foundation, Progeria Research and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
  • Donated a scholarship to the University of Georgia.
  • Served as a Humane Society spokesperson.