Big Show To Retire In 2017

The show is almost over.

In an interview with 790 The Ticket in Miami, The Big Show has revealed that next year will be his last in the wrestling business.

The 44-year-old star told the hosts of the show he has been getting into great shape lately, and that he is training heavily for his match with Shaquille O'Neal at WrestleMania 33.

This comes as a bit of a surprise. Even though Show is well within the age of retirement, he always hinted that he had a bit more time in the business in past interviews. It's great to see him getting into better shape, and hopefully he'll be able to put over a couple stars on the young roster on the way out.


A match with Shaq has been rumored for years, and with it about to go down, Show may feel there's nothing left for him to accomplish. Another run with a world title seems like a long shot at this point, so one last, big mainstream match for him is probably the right way to call it a career.

Here's hoping to Show vs. Shaq going down better than Show vs. Akebono.

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