Big Show
FULL NAME   Paul Donald Wight II
BORN   February 8, 1972
HEIGHT   7 ft 0 in
NATIONALITY   American

About

Big Show’s first introduction to the wrestling giants was via a basketball game. He was invited by Danny Bonaduce and Hulk Hogan who loved the way he could work the crowd and pitched the idea of him as a professional wrestler to Eric Bischoff, the then Vice President of World Championship Wrestling. He was initially turned down by WWE due to the lack of experience but WCW gave him an opportunity to prove himself. He signed the deal when he first went to watch the show live and met Ric Flair, Arn Anderson (his boyhood hero) and Paul Orndorff. He was highly underestimated and his debut in WCW caused WWE to regret their decision.

During his time with the WCW, he held the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice and got his hands on the WCW World Tag Team Championship three times with three different partners.

In 1999, WWE and Wight were again in talks and Vince McMahon wanted to make no mistakes. Hence, he signed a ten-year contract and thus began the era of the Big Show.

His first title contention in the WWE was for WWF Championship against the Undertaker. Show and Undertaker wrestled in a brilliant match which was stopped by the referees after the two had brutally attacked each other. As a result, The Deadman got to keep his title. Not long after that, Both Big Show and the Undertaker teamed up to take on X-Pac and Kane. Interestingly, Big Show won the WWF Tag Team Title twice with the Undertaker as his partner.

Big Show


Finishing Moves

2001 Final Cut (Spinning headlock elbow drop), Hog Log/Showstopper (Inverted leg drop bulldog)
2002 Final Cut (Spinning headlock elbow drop), Hog Log/Showstopper (Inverted leg drop bulldog)
2006 Chokeslam; Cobra clutch backbreaker followed by a spin-out cobra clutch slam
2008 Chokeslam; Cobra clutch backbreaker followed by a spin-out cobra clutch slam / K.O Punch/WMD – Weapon of Mass Destruction (Right-handed knockout hook)
2009 Colossal Clutch (Camel clutch)
2012 Colossal Clutch (Camel clutch), Final Cut (Spinning headlock elbow drop)
2013 Final Cut (Spinning headlock elbow drop)

Signature Moves

Abdominal stretch
Back kick, as a counter to an oncoming opponent
Bear-hug
Big boot
Corner slingshot splash
Elbow drop, sometimes from the second rope
Fallaway powerbomb
Headbutt
Military press slam
Open-handed chop to a cornered opponent's chest, with theatrics
Running or standing hip attack to the chest or stomach of a cornered opponent
Sidewalk slam
Spear
Vertical suplex

Entrance Themes

1995 - 1999 "Chokeslam" by Unknown / "Dungeon of Doom" by Jimmy Hart & Howard Helm / "Rockhouse" by Frank Shelley / "Slammer" / "No Chance in Hell" by Jim Johnston / "The Unholy Alliance" by Jim Johnston
2000 - 2004 "Real American" by Rick Derringer / "Big (Remix)" by Mack 10, K Mac and Boo Kapone featuring MC Eiht
2005 - 2009 "Big" by Jim Johnston / "Crank It Up" by Brand New Sin
2010- 2014 "Crank the Walls Down" by Maylene and the Sons of Disaste / "I Came to Crank It Up" by Downstait and Brand New Sin
2015-2017 "Crank It Up" by Brand New Sin

The Big Show's Nicknames

Big Banter
Big Nasty Bastard
The Extreme Giant
The Greatest Giant of All Time
The Showster
The World's Largest Athlete

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