The Rock's Bio

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Real Name: Dwayne Johnsone
Nickname: The Rock, Rocky Maivia, Flez Kavena
Birthday: 05/02/72
Wrestling Debut: 1995
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 270 lbs
Signature Moves: Rock Bottom, Peoples Elbow, Sharpshooter.
Titles Held: 6x WWE Champion. 

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is a third generation wrestler. His father is Rocky Johnson and his grandfather, on his mother’s side, was the late Peter Maivia. He was a member of the 1991 national champion Miami Hurricane football team. While attending Miami, he met and later married Dany Johnson (Garcia). In 2001, they had a daughter named Simone Alexandra. The couple got divorced in 2008.
Rocky Maivia:
Dwayne was trained to wrestle by his father and Pat Patterson. He started wrestling in 1995. As Rocky Maivia, he made his WWE debut at the 1996 Survivor Series. He quickly went on to become the Intercontinental champion. Even though he was a face (good guy), the fans hated him. During his matches, the fans would chant “Rocky Sucks”. After a brief absence, Rocky Maivia turned into the Rock.
The Nation of Domination:
The Rock was an arrogant heel that spoke about himself in the third person. As a bad guy, his promos were incredible and he seemed to come up with a new catch phrase on a continual basis. It was during this time that he came up with his signature gimmicks “The People’s Eyebrow” and “The People’s Elbow” with the joke being that he was the bad guy that the people hated.
The People’s Champ:
While Steve Austin was the top performer in the company, it was obvious that The Rock was about to reach that level. The Rock became WWE Champion at the 1998 Survivor Series, which was his second anniversary in the WWE. He would go on to main event 3 WrestleMania shows against Austin. Starting in 2000, the Rock would take a lot of time off due to his new film career.
Best Selling Author and the Start of a New Career:
In 2000, his autobiography, The Rock Says, went to number 1. Hollywood took notice and he hosted Saturday Night Live to promote WrestleMania 2000. His performance was so good that he received the role of the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns. While it was only a cameo role, he stole the movie and starred in the prequel, The Scorpion King.
The Transition From Wrestler to Actor:
By 2001, his wrestling career was a few months on and a few months off. However, his matches were always the main event and while his feuds were short they were memorable. In 2002, the fans were treated to a dream match when he finally got in the ring against Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X-8. In 2004, he wrestled his final match at WrestleMania XX.


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was born on May 2nd 1972 in Hayward California. Dwayne has many Relitives that were/are professional wrestlers. His father Rocky Johnson inspired him to do alot, and to get into the wrestling biz. Dwayne was very good at football and carried it into college and high school. Johnson received collegiate football scholarship offers from several universities and settled on the University Of Miami. In 1991, he was part of the Miami Hurricanes’, but after getting an injury that kept him sidelined, he was replaced. There at Miami, Johnson met his future wife, Dany Garcia. Johnson graduated from the University of Miami in 1995 with a degree in criminology. Johnson continued his football career by after being passed over by the NFL, but he was cut two months into the season.

