Paul Wight

Paul Wight

Personal Information

Full Name Paul Donald Wight II
Date of Birth February 8, 1972
Nationality American
Birth Place Aiken, South Carolina
Height 7 ft 0 in
Weight 383 lb (174 kg)
Current Team(s)
Theme Song "New Room, New View"
Debut December 3, 1994
Nickname The World's Largest Athlete
Family Melissa Piavis ​ ​(m. 1997; div. 2002)​ Bess Katramados ​(m. 2002)

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Paul Wight: A Brief Biography

Paul Donald Wight II is an American professional wrestler and actor signed with AEW. He is best known for his work with promotions such as WWE, WCW, and AEW.

  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Filmography
  3. Championships and Accomplishments

Professional Wrestling Career

WCW (1995-1999)

Before signing with WCW, Wight worked various jobs, including bouncing, bounty hunting, and answering phone calls. In 1995, Wight signed with WCW and made his debut as The Giant. Later, he won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Hulk Hogan.

After the arrival of NWO, The Giant joined the stable with the help of Ted DiBiase. The Giant spent a few months in the stable before being kicked out. During his feud with the stable, he won the WCW World Tag Team Championship on two occasions.

In 1997, The Giant rejoined NWO when Nash created Wolfpac. In 1998, The Giant faced Goldberg where he was jack hammered. After the two stables merged, Nash and Giant faced each other for the spot. Nash defeated Giant and Giant left the company.


WWF/E (1999-2021)

Attitude Era (1999-2001)

At St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Wight made his WWF debut and joined The Corporation. At WrestleMania XIV, Big Show lost to Mankind and left the stable. Later, he won the WWF Tag Team Championship on two occasions.

After feuding with Big Boss Man, Big Show defeated Triple H and The Rock to win the WWF Championship. After losing the title to Triple H, Big Show spent the year chasing the WWF Championship. At WrestleMania 2000, Big Show faced Triple H, The Rock, and Mankind for the WWF Championship and lost.

After spending the latter half of 2000 in OVW, Big Show made his return at Royal Rumble and lost. During the Invasion storyline, Big Show remained with WWF despite having worked with WCW.


Ruthless Aggression (2002-2007)

In 2002, he moved to SmackDown where he began feuding with Brock Lesnar. At Survivor Series, Heyman turned on Lesnar and allowed Big Show to win the WWE Championship. A month later, he lost the title to Kurt Angle. At WrestleMania XIX, The defeated Big Show and A-Train Undertaker.

In 2003, he defeated Eddie Guerrero to win the United States Championship. After 147 days, Big Show lost the title to John Cena at WrestleMania XX. After his injury, he returned to SmackDown and spent the year feuding with Kurt Angle and JBL.


At WrestleMania XXI, Akebono defeated Big Show in a sumo match. After Mania, Big Show feuded with Carlito and Snitsky. By the end of the year, he teamed up with Kane and won the World Tag Team Championship. At WrestleMania XXII, Kane and Big Show defeated Chris Masters and Carlito.

In 2006, they lost the titles to The Spirit Squad. After feuding with Kane, Big Show was moved to ECW, where he defeated RVD to win the ECW World Championship. By the end of the year, Big Show lost the title to Bobby Lashley inside the Elimination Chamber.


PG Era (2008-2012)

In 2008, Big Show returned and attacked Rey Mysterio. At WrestleMania XXIV, Floyd Mayweather Jr defeated Big Show. Later, he was moved to SmackDown, where he aligned himself with Vickie Guerrero. It was later revealed he was having an affair with Guerrero.

At WrestleMania XXV, John Cena defeated Big Show and Edge. After Mania, he began feuding with John Cena and lost. Later, he aligned himself with Chris Jericho and became the Unified WWE Tag Team Champion. The reign was ended at TLC by DX.


In 2010, he won his second Unified WWE Tag Team Championship with The Miz. After losing the titles, he turned face and moved to SmackDown. He spent the year chasing the World Heavyweight Championship and lost.

At WrestleMania XXVII, his team defeated The Corre. Later, he teamed up with Kane and won the WWE Tag Team Championship. He spent the year feuding with Mark Henry, where he won the World Heavyweight Championship. After the match, he lost the title when Daniel Bryan cashed in.

At WrestleMania XXVIII, Show defeated Cody Rhodes to win the Intercontinental Championship. After Mania, he aligned himself with John Laurinaitis and feuded with John Cena. In 2012, Show turned heel and began feuding with Sheamus, where he won his second World Heavyweight Championship.


The Authority (2013-2015)

At WrestleMania XXIX, The Shield defeated Sheamus, Big Show, and Randy Orton. In 2013, Big Show feuded with The Authority and faced Orton for the WWE Championship and lost. At Survivor Series, he turned heel and aligned himself with The Authority.

Big Show spent his time assisting The Authority and Seth Rollins. At Royal Rumble, he was in the final four before being eliminated by Roman Reigns. At WrestleMania 31, he won the André the Giant Battle Memorial.


Sporadic Appearances (2016-2021)

In 2016, Big Show returned and was involved in various feuds, and wrestled for house shows. In 2017, Big Show returned at Royal Rumble and lost. Later, he began feuding with Braun Strowman and lost. After Mania, he feuded with Bigg Cass and lost.

In 2018, he aligned himself with The Bar and helped them defeat The New Day. In 2020, he faced Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36 and lost. Big Show was one of the legends attacked by Randy Orton during his feud with McIntyre. In 2021, he left the company.


AEW (2021-Present)

In February, he made his AEW debut as Paul Wight. At All Out, he defeated QT Marshall. He works as a commentator and wrestles on Dark and Dark Elevation.



1996Reggie's PrayerMr. Portola
1996Jingle All The WayHuge Santa
1998McCinsey's IslandLittle Snow Flake
1998The WaterboyCaptain Insano
2006Little Hercules in 3-DMarduk
2010MacGruberBrick Hughes
2010KnuckleheadWalter Krunk
2015VendettaVictor Abbott
2016CountdownBig Show
2017The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!Big Show
2019Fighting with My FamilyBig Show

Championships and Accomplishments

ChampionshipNumber of Times
WCW World Heavyweight Championship2
WCW World Tag Team Championship3
WWF/E Championship2
ECW World Championship1
World Heavyweight Championship2
WWF/E Hardcore Championship3
WWE United States Championship1
WWE Intercontinental Championship1
WWE Tag Team Championship3
WWF/World Tag Team Championship5
André the Giant Memorial Trophy1

Last Modified Jun 5, 2023 09:00 IST