Big Show Bio

The Big Shows real name is Paul Wright, Jr. He was born in Florida and became involved in wrestling after he was introduced to Hulk Hogan in 1994. Show was discovered by Jim Strauser who had a NFL football career in mind for him but Big Show didn't really have interest in football, he was interested in wrestling. He signed with WCW in March of 1995 and called himself "The Giant". Since then the Big Show has been a main attraction for all wrestling fans around the world! He claimed to be Andre "The Giant's" son and blamed Hulk Hogan for his fathers death. He began feuding with Hulk Hogan and had his first in ring debut with the Hulkster by winning the WCW title in controversial fashion. Wight performed as "Big Nasty" Paul Wight for several weeks before being renamed "Big Show" Paul Wight. He then gradually dropped his real name, eventually being referred to simply as The Big Show, sometimes shortened to simply Big Show. Big Show would feud with Mankind, Mick Foley, X-Pac, Triple H, Boss Man, the Rock and Kane among others. In February of 1999 the Big Show signed a ten year contract with the WWE. He debuted as a member of Vince McMahon's "The Corporation". When Vince McMahan fought Steve Austin at the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre Big Show attacked Austin and he threw Austin into the side of the cage and the cage broke; causing Vince Mcmahan to lose the match. He basically became the bodyguard of Vince McMahan. When The Undertaker was sidelined with injuries, Wight set his sights on the WWF Championship. After Steve Austin was run-over at the 1999 Survivor Series, Big Show was given his place in the triple threat match for the WWF Championship. In that match, which also featured The Rock, he pinned Triple H to become champion. In 2000, the Big Show was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling to try to try to lose some weight and improve his cardiovascular skills. He returned in the 2001 Royal Rumble. He was eliminated by the Rock but then chokeslammed the Rock through a table out of frustration. While working at RAW Big Show had a little losing steak going on for a while losing to Matt Hardy, Booker T and others. In the latter part of 2002 he came to SMACKDOWN. He made his presence known right away by challenging Brock Lesler for the WWE Championship. He ended up defeating Brock Lesler when Paul Heyman turned on Brock. He feuded with Eddie Guerrero, John Cena, Brock Lesner, the Undertaker and others. On the April 15, 2004 episode of Smackdown, Big Show promised to quit if he failed to defeat Eddie Guerrero that night. He lost to Guerrero and believing that Torrie Wilson had laughed at him for losing, upended her car and threatened to throw her off a ledge. Then the General Manager of SmackDown Kurt Angle ascended the ledge to try and talk some reason into Big Show, but the Big Show chokeslammed Angle off the ledge, concussing him and breaking his leg. After the event, Big Show was not seen nor heard from on WWE television for months. In mid-2004, Show was reinstated by new General Manager Teddy Long, he returned during a lumberjack match between Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle, interfering in the match. At No Mercy, Show fought Angle, where the Big Show defeated Angle. In the weeks before the match, the Big Show claimed to have "lost his dignity" when Angle tranquilized him in the middle of the ring using a dart gun and shaved his head. In June 0f 2005 the Big Show was drafted back to RAW. At WWE vs ECW Head to Head on June 7, 2006 Big Show jumped to the returning ECW brand; he removed his Raw shirt to reveal an ECW shirt during a twenty man battle royal. He went on to win the match for ECW by eliminating Randy Orton. Now wrestling for ECW Big Show won the ECW world heavyweight title from RVD. This made Big Show the only wrestler to ever have held the WCW title, the WWE title and the ECW title. After many title defenses he finally lost his title to Bobby Lashley who speared the Big Show and pinned him to win the match and claim the ECW Championship, after busting Show open by breaking one of the plexiglass pods with the Big Show's face. On December 6, following an unsuccessful rematch, announced that the Big Show was taking time off from the ring to heal injuries he had sustained during wrestling in ECW. He didn't wrestle for 14 months after that except for one time. That match was April 27, 2007 against Hulk Hogan at PMG - Clash of the Legends. He went by the name Paul 'The Great' Wight in that match up. This match was suppose to be like a rematch of Wrestlemania III where Hulk Hogan defeated Andre the Giant. The match ended in a similar way when Hulk Hogan ended the match with a massive leg drop and got the win. Big Show then announced that he had lost 60 lbs since leaving the WWE. He then gave professional boxing a shot but that didn't work out and he came back to the WWE shortly thereafter. In 2008 the Big Show returned to the WWE at 'No Way Out' stating that he had lost 108 lbs, he used to tip the scale at 500 lbs. He then got in a confrontation with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Big Show was brought back to the Smackdown brand and his feud with Mayweather lead to a match with him at Wrestlemania XXIV. Big Show lost the match when Mayweather used brass knuckles to knock out the Big Show. Big Show then turned face and began a feud with the great Khali. This led to a match at Backlash were Big Show chokeslammed Khali and got the win.

