Multi-time WCW and WWE world champion Bill Goldberg will guest star on upcoming episodes of The CW’s DC superhero series The Flash. Goldberg became a professional wrestling icon much faster than most, becoming a big deal not long after his 1997 debut in now-defunct company WCW. During the height of the celebrated “Monday Night War” era of late 90s-early 2000s wrestling, Goldberg became arguably WCW’s biggest star, right up there with already established legends like Sting and Hulk Hogan.
Goldberg’s primary claim to fame was his undefeated streak, which lasted for over a year, and during which he won his first world title from Hogan. The streak was ultimately ended at Starrcade 1998 by nWo member – and also now occasional actor – Kevin Nash. Goldberg remained a star after his first loss, but would not end up jumping to WWE once Vince McMahon bought WCW in 2001. By 2003 though, Goldberg arrived on WWE TV, engaging in battles with top names like Triple H, The Rock, Chris Jericho, and Brock Lesnar during his one-year stint.
After a decade of voluntary retirement from the ring, Goldberg returned to WWE at Survivor Series 2016, squashing Lesnar in decisive fashion. His feud with “The Beast” ultimately wrapped up at this year’s WrestleMania, which saw Lesnar take Goldberg’s Universal Championship. Now though, Goldberg will enter a world much different from WWE, as the hulking wrestler is set to guest star on two upcoming episodes of The Flash. Goldberg confirmed the news himself on Twitter. Check out his tweet below.
Just saw this on @instagram @World_Of_Flash_ @Goldberg is this true if so that is so awesome first @EdgeRatedR guest appeared on #TheFlash then it was @CodyRhodes on #Arrow & now it's Goldberg Goldberg Goldberg Goldberg @FLASHtvwriters ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/46kWVGzrkR— Asam Shazad (@AsamShazad) November 26, 2017
As is clear from his tweet, Goldberg signed on for The Flash for his young son Gage, who presumably would love to see his dad tangle with DC superheroes. Goldberg similarly dedicated his recent wrestling comeback to his son, who wasn’t born until after the once-dominant champion had decided to hang up the boots and call it a career.
It remains to be seen what Goldberg’s role will be in the world of The Flash, or whether he will play a heroic or villainous character. This is far from Goldberg’s first acting role, as he infamously starred in the horror comedy Santa’s Slay, as well as appeared in the Adam Sandler vehicle The Longest Yard. Goldberg also recently guest starred on the appropriately named ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. As alluded to above, Goldberg won’t be the first former WWE great to guest on The Flash, as Adam “Edge” Copeland played Atom-Smasher back in season 2.
The Flash season 4 airs Tuesdays on The CW.
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