WWE Survivor Series is near and its the 30th event under Survivor Series chronology. The event will be more special as Bill Goldberg is returning after 12 long years. The important thing is he will fight ‘The Beast Brock Lesnar‘ at Survivor Series. Last week on 10th October Monday Night RAW Paul Heyman challenged Goldberg to face Brock Lesnar. This week on 17th October Raw, he is returning after 12 years to accept the challenge.
— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) October 11, 2016
William Scott “Bill” Goldberg born December 27, 1966, is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is a two-time World champion, one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion 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.
People who follow WWE, will for sure know Goldberg, but here are few interesting facts you will be surprised to know.
1. Undefeated Streak
During 1997-1998, Goldberg was working with WCW. In this period he has an undefeated streak in singles competitions. His official streak count was of 173 – 0. Isn’t it HUGE? The streak lasted till December 1998, when it was ended at Starrcade ’98 by Kevin Nash with an outside interference from Scott Hall who’d disguised himself as a security guard and tazed Goldberg behind the referee’s back
2. Professional Football Player
Most of you don’t know that before joining wrestling, Goldberg was a professional footballer. Yes, Goldberg earned a scholarship to play for the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team where he served as a defensive tackle. He left NFL when he got injured and tore his lower abdomen off his pelvis.
3. Lex Luger and Sting Urged Him To Join Wrestling
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.
4. Animal Lover
Goldberg’s love for animals is well known. He has three cats named Moe, Larry and Curly. Along with his three pet cats, Goldberg also has a pet goat called Goatberg. Apart from just being an animal lover, Goldberg is also a spokesperson for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Goldberg has addressed the United States Congress in the past to raise awareness on the issue of illegal animal fighting.
5. Goldberg Is Vegetarian
Yes, you read it right. Goldberg is Vegetarian. He has never taken Non-Veg in his entire life. No one can think about this after looking at his muscular body. But its true. Goldberg’s food habits stem from his love of animals. He has also shared some of his soy recipes in a PETA celebrity cookbook. He has shown us that it doesn’t take a meat diet to stay muscular and fit.
6. Pinned Only 5 Times In His Entire Career
Goldberg has one of the most impressive win-loss records in pro wrestling history. He has only lost in 5 televised matches throughout his long career. Goldberg’s losses came against Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, Booker T, Bret Hart and Triple H. In fact, all 5 times that Goldberg got pinned, it was due to outside interference.
So when Goldberg will return this week on Raw, it will be great to watch. It is almost sure that he will fight with ‘Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar’ at Survivor Series, who is the most dominant wrestler currently in the industry whose last loss came against Triple H at Wrestlemania XXIX. Since then he is undefeated and unpinned in singles matches and Brock Lesnar is the one who ended the Undertaker’s streak of Wrestlemania to 21-1 at Wrestlemania XXX. The last match of Goldberg with WWE was way back at Wrestlemania XX where he defeated Brock Lesnar with Stone Cold Steve Austin as a special guest referee. So are you excited to watch Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar? Share this article with your friends if you are Goldberg lover. Do let us know about your thoughts in the comment below.