Big Show competed at Night of Champions on June 29, 2008 in a match for the ECW championship. It was a triple threat match against the champion Kane and Mark Henry. There was a new ECW champion that night but it was Mark Henry.

On July 25, 2008 during a six man battle royal on Smackdown that would decide the number one contender for the WWE Championship, Big Show clothelined Umaga over the top ropes which eliminated Umaga. Umaga took this personal and had been making it known that he wanted the Big Show. The feud never really got started though as Umaga soon really got injured in a house show match against Shelton Benjamin and had to take some time off.

Big Show then felt that Smackdown GM was not giving him the kind of attention he deserved. For example, Smackdown would hold a tournament to see who would be in the WWE Championship Scramble Match at Unforgiven. Big Show was not even given a chance to compete. Show retaliated by interrupting matches sometimes that he was not involved in. This led to a fued with Vickie Guerrero. With Big Show and Vickie at each others throats week after week it came as a surprise to everyone when he spontaneously assaulted The Undertaker and sided with Vickie Guerrero at Unforgiven.

Big Show then became sort of Vickie Guerrero's bodyguard against the Undertaker. He had promised her protection against the Undertaker and that he would help her get Smackdown to were she wanted it. In return she would help him get the WWE title. The following week after Unforgiven Big Show, Vickie, Chavo and the rest of La Familia would replay the footage of the Big Show clobbering Undertaker at Unforgiven and laugh about it. On the September 19, 2008 edition of Smackdown Vickie was scared that the Undertaker would be there to take her soul as he promised he would. Undertaker was not seen through out the show until toward the end when he chocked Chavo Guerrero backstage.

The following week Big Show, Vickie and Chavo were in the ring and were calling out the Undertaker. The lights went out and Chavo suddenly disappeared. Chavo was suddenly backstage and the Undertaker was giving Chavo a beating. Big Show then ran from the ring to help Chavo backstage. This left Vickie Guerrero alone in the ring and after the lights went out and came back on, Undertaker was behind Vickie and gave her a tombstone piledriver.

On October 5, 2008 at No Mercy, the Big Show beat the Undertaker after he delivered a knock out punch to the back of Undertaker's head. On the following Smackdown Vickie Guerrero rewarded Big Show for what he did to Undertaker at No Mercy by giving him a match against Triple H for the WWE championship. During the match Big Show seemed like he may have well been going for the victory but then the lights went out and the Undertaker interrupted the match and attacked the Big Show.

Big Show and Undertaker battled it out again at Cyber Sunday with the WWE fans getting to vote what kind of match it will be. The fans voted for a Last Man Standing match. Big Show would end up losing the match to the Undertaker.

On the November 7, 2008 edition of Smackdown the Big Show challenged Undertaker to another match at Survivor Series. The following week Undertaker said he’d drag Big Show’s soul down to the depths of hell. Then the casket opened and Taker sat up out of it. On November 23, 2008 at Survivor Series the two would battle in a Casket Match. Big Show ended up losing the match as Undertaker got Show into the casket, the casket fell and the lid shut.

Big Show still had not had a title shot from Vickie as he thought he would when they became all buddy and buddy. Show had wasted months feuding with the Undertaker. Things got worse for him when Edge made his return at Armageddon. On the December 26, 2008 edition of Smackdown Big Show made it clear that he wanted a shot at the WWE title. Vickie Guerrero set up a non title match for the Big Show to face WWE champion Jeff Hardy that evening. Vickie said that if Big Show won then he and Edge would have a match against each other to see who would be the number one contender and face Hardy for the title. Edge was hoping that Big Show would not win and his wish came true as Show got counted out and Jeff Hardy won the match.

