WWE has long been the land of the giants. In Vince McMahon’s eyes, bigger is always better, and many a smaller superstar has found it much harder to get a push than their oversized colleagues. You can have all the wrestling ability in the world, you can even be loved by the crowd, but if you don’t fit the mould, you’ll have to work twice as hard.
There are muscle bound superheroes - and then there are the real monsters. WWE has boasted some incredible physical specimens, men big enough to make you double take, and when Vince gets his hands on one of these, you know they’ll be squeezed for every last drop.
Sometimes this can lead to opportunities falling into the plate-like hands of those who don’t especially deserve them due to their sheer stature (see: Gonzalez, Giant), and can provoke a real negative response in crowds. But when a super heavyweight performer can match stature with skill, mass with match fitness, you’re onto a winner.
These superstars are the best of the big men, taking the gifts nature (and/or food and supplements) gave them and turning them into sports entertainment gold.