Johnson married Dany Garcia on May 3rd, 1997 a day after his 25th birthday. Dwayne and his wife have a daughter, Simone Alexander, born August 14th 2001. But sad things happen because on June 1, 2007, Johnson and Garcia announced that they would be splitting up after 10 years of marriage. But they said that they would stay bestfriends.
The Rock actually has made many charity donations and has started a charity called The Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation.
Finnaly, Dwayne Johnson joined the WWE in 1996 as Rocky Mavia! He was WWE’S first 3rd generation superstar. He debuted at Survivor Series 1996 as a babyface(good guy). On RAW Feburary 1997, he won the Intercotinental championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley and it was only his 3rd month with the company. But fans were getting sick of his good guy gimmick due to the popularity of Stone Cold Steve Austin. So during some of his matches the fans would chant “Die Rocky Die!” and “Rocky Sucks!”
After losing his Championship to Owen Hart and coming back from an injury, Dwayne was able to turn Heel(bad guy). He joined the Nation Of Domination.
He used the nickname of “‘The Rock’ Rocky Maivia,” which was eventually shortened to just “The Rock.” The Rock soon drove out the leader, Faarroq and soon starting his sentences with “The Rock says……” Johnson was regonized as for the best cutting promos in the industry.
As you could see, he took classes at Miami university for speech, which he got “A’s” in. Rock spent the end of 1997 and the beginning of 1998 feuding with both Austin and Ken Shamrock.
Johnson next feuded with Faarooq, who was angry at the Rock for usurping his position. The Rock Recieved the Intercotinental after Vince told Stone Cold to release it to the Rock. He soon moved to a feud with Triple H and D-Generation X. Nation members would fight DX while the Rock would fight Triple H over the Intercontinental Championship. The Rock had many battles with Triple H for the belt, but soon lost it to him in a ladder match at SummerSlam 1998. At BrekDown, Rock defeated Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a triple threat steel cage match to become the #1 contender to the WWF Championship. After feuding with Mark Henry, The Nation was disbanded.
Johnson’s popularity as The Rock propelled him to the WWF Championship. Soon the reaction from the Crowd turned him Face again, and he began a fued with Mr. McMahon who said he has a “problem with the people” and thus he should target the “People’s Champion” (as The Rock claimed himself to be).
The Rock soon won his first WWF Championship against Mankind in Survivor Series 1998 in the finals of the “Deadly Game” tournament. At the time, he was the first African American Champion, and the youngest one too. Once again, The Rock turned heel after joining Vince and Shane Mcmahon in the Corporation. Later, At the Paper View In Your House, The Rock had a rematch against Mankind for the WWF Championship. Mankind won by submission but Mr. McMahon said that since The Rock did not tap out that The Rock would retain his title. The Rock began a feud with Mankind over the WWF Championship, during which the title changed hands back and forth between the two. Soon The Rock won his 2nd WWF Championship.
This feud lasted until Feburary 15th edition of RAW is WAR, where The Rock won his third WWF Championship in a ladder match after The Big Show chokeslammed Mankind off a ladder.
before losing to Undertaker at King Of The Ring 1999, for Undertaker’s WWF Championship where Undertaker retained the title. With Mankind out of the way, The Rock had to defend his WWF Championship at WrestleMania XV, but lost the belt to Stone Cold. Rock also lost the tittle rematch at Backlash. WWF fans began to cheer The Rock despite him being a heel, due to his comedic interviews, promos and segments which mocked wrestlers and announcers and made him popular to the fans. Soon The Rock turned Face again after being betrayed by Shawn Micheals, and started a feud with The Undertaker, Triple H, and the Coporate Minisrty. Sometimes he found himself working together with Austin. Rock defeated Triple H at historic Over The Edge 1999 before losing to Undertaker at King Of The Ring 1999, for Undertaker’s WWF Championship where Undertaker retained the title. He continued his rivalry with Triple H, after losing to him in a #1 contender’s match at Fully Loaded.

The Rock found himself in several singles and tag championship opportunities, so he teamed with former enemy Mankind to create The Rock N Sock Connection. And The Rock N Sock connection won the WWF tag team tittles 3 times. Aside from the championships, the team was regarded as one of the most entertaining teams in history, as Mankind imitated The Rock, who ignored Mankind, with both wrestlers having support from the crowd.. The team was also involved in a segment which occurred on RAW is WAR called “This Is Your Life,” in which Mankind brought out people from The Rock’s past, such as his high school girlfriend and gym teacher. The segment earned an 8.4 Nielsen Rating and is, to this day, one of the single highest rated segments in terms of viewership in RAW history.
The Rock soon entered the 2000 Royal Rumble and was left with the Big Show as the final two. The Big Show looked like he was going to eliminate The Rock in a choke-slam position, but The Rock reversed it, and sent the Big Show flying down the ropes, as the Rock came back up. The Rock’s feet, however, hit the floor first, although those watching the event did not see that. The Big Show attempted to prove that the Rock’s feet, not his, touched the ground first. He did manage to prove it, by providing video footage showing that he was the rightful winner. . Despite that, the decision that The Rock had won the Rumble match could not be reversed, so a number one contender’s match for the WWF Championship at No Way Out 2000 was held, which saw the Big Show come out on top after Shane McMahon interfered, knocking The Rock in the head with a steel chair. The Rock soon won agaist The Big Show again, and earned the right to face Triple H at the WrestleMania 2000. Triple H retained the title when Vince turned on The Rock, giving him two vicious chair shots, allowing Triple H to pin The Rock for the three-count. Over the next couple of months The Rock feuded with Triple H over the WWF Championship. A month after the match at WrestleMania 2000, The Rock had a rematch with Triple H at Backlash 2000 in which The Rock won his fourth WWF Championship. Later he won his fifth WWF championship at the 2000 King Of The Ring in a tag team match. He successfully defended the championship against superstars such as Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, Triple H, Kane, The Undertaker, and Shane McMahon. He soon lost his Tittle to Angle at No Mercy in 2000. Before the match of the Amageddon Hell In A Cell, The Rock cut one of his most successful promos ever, making fun of the other five competitors. Around that same time, Rock held the WWF Tag Team Championship with The Undertaker and the duo exchanged the titles with Edge and Christian.After fueding with Angle for the WWF championship, The Rock finally came out on top and regained the WWF Championship.

