Bill Goldberg’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Goldberg will fight Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series this Sunday. (

Bill Goldberg is about to have his first WWE match in 12 years, facing off against Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series. 

Throughout the buildup to this fight, Goldberg’s family has come up several times, with Goldberg saying that part of the reason he wanted to return was because he wanted his son to be able to see him perform. Brock Lesnar has also brought up Goldberg’s family, touching a nerve by saying that Goldberg’s son will watch his dad lose this Sunday.

So what is Goldberg’s family life like? How old is his son? Here’s what you need to know about Goldberg’s wife and son.

1. His Wife Is Wanda Ferraton, a Former Stunt Double

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Bill Goldberg with his wife, Wanda Ferraton, in the pressroom of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” awards in 2007. (Getty)

Goldbeg has been married to Wanda Ferraton since 2005. Ferraton works as a stunt double, and they met while they were both working on the 2005 horror-comedy Santa’s Slay, where Goldberg played a murderous Santa Claus. Goldberg explained in an interview on Good Morning Football (h/t Wrestling Inc.) that he met Ferraton while he was shooting a scene on a swing.

“So I’m sweating more than I am now, I couldn’t even look up at her and she taps me on the shoulder and she goes ‘are you alright, buddy?'” Goldberg recalled. “And I said ‘yeah, I’m fine’ but I couldn’t look up, obviously, and she says ‘usually before a guy and I get this close he buys me a beer first’. And I look up at her and I said, ‘I love you.'”

Ferraton has also done stunt work on films like Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning, Texas Rangers, Ararat and Caught in the Headlights. She had a small on-screen role in Goldberg’s 2007 film Half Past Dead 2, where she played the warden’s assistant. She has not done any stunt work since 2005, now working as a blacksmith, according to the San Diego Tribune. Goldberg says that Ferraton decided to find a new career after she became a mother.

“When our son was born, the rule was that she couldn’t jump off anything higher than me,” Goldberg said.

2. He & His Wife Got Engaged Three-and-a-Half Months After Meeting

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Bill Goldberg and his wife, Wanda Ferraton, at the premiere of The Longest Yard at the Chinese Theater in 2005. (Getty)

It wasn’t long after that meeting on the set of Santa’s Slay that Goldberg and Ferraton were married, as Goldberg proposed just three-and-a-half months after that movie was filmed.

Goldberg told Good Morning Football (h/t Wrestling Inc) that as much as he enjoyed working on Santa’s Slay, meeting his wife was clearly the best part about the experience and that he’s been happy every day since.

“The best thing in the entire movie was not only did I kind of get to have a sleigh driven by a buffalo, but most importantly I met my wife on set,” Goldberg said. “Three and a half months after we met I asked her to marry me, and it’s been the most wonderful time of my life ever since.”

3. He Has a 9-Year-Old Son

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Bill Goldberg and his son during an episode of Monday Night Raw. (WWE/USA Network)

Goldberg and Ferraton have a son, Gage A.J. Goldberg, who is now nine years old.

Gage aspires to be a Muay Thai fighter, according to TMZ, which makes sense considering his father operates Extreme Power Gym Muay Thai in Oceanside, California.

Bill Goldberg gave his son a shout out shortly into his WWE return last month, pointing Gage out in the front row of the Monday Night Raw audience. The last time Goldberg performed in a wrestling match, his son had not been born and he had not yet met his wife.

“I never thought I’d be in this ring again,” Goldberg said during his Monday Night Raw return. “So thank you for the humble return. What makes it so special is that my wife and my son are here to see me live for the first time ever.”

Goldberg went on to say that while he was gone from the WWE, he missed being a superhero for kids around the world, with his son presumably being included in that category. He concluded the segment by going around the arena and greeting fans while carrying his son on his back.

4. He Says He Doesn’t Want His Son to Join the WWE

Speaking of Gage, Bill Goldberg says that he never wants his son to join the WWE. That’s not because of wrestling being a dangerous career, but rather because Goldberg has gone on record saying that it is not a good working environment and that he personally dislikes Vince McMahon.

“One thing’s for sure, I’ll buy a company and have him work for me before he went into the WWE,” Goldberg told TMZ.

Goldberg went on to say that he would love to see his son go play for the NFL or maybe work for Glory kickboxing.

Bill Goldberg, of course, left the WWE on bad terms, explaining in 2011 that he can’t say anything positive about Vince McMahon and that working for him is “like working for a carny who’s driven only by his ego,” according to TMZ.

Goldberg expanded on that in a 2015 interview when he said, “I don’t want to have to look over my shoulder for my boss. That’s ridiculous, I’m 48 years old. I’m not a kid.”

5. He Lives With His Family in Bonsall, California

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Bill Goldberg and his wife, Wanda Ferraton, arrive to A&E Television Networks Upfront celebration in 2005. (Getty)

Bill Goldberg resides with his wife and son in Bonsall, California. He actually originally bought the house there as a vacation home to use while he was employed with the WWE, wanting somewhere where he could have some peace and quiet.

“I pointed to it and I said [to my Realtor], ‘Where’s this?’” Goldberg told the San Diego Tribune. “He says, ‘Man, it’s in the middle of nowhere.’ I said, ‘Take me there now.’”

The house is reportedly worth about $2.5 million, and Goldberg also built a deluxe garage onto the property where he stores over 20 vehicles. The garage also has a gym, kitchen, king-size bed and 52-inch TV, the San Diego Tribune reports.

“It’s a monstrosity,” Goldberg said. “My wife would never kick me out of the house because the garage is nicer.”


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About half of what Bill said in this interview is true…he was actually in a 12 year relationship wirh Lisa Shekter when he cheated on her with his now wife. They lived together in the Bonsall home as well as Atlanta Ga. ..she is the person who stood by him and opened the doors into his wrestling career only to tossed aside like trash. It is common knowledge how terrible he did her. Hes not a very nice guy at all. He took everything and gave her life to a girl he didnt even know while Lisa Shekter has had to struggle to survive the last decade…Bill had nothing and Lisa who worked in WCW before he did, had to force him into the wrestling business also helping to create his character and helping him along the way for his entire career. She quit working in 1999 when his career took off and just concentrated on his career standing by his side from 1992 until 2004-5….he took care of her they lived together and when he decided to cheat and broke up with Lisa and didnt even give her a car…..he had millions thanks to Lisa. Bill Goldberg owes his career to Lisa Shekter….he wouldn’t have his wrestling career or his millions had he not been with her. She definitely opened the doors into the wrestling business for him and stood by him for 12+ years only to get screwed royally. Shame on you Goldberg!


I’m assuming you’re Lisa Shekter. You are so full of shit your eyes are brown. Suggesting Goldberg had nothing is bullshit. She didn’t force him into wrestling. He entered wrestling because his NFL career was over andante money was running out. Goldberg also doesn’t have a wrestling character. He is who is he is. What you see is what you get. You don’t know a damn thing about Goldberg or any relationships he has had and he doesn’t owe you or anyone else anything.

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