There are many things that can be said about the Big Show. He is the World’s Largest Athlete, and as of WrestleMania XXVIII, he is a Grand Slam Champion.
He also cries. A lot. A WHOLE lot!
As Big Show tearfully begged John Laurinaitis for his job, the WWE Universe watched in shock as Big Johnny gave Big Show the boot.
However, I have no doubt that the fans of the Attitude Era had one thought in their minds as he was crying:
“When is Big Show NOT crying?”
Looking back, Big Show was rarely portrayed as a merciless beast like some of the other monster athletes such as Big Van Vader, Kane or Mark Henry.
Apparently, the Creative Team prefers to depict him as the big man with an even bigger heart, even if that means putting him through humiliating situations that never cease to bring on the waterworks.
With that said, let’s take a look at some of the most agonizing moments in Big Show’s WWE career.
At WrestleMania 2000, Shane McMahon chose Big Show to represent him during the four-way feud between the McMahon Family.
But at the event, Big Show was the first man to lose in the Fatal 4-Way Elimination main event.
This led to Shane verbally assaulting Big Show, referring to him as an "unmotivated slob" and a person that fans will never care about.
Show didn't take these words well, and by that, I mean he cried.
Eventually, the two former friends were put into a match at Judgement Day. But thanks to interference from Test and Albert, Shane defeated The Big Show.
"Rule Number Three: A man can't see, he can't fight. If you hit him square in the nose, he'll be blinded by his tears and choke on his own blood." (from The Karate Kid, Part III)
Apparently, Floyd Mayweather is a Terry Silver fan because he had no trouble with tearing up Show's face.
The only problem is that Floyd didn't learn how to throw a "sports-entertainment" punch, and Big Show was legitimately busted open.
Last January, Big Show was getting the upper hand on Daniel Bryan during one of their matches on SmackDown.
But that all changed when he accidentally ran into Daniel's girlfriend AJ, knocking her to the floor so hard that she needed a neck brace and a stretcher.
As the medics tended to AJ, Daniel lashed out at Big Show, and the floodgates from his eyes were opened!
Or was that just sweat from his forehead?
In either case, Big Show was portrayed as a big clumsy idiot, and Daniel (who probably set the whole thing up) got to keep his World Heavyweight Championship for a little while longer.
This one appears to be a touching moment for two giants.
After being being slapped by Alberto Del Rio last year on Raw, Big Show pursued Del Rio into a corridor.
That is when Ricardo Rodriguez ran him over with a sports car.
Not only does Big Show appear to be in unbearable pain, but his tag team partner, Kane, is really showing emotions like never before.
Notice in the clip how Kane is gently holding Big Show's hand in the same way that a man holds his wife's hand during childbirth.
Thankfully, The Big Red Monster rejected his bedside manner and "embraced the hate" shortly after this.
As soon as Big Show's leg healed, his other leg was "pillmanized" by Mark Henry.
"WWE has come to terms on the release of SmackDown Superstar Paul Wight (Big Show) as of May 14, 2012. WWE wishes Paul the best in all of his future endeavors. People Power!"
The above statement is obviously fake, but Big Show was fired after being forced to get on his knees and plead for his job, giving us his most recent teary-eyed display.
Here is how I initially reacted to the segment:
"Come on, Show! Hit him! Hit him with the WMD! Yeah, that's it! Do it! Do it now! Do it right now! Is he gonna...wait...is he...what the...oh, not again."
Seriously, how much abuse is Big Show going to take before he retires for good?
They should have made Great Khali beg for his job with his indecipherable English.
But, as bad as this segment was for Big Show, it wasn't the worst.
In late 1999, the Big Show had a feud with the Big Bossman. During this time, he learned that his father, Paul Wight Sr., had terminal cancer.
Bossman tricked Big Show into thinking that his father passed away, which obviously intensified the feud.
But then a few weeks later, his father really died.
Later at the funeral, Bossman tied Mr. Wight's casket to the back of a car and then sped away while Show was clinging to the casket.
Aside from the corpse stealing, there are SEVERAL things wrong with this segment.
First of all, who would really provoke someone into a physical confrontation at a funeral?
Second of all, Big Show's real father was already dead when he joined WWE. And I do mean his real life father and not Andre The Giant, his kayfabe father from the WCW storylines. So this is at least the fourth time in which he had to say, "My father is dead," both in real life and on television.
And finally, why was Big Show surfing on the casket and why did his relatives just stand there without doing anything?
Vince is a very strange man.
As a bonus slide, I leave you with Big Show winning his first WWF Championship. He cries in this one too, but this time they are tears of joy.
So, do you think Big Show cries too much, or does it work with his character?
Feel free to comment below. Have a nice day!