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Actor, Professional Wrestler, Former Football Player & Former Mixed Martial Artist Color Commentator

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 Bill Goldberg Biography

Bill Goldberg followed in the paths of many wrestlers who have made the transition from the gridiron to the squared circle to become wrestling stars - he just did so faster and to a greater magnitude than anyone else in history.  In only his second year in the business, Goldberg became one of the biggest names the wrestling business has ever seen.  And now, Goldberg has transitioned from being a star in the ring to a television and feature film star.

Bill Goldberg was not a typical wrestling fan growing up, but instead focused most of his attention on football.  An excellent player in high school, Goldberg starred as an All-SEC and All-American Nose Guard at the University of Georgia.  When his career as a Bulldog was over, he eyed stardom in the National Football League.  After spending time with the Los Angeles Rams and then winning the World Bowl with the Sacramento Surge of the World League of American Football, Goldberg signed on with the Atlanta Falcons in 1991.  After three years with the team he suffered a torn abdominal muscle which put him out for the 1994 season.  Goldberg was signed by the Carolina Panthers in 1995, but could not rebound from the injury sufficiently enough to play.  He was thus forced to retire from football.

Goldberg never planned on becoming a professional wrestler.  He crossed paths with many World Championship Wrestling stars while living in Atlanta.  Though the world of wrestling was intriguing to him, joining the ranks of professional wrestlers was not an option that Goldberg seriously considered at the time.  Later, Goldberg was working out in a gym owned by Lex Luger and Sting and was convinced by Sting to take a chance in the squared circle.  After months of training in the WCW Power Plant, Goldberg made his official professional debut in WCW against Hugh Morrus, pinning the 300 pound wrestler.  The next year and a half would be among the most remarkable periods in professional wrestling history.

Goldberg began quickly mowing down his opponents with his patented Spear and Jackhammer combination.  Eventually he got his chance at the gold when he wrestled Raven for the WCW United States title.  Showing little nervousness in his first title match, he quickly overpowered Raven and pinned him for the title belt.  With his reputation and winning streak growing, everyone looked forward to a showdown between Goldberg and Hollywood Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight championship.  In front of a red-hot crowd in Atlanta, Georgia on July 6, 1998, Goldberg speared Hogan and then hit the Jackhammer to obtain the pinfall.  With the championship belt around his waist, he was now the biggest name in the sport and finished the year as the PWI Rookie of the Year.

Over the next year, Goldberg found himself battling members of the New World Order and other wrestlers striving for his title. Finally, Kevin Nash, after interference from Scott Hall (who used a tazer on Goldberg), was able to pin the champion.  Goldberg subsequently placed himself in a hunt to reclaim his gold, often taking on various factions of the NWO.  During one of these confrontations, Goldberg ran out into the parking lot of an arena and punched his fist through the windshield of a car.  In doing so, he suffered a cut to his arm that took almost 190 stitches to close and which almost hit a nerve, seriously placing his career in jeopardy.  For almost six months he was forced to the sidelines and relegated to making publicity appearances and participating in the many charities he supports.  Finally, after a great deal of speculation that he might not be able to make it back to the ring, he did so in June 2000 to a great ovation from his fans.  Goldberg's success continued, and fans were thrilled as Goldberg mowed down his opponents.

Bill Goldberg has been able to utilize his notoriety to obtain roles in Hollywood films and appearances in major publications and on various television shows.

 

Goldberg, who was named one of the 100 most powerful people in the sports industry by The Sporting News and has graced magazine covers from Entertainment Weekly to TV Guide, has also been featured in articles in People, Spin, Rolling Stone, Gear, and USA Today. His many talk show appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kelly, Larry King Live, The Dennis Miller Show, Turn Ben Stein On, and The Man Show.

Goldberg's starring roles in feature films range from The Longest Yard and Santa's Slay to his roles in Warner Brothers Pictures' Looney Tunes: Back In Action, Ready to Rumble and Universal Soldier II.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Bill Goldberg?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill Goldberg for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Goldberg for your next private or corporate function.
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Bill Goldberg

Actor, Professional Wrestler, Former Football Player & Former Mixed Martial Artist Color Commentator

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Bill Goldberg Biography

Bill Goldberg followed in the paths of many wrestlers who have made the transition from the gridiron to the squared circle to become wrestling stars - he just did so faster and to a greater magnitude than anyone else in history.  In only his second year in the business, Goldberg became one of the biggest names the wrestling business has ever seen.  And now, Goldberg has transitioned from being a star in the ring to a television and feature film star.

