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Bill Goldberg Biography

Birth Name:
William Scott Goldberg
Birth Place:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Actor, pro wrestler

Fast Facts

  • 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
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  • 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


  • Mike Goldberg -- Brother
  • Steve Goldberg -- Brother
  • Jed Goldberg -- Father
  • Ethel Goldberg -- Mother
  • Barbara Goldberg -- Sister
  • Gage A.J. Goldberg -- Son
  • Wanda Ferraton -- Wife