Big Show

Big Show

Full NamePaul Donald Wight II

BornFebruary 8, 1972

Height7 ft 0 in

Nationality American


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.

Big Show joined AEW on 24th February 2021.


Big shows entrance

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. 

WWE Tag Team two Championship Big Show & Chris Jericho


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


  1. Abdominal stretch
  2. Back kick, as a counter to an oncoming opponent
  3. Bear-hug
  4. Big boot
  5. Corner slingshot splash
  6. Elbow drop, sometimes from the second rope
  7. Fallaway powerbomb
  8. Headbutt
  9. Military press slam
  10. Open-handed chop to a cornered opponent's chest, with theatrics
  11. Running or standing hip attack to the chest or stomach of a cornered opponent
  12. Sidewalk slam
  13. Spear
  14. Vertical suplex


1995 - 19992000 - 20042005 - 20092010- 20142015-2017
"Chokeslam" by Unknown"Real American" by Rick Derringer"Big" by Jim Johnston"Crank the Walls Down" by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster"Crank It Up" by Brand New Sin
"Dungeon of Doom" by Jimmy Hart & Howard Helm"Big (Remix)" by Mack 10, K Mac and Boo Kapone featuring MC Eiht"Crank It Up" by Brand New Sin"I Came to Crank It Up" by Downstait and Brand New Sin-
"Rockhouse" by Frank Shelley----
"No Chance in Hell" by Jim Johnston----
"The Unholy Alliance" by Jim Johnston----


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  2. Big Nasty Bastard
  3. The Extreme Giant
  4. The Greatest Giant of All Time
  5. The Showster
  6. The World's Largest Athlete

People also ask

Who is Andre the Giant's son?

Since Big show's physique match with Andre the giant, it is assumed to be that Big show is Andre the Giants son. But official big show is the son of Paul Wight Sr.

Big Show with the André the Giant Memorial Trophy

Who is Big Show's daughter?

Cierra Wight

Is the big show still wrestling?

On 27th November 2018 in Smackdown live Big Show and The Bar's alliance ended after a confrontation backstage. Since then he has not appeared due to him suffering a hamstring injury.

Is Big Show married?

Wight married his first wife, Melissa Ann Piavis, on February 14, 1997. They separated in 2000. Together, they have a daughter. On February 11, 2002, he married his second wife, Bess Katramados. Together they have two children.

Who is the Big Show's father?

Paul Wight Sr.

What's Big Show's real name?

Paul Wight

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