Afterwards, he feuded with the Royal Rumble 2001 winner, Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Rock went into Wrestle Mania 17 as the WWF Champion, but he was defeated after a shocking turn from Austin, who used Mr. McMahon to win the title. Soon Rock went on to film the movie “The Mummy Returns” after a storyline suspension from Mr. McMahon.
In early 2002, Rock feuded with Jericho and challenged him for the WWF Undisputed Championship at Royal rumble 2002, but lost the match. After losing to Jericho, Rock engaged in feuds and wrestled the likes of The Undertaker at No Way Out 2002 and Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8. On July 21st, The Rock won his record-breaking seventh and final WWE Championship, which was then under the name “WWE Undisputed Championship”.
After fueding with Lesnar, UnderTaker, Angle and Triple H, The Rock lost his last Championship reign to Lesnar.
The Rock’s last heel turn began on SmackDown in February 2003, where he publicly criticized Hulk Hogan. The Rock later drafted himself to RAW and started a feud with the Hurricane and other babyfaces.
He also had a comical gimmick, where he played the guitar and sang songs mocking the host city for the event.When Stone Cold Steve Austin returned, they once again feuded, and the Rock defeated Austin at WrestleMania XIX, which was Austin’s last major appearance in a wrestling role. The Rock then had a feud with former WCW star Bill GoldBerg, to whom Rock lost at Backlash 2003. In this match, both superstars received a mixed reaction from the fans. The Rock then turned face once more by engaging in a one night feud against then-heels Chris Jericho and Christian. Despite that, he declared Christian as his favorite wrestler, and Christian began calling himself the “new people’s champion” and referring to his fans as “his peeps.”
The Rock has made occasional appereances with the WWE. Including standing up for Eugene, making a cameo appearance in his home-town of Miami and helping Foley turn back La resistance. He hosted a “Pie-Eating Contest” during the Diva Search 2004 and ended the segment by giving Johnathan Coachman a Rock Bottom and a People’s Elbow. After this appearance, Johnson reported in several interviews that he was no longer under contract with WWE. He also reported that the reason he was able to continue using the name “The Rock” was part of a dual ownership between him and WWE. The Rock made an appearance on WWE after a near three year absence, appearing on RAW via a pre-taped segment on the titantron.
The Rock’s latest apperances was inducting his father and his granfather into the WWE Hall Of Fame.

Goldberg's Bio

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 283 lbs
Real Name: William Goldberg
DOB: 12/27/66
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Other Names: Bill Gold (WCW), "The Man" (WCW)
Wrestler Since: 1997
Finishing Maneuvers: Spear, Jackhammer Suplex
PWI 500 2004 Ranking: #48
Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #39(2003), #9(1999), #2(1998) 

Who could have expected the impact of an ex-Atlanta Falcon football player by the name of Goldberg? "The man" climbed the ladder faster than any wrestler in the history of WCW. He became the fan favorite, who won over 100 matches in a row. He became Goldberg.
Goldberg started his professional sports life in pro football, being drafted by the L.A. Rams in the 11th round. He had been an All-State football star at Thomas Edison High, but was hurt talent-wise after being tested positive for marijuana during a random drug test, while playing for the Georgia Bulldogs. Despite being drafted by the Rams, Goldberg never made the team, instead playing for the Sacramento Surge in the World League. After playing there for a season, Goldberg joined the Atlanta Falcons for a few seasons as a nosetackle before an injury ended his pro football career (torn abductor muscle). 

