Biggest pro football accomplishments: Played defensive tackle for the NFL's Rams, Falcons, and Panthers and the CFL's Sacramento Surge and Sacramento Gold Miners but struggled through injuries during most of his career
Biggest pro wrestling accomplishments: Won the WCW United States Championship and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship while claiming victory in 173 consecutive matches
The key to his career change: He was urged to give professional wrestling a try after pro wrestlers Lex Luger and Sting spotted him rehabilitating from a lower abdomen tear that he suffered at the end of his NFL career.
At one point, Goldberg was arguably the most popular pro wrestler on the planet because of his impressive winning streak. He was WCW's answer to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and was created to be a destructive force inside the wrestling ring. Most of his early matches only lasted for one or two minutes due to his combination of strength and brute power. And while his career fizzled out once the WWE purchased WCW in 2001, he had a great run during the late 1990s.