Bill Goldberg was not a typical wrestling fan growing up, but instead focused most of his attention on football.  An excellent player in high school, Goldberg starred as an All-SEC and All-American Nose Guard at the University of Georgia.  When his career as a Bulldog was over, he eyed stardom in the National Football League.  After spending time with the Los Angeles Rams and then winning the World Bowl with the Sacramento Surge of the World League of American Football, Goldberg signed on with the Atlanta Falcons in 1991.  After three years with the team he suffered a torn abdominal muscle which put him out for the 1994 season.  Goldberg was signed by the Carolina Panthers in 1995, but could not rebound from the injury sufficiently enough to play.  He was thus forced to retire from football.

Goldberg never planned on becoming a professional wrestler.  He crossed paths with many World Championship Wrestling stars while living in Atlanta.  Though the world of wrestling was intriguing to him, joining the ranks of professional wrestlers was not an option that Goldberg seriously considered at the time.  Later, Goldberg was working out in a gym owned by Lex Luger and Sting and was convinced by Sting to take a chance in the squared circle.  After months of training in the WCW Power Plant, Goldberg made his official professional debut in WCW against Hugh Morrus, pinning the 300 pound wrestler.  The next year and a half would be among the most remarkable periods in professional wrestling history.

Goldberg began quickly mowing down his opponents with his patented Spear and Jackhammer combination.  Eventually he got his chance at the gold when he wrestled Raven for the WCW United States title.  Showing little nervousness in his first title match, he quickly overpowered Raven and pinned him for the title belt.  With his reputation and winning streak growing, everyone looked forward to a showdown between Goldberg and Hollywood Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight championship.  In front of a red-hot crowd in Atlanta, Georgia on July 6, 1998, Goldberg speared Hogan and then hit the Jackhammer to obtain the pinfall.  With the championship belt around his waist, he was now the biggest name in the sport and finished the year as the PWI Rookie of the Year.

Over the next year, Goldberg found himself battling members of the New World Order and other wrestlers striving for his title. Finally, Kevin Nash, after interference from Scott Hall (who used a tazer on Goldberg), was able to pin the champion.  Goldberg subsequently placed himself in a hunt to reclaim his gold, often taking on various factions of the NWO.  During one of these confrontations, Goldberg ran out into the parking lot of an arena and punched his fist through the windshield of a car.  In doing so, he suffered a cut to his arm that took almost 190 stitches to close and which almost hit a nerve, seriously placing his career in jeopardy.  For almost six months he was forced to the sidelines and relegated to making publicity appearances and participating in the many charities he supports.  Finally, after a great deal of speculation that he might not be able to make it back to the ring, he did so in June 2000 to a great ovation from his fans.  Goldberg's success continued, and fans were thrilled as Goldberg mowed down his opponents.

Bill Goldberg has been able to utilize his notoriety to obtain roles in Hollywood films and appearances in major publications and on various television shows.

 

Goldberg, who was named one of the 100 most powerful people in the sports industry by The Sporting News and has graced magazine covers from Entertainment Weekly to TV Guide, has also been featured in articles in People, Spin, Rolling Stone, Gear, and USA Today. His many talk show appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kelly, Larry King Live, The Dennis Miller Show, Turn Ben Stein On, and The Man Show.

Goldberg's starring roles in feature films range from The Longest Yard and Santa's Slay to his roles in Warner Brothers Pictures' Looney Tunes: Back In Action, Ready to Rumble and Universal Soldier II.

FAQs on booking Bill Goldberg

  • How to book Bill Goldberg?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bill Goldberg for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bill Goldberg, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bill Goldberg or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bill Goldberg?

    Booking fees for Bill Goldberg, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill Goldberg, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bill Goldberg?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill Goldberg for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Goldberg for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill Goldberg or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill Goldberg or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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