In January '97, Bill Goldberg followed his former teammate's lead (Kevin Greene) and signed up for the WCW Powerplant. Impressing people there over four months, Goldberg was signed up with WCW, briefly wrestling as Bill Gold, where he lost to "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in a match. Soon after, Goldberg "started" his win-loss record over again. He immediately had an impact, winning match after match. The fan following began soon after he had taken out many of the wrestlers in and around WCW. He could not be beat, defeating people the likes of Hugh Morris and Rick Fuller with his patented Football Spear and Jackhammer Suplex. His first real feud was with another former football player, Steve "Mongo" McMichael. Goldberg came to the ring during Mongo's match with Alex Wright at Halloween Havoc '97, helping Wright win by knocking McMichaels out. This saved the career of McMichael's wife, Debra, who was currently feuding with her former husband. Debra, in turn, gave Goldberg McMichael's Super Bowl ring. McMichael and Goldberg were scheduled to fight at World War III, but a groin injury kept Goldberg out. Instead, McMichael knocked out Goldberg in the back with a lead pipe, getting his ring back. Goldberg then was sidelined for a few weeks, recovering.
Th feud with Mongo was finished off at Starrcade '97, where Goldberg soundly defeated the former Horsemen with his Jackhammer. Goldberg then spent the next few months winning match after match against low-mid-carders, slowly building momentum in WCW. In the early months of '98, Goldberg began another feud, this one with Raven, Perry Saturn, and the rest of the Flock. Goldberg's main fight was with Saturn, who claimed to be tough enough to finally defeat the upcoming star. They fought at Spring Stampede in a good match, with Goldberg somehow reversing the Rings of Saturn into the Jackhammer. The next night, at Nitro, Goldberg had his first title shot, facing off against Raven, the leader of the Flock, for the United States Heavyweight Title. As expected, the Flock make an appearance, trying to interfere. But Goldberg fought through them all, including hitting the Jackhammer on the 350+ pound Reese. Goldberg then grabbed Raven, who was trying to escape through the fans (who wouldn't let him), and took care of him, becoming the WCW United States Champion. "Da Man" had gold around his waist, a year after entering the sport. 

Goldberg had a few quick feuds with Saturn, Konnan, and Curt Hennig, among others, but always came out on top, continuing his remarkable winning streak. He was also learning. In each consecutive match, you never knew which move you would see next from the growing wrestler. In July '98, J.J. Dillon, then the Commissioner of WCW, finally rewarded Goldberg for his efforts, setting up a World Title match against then-champion "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. Goldberg first had to defeat a 'mystery' opponent, which turned out to be Scott Hall. With Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone keeping the riffraff away, Goldberg took down Hall, then went to the main event to face Hogan. In a classic match, Hogan managed to land his Leg Drop not once but twice. It still wasn't enough, as Goldberg came back to Spear and Jackhammer Hollywood, getting the victory and the World Heavyweight Title, a major accomplishment for Da Man. 

Due to his winning the World Title, Goldberg vacated the US Title. At Bash at the Beach, Goldberg met Hennig, defeating him despite his multiple attacks. Goldberg also quickly took down Hennig in a rematch at the next Nitro. Goldberg then started to feud with the nWo, mainly targeting the Giant. He voluntarily entered the nWo Battle Royale at Road Wild '98, and eliminated nearly everyone. He also hit the Jackhammer on the Giant, an unbelievable feat, before tossing him out as well and winning the event. After a few brief feuds with Kevin Nash, Hogan, and Chris Jericho, among others, Goldberg then started facing off with the #1 Contender, Diamond Dallas Page. The two men fought at Halloween Havoc '98, in what many called one of Goldberg's best matches. In the end, even after a Diamond Cutter, Goldberg got the Jackhammer to land, staying undefeated. Goldberg then entered into a small feud with Bam Bam Bigelow, as Bigelow came to WCW from ECW simply to challenge him. The two men fought multiple times, with Goldberg costing Bigelow a chance to win World War III. Instead, the match was won by Kevin Nash, who became the new #1 Contender. This became one of Goldberg's biggest feuds.
At Starrcade '98, after Scott Hall used a taser on Goldberg, Nash Powerbombed and pinned him, becoming the first man to defeat Goldberg, and subsequently, getting the World Title. This did not sit well with Goldberg, nor Nash, who said that he was unhappy with the way he won. The two men arranged another title shot a few weeks later on Nitro. But, due to criminal charges filed against Goldberg by Miss Elizabeth (aggresive stalking; later dropped), he was unable to be there when Nash and Hollywood Hogan fooled everyone, reuniting and giving Hogan the title. Goldberg finally made it to ringside and took on all of the nWo, but was stabbed in the back by Lex Luger, who also went "heel". 

