- 2,13 m
- 200 kg
- Tampa, Fla.
- Zwycięska akcja:
- Chokeslam; KO Punch; Colossal Clutch
- Osiągnięcia w karierze:
- World Heavyweight Champion; WWE Champion; ECW World Champion; WCW Champion; World Tag Team Champion; WWE Hardcore Champion; United States Champion; WWE Tag Team Champion; Intercontinental Champion
Reminiscent of such goliaths as Andre the Giant and Big John Studd, Big Show is a feared competitor who intimidates opponents with his size and stare alone. The World’s Largest Athlete’s measurements are astounding. He weighs 441 pounds, stands a mighty 7-feet tall, wears a 22 EEEEE size shoe and boasts a 64-inch chest. It’s no surprise then that his in-ring debut left a crater-sized impression on the likes of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair in WCW, where the young giant captured the WCW Championship on two occasions, along with the WCW Tag Team Championship.
In 1999, Show emerged as a global star upon signing with WWE, where he collided with Superstars of great acclaim and captured a slew of titles, including the WWE Championship. From “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock to The Undertaker and Triple H, there’s no top name in the business who hasn’t succumbed to the man’s battering ram of a fist. He’s even gone toe-to-toe with world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who only managed to clean Show’s clock at WrestleMania XXIV with the aid of brass knuckles.
On a lighter note, The World’s Largest Athlete happens to be the world’s largest fan of the Rat Pack. He’s also an expert auto mechanic and owns a 64-foot yacht dubbed “Showdaddie.” And unlike the giants before him, Big Show harbors a sense of humor, which he put on full display in WWE Studios’ 2010 theatrical release, “Knucklehead.”
Yet make no mistake, Show, the first man to capture the WWE, WCW and ECW Championships, is still more proficient at delivering punches than punchlines. At 2011’s Vengeance, he unleashed a devastating half-ton superplex on Mark Henry, which not only shook the ring to its core, but also caused it to implode. Now that’s high impact. At WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2011, Show captured his first World Heavyweight Championship and won the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania XXVIII, marking another first for WWE’s giant.
Despite these accolades, Big Show turned his back on the fans by siding with John Laurinaitis at No Way Out 2012. But he did not hesitate to dump “Big Johnny” after Laurinaitis was ousted as General Manager following that pay-per-view, opting instead to go into business for himself and pursue personal vendetta against John Cena and, later, a championship rivalry with World Heavyweight Title holder Sheamus.
Although The Celtic Warrior had been on a hot streak, The World’s Largest Athlete asserted his supremacy over the Irish Superstar by clobbering him for the World Heavyweight Championship at Hell in a Cell.
From there, Big Show steadily added to his list of enemies, and his picking on Ricardo Rodriguez in particular irked the tuxedoed Superstar’s employer, Alberto Del Rio. In an impromptu Last Man Standing Match on SmackDown, Del Rio won the World Heavweight Title by burying Big Show under a commentary desk.
Sans championship gold, Big Show argued Booker T wronged him by not giving him ample time to prepare for Del Rio. The Mexican Superstar used clever tactics to retain the championship gold in a Last Man Standing rematch at Royal Rumble and employed the Cross Armbreaker to vanquish Big Show in a rematch at Elimination Chamber.
Still in possession of the world’s largest mean streak but no longer in control of the World Heavyweight Title, Big Show remains determined to prove his recent losses have been nothing but flukes. Best of luck to anyone who dares challenge him.