Jewish Professional Wrestlers
Scott "Bill" Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is
a former professional wrestler best known for his time in
World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment
(WWE). He is currently the host of the television show Garage
Mahal on the DIY Network. Goldberg is famed for his unbeatable
winning streak in WCW, where he regularly squashed his wrestling
opponents and popularized his catch phrase, "Who's next?"
To date, he holds the distinct record of having the longest
undefeated streak in sports-entertainment history—173 consecutive
is recognized by WWE as a two-time World Heavyweight Champion,
being the first man to hold both the WCW and WWE incarnations
of the Big Gold Belt. He is also recognized by WWE as a two-time
United States Champion as well as a former World Tag Team
Champion with Bret Hart during his time in WCW.] Before he
was a professional wrestler, Goldberg was a college and NFL
football player. After leaving wrestling, he began working
as a commentator for the mixed martial arts promotion EliteXC
until its closure.
mother, Ethel, is a classical violinist, while his father,
Jed, a graduate of Harvard University, was an obstetrician
and gynecologist. They divorced, and Jed died in late 2006.
In addition to playing the violin, Ethel breeds flowers, and
once succeeded in creating an award-winning hybrid orchid
which she named after Goldberg. Bill is also proud of his
Jewish religion and became well-known for his Jewish ethnicity
during his wrestling career. He was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
where he was bar mitzvah at Temple Israel and graduated from
Tulsa Edison High School. Goldberg played football at the
University of Georgia, which later led to him playing with
the Los Angeles Rams (1990–91), Atlanta Falcons (1992–94),
and Carolina Panthers (1995).
April 10, 2005, Goldberg married Wanda Ferraton, a stunt double
whom he met while filming Santa's Slay, as stated in this
movie's audio commentary. They have a son together, Gage A.J.
Goldberg, who was born on May 10, 2006.
is an animal welfare advocate and an American Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) spokesman, and
has addressed the United States Congress in order to raise
awareness of illegal animal fighting. Every year, Goldberg
also plays golf in the Jimmy V Golf Classic and visits with
children in local hospitals who are undergoing cancer treatment.
co-owns and operates the "Extreme Power Gym" Muay
Thai and Amateur boxing training facility in Oceanside, California.
He also owns over 25 vintage cars, including a Plymouth
Hemi Cuda Convertible, Shelby Cobra 427, and a Mustang Boss
429 "Lawman" (one of the two cars used in the Vietnam
War to entertain the U.S. Army).
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