Goldberg then began a large feud with Scott Hall, which ended in a Taser-Ladder match, which Goldberg was able to win. However, after the match, Bam-Bam Bigelow came down and attacked Goldberg, allowing Hall to get the Taser back... which he used on Bigelow, then Goldberg. The feud continued between Bigelow and Goldberg, which was finally decided at the Superbrawl '99 PPV. Goldberg then faded for a month, allowing Flair and Hogan's feud to eclipse him for one PPV. He did, however, lay out a challenge to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin on the Tonight Show in February '99, claiming that he was tired of being called a copy of the WWF wrestler. Many called it a weak challenge, since neither wrestler was expected to be in the same federation anytime soon. Goldberg also had short feuds with Rick Steiner, Bret Hart, and the Flair family.
In April '99, Goldberg said that he would not be left off of another PPV. He then agreed to fight Kevin Nash in a rematch. In a furious match, Goldberg got revenge on Nash, despite Lex Luger's attack with a chair during the bout. With this win, Goldberg proved himself to still be one of the top contenders for the World Title. He then began fighting with Diamond Dallas Page, the World Champ at the time, and through that and other circumstances, faced Sting at Slamboree '99. The battle of the titans was not to be, however, as both men were attacked by the Steiner Brothers and Bret Hart. Goldberg then, due to "injuries", disappeared from the scenes for a few months. (In actuality, he was also gone to do his acting parts in Universal Soldier II).
In late July '99, Megadeath appeared on a Nitro, playing their new hit, Crush 'Em. After the end of the song, pyro exploded, then Goldberg's voice was heard, saying "I'm Back". The crowd erupted as Da Man appeared in a cloud of pyro. Goldberg later made his official re-debut aiding Sting and Hollywood Hogan against Kevin Nash, Sid Vicious, and Rick Steiner. The two factions collided many times during August '99, culminating at Road Wild '99. In a non-title match, Goldberg squashed the TV champ, Rick Steiner, to show that he's ready to get back into the big time. In the next few weeks, it soon became obvious who the "big" one would be.
As Goldberg had a minor feud start up again with Diamond Dallas Page and the Triad, Sid Vicious, then the US Champion, began starting his Millenium Man push, coming in and squashing two jobbers at a time and claiming them for his winning streak. Goldberg basically did not answer Sid, instead concentrating on DDP, whom he defeated with a Spear/Jackhammer at Fall Brawl '99. After this, though, Goldberg came out, saying that he was going to put an end to Sid's "winning streak", and called him out. The two mammoths met at Halloween Havoc, both going all-out. Goldberg did what he does best, taking down Vicious in a bloody heap. This won him the WCW United States Title for the second time. Later on in the night, Sting won over Hollywood Hogan, who laid down for him. Sting, apparently angry about that, challenged anyone in the back at the end of the night. Goldberg took the challenge, and defeated the World Champion, apparently regaining his former strap.
The next night, Sting came out and protested, saying that the belt was not on the line. The WCW officials agreed, declaring the belt vacant, because Sting had attacked a referee the night before. This set up a tournament for WCW Mayhem. In the first round, Goldberg faced a hobbling Bret Hart. After interference from Sid Vicious & the Outsiders, an unaware Hart pinned Goldberg, shockingly eliminating him quickly from the tournament, while also taking away the US strap. This set the fuel burning between Goldberg and Vicious again, as he teamed with Hart against Vicious, Hall, and Nash. At Mayhem, Goldberg went after Vicious again, this time in an I Quit match. Goldberg won handily, adding another notch to his belt. 