Edge would later take the WWE title from Hardy at the 2009 Royal Rumble but the Big Show would get his chance at the WWE title on February 15, 2009 at No Way Out as WWE Champ Edge would defend his title in a Smackdown Eliminations Chamber match against Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Koslov, Undertaker, Big Show and Triple H. Big Show though, was the third man eliminated as the Undertaker pinned him. Triple H would go on to win the match and become the new WWE Champion that night.

The following weeks to come would expose that the Big Show was engaging in an affair with Smackdown GM Vickie Guerrero. World Heavyweight Champion Edge exploded after learning of his wifes misbehavior and this led to a match set for Wrestlemania 25 on April 5th, 2009 as Edge will defend his title against the Big Show and John Cena who is the one who exposed the taped footage of Vickie and Big Show being together.

On April 5th, 2009 at Wrestlemania 25 Big Show battled Edge for the World Heavyweight Title, also participating in the Triple Threat match was John Cena. Unfortunately Big Show was not the Big Show of the night as the match went down to Cena and Edge with Cena pinning Edge and taking Edge's title.

On April 13, 2009, Big Show was drafted to the Raw brand as a part of the 2009 WWE Draft. At Backlash, Big Show intefered a Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena and Edge,he threw Cena into a spot light causing Cena to smash it and make it explode, in which Edge successfully won.

On May 17, 2009 at Judgment day Big Show would battle John Cena. Big Show would lose the match after Cena hit a Attitude Adjustment on Show.

On June 7, 2009 at Extreme Rules Big Show would get a rematch against John Cena in a submission match.
In this match, the only way to win would be by submission. Cena eventually locked on the STF on Show and despite trying to escape it, Big Show was forced to tap out.

On July, 26, 2009 at Night of Champions, Big Show was announced as Chris Jericho's new tag team partner, replacing the injured Edge. The new duo was able to successfully defend the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship against The Legacy when Big Show forced Ted DiBiase to submit to the camel clutch.

The very next day on Raw NBA Superstar Shaq O'neal was introduced as Raw's special guest host for the night. As Shaq was speaking Big Show's partner Chris Jericho intruded on Shaq in the ring, coming out in a suit and had a few words for Shaq. Shaq insulted Jericho back and pushed him a little until Jericho introduced his partner the Big Show. Show entered the ring in a suit and told Shaq Show told Shaq he's got a better chance of hitting two straight free throws, than intimidating him. Shaq challenged Show right there for a match. Show said he knows Shaq's plan, to get Show to hurt him and then have NBA breathing down his neck. Since Show and Jericho refused to fight Shaq, he said he hired two wrestlers who would fight them instead. Cryme Tyme came out from backstage, down to the ring. Shaq stood side by side with Cryme Tyme, and Show/Jericho backed down then left the ring. Shaq then announced he'd be the special guest enforcer for that tag match.

Cryme Tyme battled the tag team champs later that evening and the match came down to Big Show beating unmercifully on JTG & Shad. The ref finally called for the bell in a DQ. Show kept stomping away on Cryme Tyme and then prepared to chokeslam both men in front of Shaq. Show shoved them down and then called for Shaq to get in the ring. Shaq tore off his enforcer's ref shirt and climbed into the ring. Shaq got right in Show's face and the two kept trash talking. Show pushed Shaq, so Shaq shoved back. Show then slapped his hand around Shaq's neck, so Shaq did the same back. The two held each other there, and then Cryme Tyme ran over to kick Show. Shaq did a running shoulder block into Show to knock him out of the ring with the crowd cheering it.

On July 31, 2009 on Smackdown Cryme Tyme would battle the Hart Dynasty and the winners of the match would get the opportunity to battle Big Show and Jericho for the Unified Tag Team titles at Summer Slam 2009. Cryme Tyme won and will challenge for the Unified Tag Team titles at Summer Slam.

On August 23, 2009 at Summerslam Big Show and Chris Jericho were able to beat Cryme Tyme as they successfully defended their Unified tag team championship belts.

After Summerslam, Floyd "Money" Mayweather came back to haunt the Big Show. On the August 24, 2009 edition of Raw, Big Show and Jericho battled MVP and Mark Henry in a tag team match. During the match, Mayweather (who was sitting in the front row) tossed into the ring to MVP some brass knuckles in which MVP used on Chris Jericho.
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