WWE Corridor of Famer Invoice Goldberg practically glided by a a lot completely different identify early in his wrestling profession.
After a run within the NFL, Goldberg made his identify in WCW earlier than signing with WWE in 2003.
Talking to Chris Jericho on the latest Talk Is Jericho podcast, Goldberg recalled plans for his authentic identify.
“I wished to be The Hybrid [they called me] Invoice Gold, G O L D… On the tapings down in Orlando, I keep in mind, earlier than going out my first time… I used to be on the brink of exit of Gorilla on the time. They usually stated, ‘What would you like us to name you?’, and I’m like, ‘Name me The Hybrid.’
“They’re like, ‘We will’t try this. As a result of should you ever promote merchandise, you already know, there could be a trademark situation.’ And I’m like, ‘You already know what? I don’t foresee myself ever promoting something. So simply name me The Hybrid.’ In order that they known as me Invoice Gold.”
Invoice Gold would later be prolonged to Invoice Goldberg, the WWE Corridor of Famer’s actual identify, which was later shortened to simply Goldberg.