When Bret Hart won the World Title Tournament at Mayhem, he immediately declared his friend, Goldberg, the #1 Contender. The duo still worked together against the Outsiders, who kept saying that the band was getting back together. Goldberg and Hart even teamed up at one point to defeat the Harris Brothers, becoming the Tag-Team Champions. It was a short run, as the Outsiders defeated Goldberg & Hart at a later card, due to Hart's apparently-still-injured leg, not to mention the help of Jeff Jarrett. At Starrcade, Goldberg and Hart met to fight for the World Title. During the brawl, Hart managed to get on his Sharpshooter. A few seconds later, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper signaled for the bell to ring, giving the win to Hart, in an odd repeat of WWF's '97 Survivor Series. Hart argued against the call, but Piper, paid off by the Powers That Be, simply left the area.
At Nitro the next day, Bret Hart came out and said, because of the decision the night before, he was vacating the World Title. He told Goldberg that they would fight for it one more time, at the end of the night. Goldberg and Hart also confronted Piper, who seemed ashamed at what he had done. In the match, Goldberg again seemed to have the edge, until the Outsiders came out, along with Jeff Jarrett. Goldberg got ready to fight them, but was betrayed by Hart. With five men going after him, Goldberg fell, and Hart got the pin, again becoming the champion. The nWo had reformed, or, as Nash put it, the Band was back together.
An angry Goldberg started stalking the members of the nWo. This, however, led to a very serious incident. While bashing some of the windows of the nWo limo, supposedly to get at Kevin Nash, who was inside, Goldberg accidentally slashed his arm severely with the broken glass. There was concern about tendon damage, and Bill Goldberg was put on the shelf for many months. Frequent reports were heard about Goldberg returning, but the Man was heard to say that he did not want to risk coming back too soon, reinjuring the badly-sliced arm.
In May '00, with Russo & Bischoff running the show again, Tank Abbott continued to call out Goldberg, saying that he was the main reason Abbott came to WCW in the first place. Abbott was attacking innocent victims at ringside, from Marc Mero to Mark Madden. Abbott was also teaming with Rick Steiner against Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner. While their fights commenced, the Goldberg monster truck began appearing at shows, usually trashing the car that Abbbott and the Dog-Faced Gremlin arrived in. At a Nitro, Goldberg made his reappearance, going after Abbott. The two fought the next week, with Goldberg bloody but victorious, despite attempted interference from Rick Steiner. Goldberg then began to help his ally, Kevin Nash, against the tide of the New Blood.
Eric Bischoff, following through on a threat he made if Goldberg helped Nash, suspended him, and said that if he appeared at WCW events, he would be arrested. Goldberg, of course, didn't listen, appearing to help Nash once more. The cops then rushed the ring, arresting him. This trend continued for a short while, until the Great American Bash '00. Nash was facing the World Champion, Jeff Jarrett. When the New Blood rushed the ring, Goldberg again came out, clearing them out. But then Goldberg turned on Nash, taking him out and allowing Jarrett to get the easy pin. Goldberg later told fans that he was angry at the more-experienced wrestlers in the Millionaire's Club, who had tried to undercut him when he was injured. The next Nitro, Goldberg cemented his new reputation as the hired gun of the New Blood by Jackhammering Hulk Hogan through a table.
Goldberg feuded with Nash for the next month, with Goldberg increasing the ante by getting hold of Scott Hall's WCW contract. Goldberg told Nash that if he could beat Goldberg at the next PPV, Hall's contract would be his. Goldberg and Nash had many confrontations, while Goldberg also continued to destroy superstar after superstar, including badly injured "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, who had to be stretchered out. At Bash at the Beach '00, Nash and Goldberg fought, with Nash getting the upper hand near the end. However, Nash was betrayed by his ally Scott Steiner, allowing Goldberg to Jackhammer Nash and win the match. Afterwards, Goldberg ripped the Scott Hall contract to shreds, ending Nash's chance to get Hall back in WCW.
