8 Reasons Why Big Show Should Never Wrestle On TV Again

'Move along please, nothing to see here, Show's over'


It's been 18 years since The Big Show since burst through the ring and onto WWE screens as Mr McMahon's secret weapon against Stone Cold Steve Austin, and 22 since he was similarly unveiled as a Giant-sized threat to Hulkamania in WCW during the summer of 1995.

That Paul Wight's debuts in the two biggest organisations in wrestling history involved him assaulting the two all-time top babyfaces highlights just how safe a bet the seven-footer always was to promoters from the moment he decided to step over the top rope.

Occasionally a victim of his own poor attitude, The Big Show wasn't always booked as the killer he perhaps should have been. As he observed the mutual disinterest between WCW and Wight in 1998, Vince McMahon allegedly pledged to do so much more with the prolific star to those in his inner circle, but a mythically brilliant run as the industry's top star never quite materialised.

All that said, Show was often unfairly maligned. His size and stature allowed for instant reboots whenever a heel or babyface required an stopgap opponent, which made outcomes predictable but contests no less intriguing. A recent programme with Braun Strowman served the same purpose. Responsible for two of the best matches on Monday Night Raw in 2017, the pair collectively crafted a new raised platform for the 'Monster Among Men' to launch from as he continues his inexorable rise.

This should mark Show's final contribution. Going out on his back, he'd paradoxically be going out on top.


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