Goldberg continued to feud with Nash, with Steiner becoming a third party to the feud. All three wrestlers believed that they deserved to be the #1 Contender to the World Title. Goldberg also had a short feud with Booker T, the current champion, but Booker T surprisingly defeated Goldberg after a distraction from the Cat. At New Blood Rising, Goldberg, Nash, and Steiner were scheduled to battle in a #1 Contenders Triangle match. It was announced, though, that Goldberg had been in a motorcycle accident, and might not compete. At the match, Goldberg appeared late, taped up around his ribs, and fought the other two men. However, when it seemed Nash was going to get his power move, Goldberg left the ring and walked away, cursing Russo on the way out. Nash then defeated Steiner to become the #1 contender. This was the start of a major feud between Goldberg and Russo, who said that Goldberg needed to learn how to follow a script. Goldberg also continued feuding with the Steiner brothers.
At one Nitro, Goldberg dug a grave for Russo, and tried to put him in it near the end of the show. But Goldberg was betrayed by Hart, who hit him with a shovel, saving Russo. Goldberg then fought in the War Games 2000 match, which was on a regular Nitro. In the 3-Cage World Title match, Goldberg took the advantage over the rest of the wrestlers, moving towards the door. But once again Bret Hart interfered, slamming the cage door into him. This allowed Kevin Nash to walk out with the title. Goldberg would go after Hart for the next few shows, but Hart's retirement from the sport kept this feud from going anywhere.
Goldberg then returned to Scott Steiner, with the two men attacking each other at different times throughout the month. Both wrestlers' girlfriends became involved, as Midajah, Steiner's valet, was Jackhammered, while Goldberg's girl was put in the Steiner Recliner. The two fighters met up at Fall Brawl in a No Disqualification Match. Just as it looked like Goldberg had the win, Vince Russo came out and hit Goldberg with a bat. Then enabled Steiner to get on his Steiner Recliner. Goldberg broke free from the hold twice, but after a lead pipe to a head, the third time proved too much, and Steiner won when Goldberg couldn't answer. The next Nitro, Russo announced that Goldberg had "resigned", reading a letter supposedly written by him that said the fans needed to find a new hero.
A few weeks later, Goldberg returned, appearing in the crowd. Scott Steiner immediately challenged him to a match, and Goldberg agreed, meeting him in a Steel Cage match with no rules. With help from football player Jumbo Elliot, Goldberg was able to Spear Steiner and escape the cage first, winning. Later that night, Goldberg crushed Russo through the side of another cage, during Russo's fight with Booker T. Russo then showed up the next week in a plastic bubble, telling Goldberg that from now on, Goldberg had to match his 176 bout winning streak, or else he would be thrown out of WCW. Goldberg battled many Russo-sent foes over the next couple of weeks, beating guys like Meng, the Harris brothers, and Big Vito. Each match was a possible Career-Ender for Da Man.
At Halloween Havoc '00, Goldberg was forced to fight both members of Kronik in a Handicap match, with his career still on the line. Goldberg first pinned Bryan Clark, Spearing him through a table. He then took care of Bryan Adams with a Jackhammer, surviving the night. After a very brief feud with Bam-Bam Bigelow, Goldberg moved on to start battling it out with "The Total Package" Lex Luger. Luger claimed that he would be the wrestler to end Goldberg's winning streak, and thus his career. At Mayhem '00, the two fought a tough match, with Luger putting up a good fight. Near the end, Goldberg tried a Spear, only to have Luger pull the referee in front of him. Goldberg Speared both men, then got Luger in the Jackhammer. A second referee gave him the victory. The next night, however, Luger claimed that Goldberg had lost via Disqualification, for hitting a referee. Luger then began a psychological attack on Goldberg, bringing his mentor, Sarge (the leader of the WCW Powerplant) into the fights. At one point, Goldberg was forced to fight Sarge, defeating him to keep his winning streak alive. 

Luger and Goldberg met up again at Starrcade '00, with both Buff Bagwell (who was a face) and the Sarge becoming involved. Luger used brass knuckles to try and win out, and got some help when Bagwell 'accidentally' hit the Blockbuster on Goldberg. But Goldberg came back and Jackhammered Luger, winning the match. Afterwards, Bagwell knocked out the Sarge with a chair, then used the chair on Goldberg, turning on him. Bagwell and Luger began teaming up on Goldberg after that, with the Sarge chipping in to help his former student. The two teams fought at WCW Sin in a No Disqualification match, made that way by CEO Ric Flair, supposedly to keep Luger & Bagwell from causing Goldberg to be DQ'ed. Unfortunately, a 'fan' at ringside, whom Goldberg had signed an autograph for earlier in the show, surprisingly sprayed mace into Goldberg's eyes. This left Goldberg open to a chair shot from Luger, followed by a Buff Blockbuster from Bagwell. The Sarge couldn't make the save, and Goldberg was pinned, ending his career in WCW.
Goldberg did not return in the last few months of the Turner-run WCW, and was barely mentioned in the final Season Finale in March '01. For the next year, Goldberg sat on his WCW contract, letting it continue to pay him rather than taking a pay cut for the WWF to buy it out. For a time, it appeared that Goldberg would never again grace the wrestling rings, that his time had passed. But in the summer of 2002, Goldberg made his return, surprisingly going overseas to All Japan Pro Wrestling. In his many matches in Japan, Goldberg has remained the dominating force, destroying multiple worthy opponents. Of course, whether he will return to wrestle in the United States, and in particular Vince McMahon, is completely unknown at this time.
Pay-Per-View Summary: (31 - 8, 1 NC)
- WCW Starrcade '97 = Goldberg defeated Steve "Mongo" McMichael.
- WCW Boston Brawl (January '98) = Goldberg crushed Buddy Lee Parker.
- WCW Superbrawl VIII ('98) = Goldberg easily defeated Brad Armstrong.
- WCW Spring Stampede '98 = Goldberg pinned Saturn after a Spear and Jackhammer.
- WCW Slamboree '98 = Bill Goldberg, defending his WCW United States Belt, defeated Saturn.
- WCW Great American Bash '98 = In another US Title defense, Goldberg easily beat Konnan.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '98 = Goldberg defended the World Title by defeating Curt Henning.
- WCW Road Wild '98 = Goldberg won the Battle Royal, which also consisted of The Giant, Scott Hall, Curt Henning, Scott Norton, Kevin Nash, Sting, Lex Luger, and Konnan.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '98 = Goldberg defeated Diamond Dallas Page, again defending the WCW Heavyweight Title.
- WCW Starrcade '98 = Goldberg, due to interference from Scott Hall, lost the WCW World Title to Kevin Nash.
- WCW Souled Out '99 = Goldberg won the "Taser/Ladder" match over Scott Hall.
- WCW Superbrawl IX ('99) = Goldberg took out Bam-Bam Bigelow with the Spear/Jackhammer.
- WCW Spring Stampede '99 = Goldberg, despite interference from Lex Luger, avenged his one loss, Spearing and Jackhammering Kevin Nash.
- WCW Slamboree '99 = Goldberg and Sting fought to a No-Contest, when Bret Hart and the Steiner Brothers attacked both men.
- WCW Road Wild '99 = Goldberg defeated Rick Steiner in a non-Title match, thus allowing Steiner to leave with the TV Title.
- WCW Fall Brawl '99 = Goldberg, despite interference from the Triad as well as a Diamond Cutter, defeated Diamond Dallas Page.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '99 = Goldberg defeated Sid Vicious. Later in the night, in a surprise match, Goldberg beat Sting for the World Title (later declared not for the World Title by Sting).
- WCW Mayhem (November '99) = Goldberg won an "I Quit" match over Sid Vicious.
- WCW Starrcade '99 = Goldberg lost to the World Champion Bret "Hitman" Hart in a controversial ending.
- WCW Bash at the Beach '00 = Goldberg defeated Kevin Nash.
- WCW New Blood Rising (August '00) = Goldberg lost a Triangle match to Kevin Nash. Scott Steiner was the other participant.
- WCW Fall Brawl '00 = Goldberg was TKO'ed by Scott Steiner.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '00 = Goldberg won a Handicap match over Bryan Adams and Bryan Clark.
- WCW Mayhem '00 = Goldberg defeated Lex Luger.
- WCW Starrcade '00 = In a rematch, Goldberg again took down Lex Luger.
- WCW Sin (January '01) = Goldberg & Sarge were beaten by Lex Luger & Buff Bagwell.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (August 30, '02) = Goldberg defeated Satoshi Kojima.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (August 31, '02) = Goldberg pinned Taiyo Kea.
- AJPW Wrestle-1 (November 17, '02) = Goldberg took down Rick Steiner.
- AJPW Egg Dome (January 19, '03) = Goldberg & Keiji Mutoh defeated Kronik.
- WWE Backlash '03 = Goldberg beat the Rock.
- WWE Bad Blood (June 15, '03) = Goldberg won over Chris Jericho.
- WWE Summerslam '03 = Goldberg competed in the "Elimination Chamber" Match, which was won by Raw World Champ Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash and Randy Orton were the other participants.
- WWE Unforgiven '03 (September 21) = Goldberg won the WWE Raw Heavyweight Title, beating Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWE Survivor Series '03 = Goldberg stayed the WWE Raw Champion, winning over Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWE Armageddon '03 = Goldberg lost the WWE Raw Title to Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a "Three Way" Match. Kane was the other participant.
- Zero-One Hustle I (January 4, '04) = Goldberg defeated Naoya Ogawa.
- WWE Royal Rumble '04 (January 25) = Goldberg competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Chris Benoit.
- WWE Wrestlemania XX (March 14, '04) = Goldberg won over Brock Lesnar.
Title Summary:
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion (4/20/98 - 7/6/98)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion (7/6/98 - 12/27/98)
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/24/99 - 10/25/99)
- WCW World Tag-Team Champion w/ Bret Hart (12/07/99 - 12/13/99)
- WWE Raw World Heavyweight Champion (9/21/03 - 12/14/03)
PWI Achievement Awards: (2 wins, 3 1st RUs, 2 2nd RUs, 1 3rd RUs)
- 1998 Rookie of the Year
- 1998 Most Inspirational Wrestler
- 1998 Most Popular Wrestler, 1st Runner-Up
- 1998 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Goldberg vs. Hollywood Hogan)
- 1998 Wrestler of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1999 Most Popular Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 2000 Most Popular Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 2003 Comeback of the Year, 1st Runner-Up