WWE: Why Big Show Deserves a Dominant Run at the Top
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The Big Show might not be the greatest talent on the WWE’s roster—and he seems to be rapidly losing his status as a superstar—but he deserves the World Heavyweight or WWE Championship one final time before he calls it quits.
It doesn’t have to be a long reign. In this case, it’d be more about the quality of the run over the length.
But he needs just one more opportunity.
The WWE owes it to him for these seven reasons.
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Paul Wight—the wrestler known as The Big Show—has been in the professional wrestling business for 18 years. 14 of them have been with the WWE.
Since joining the WWE in 1999, he's remained with the company for all but less than one year.
Any time the WWE needs superstars for overseas shows or USO tours, Big Show is their guy.
Fan signings and appearances? Big Show is there.
Show even lost weight for the WWE when they asked.
He’s never complained, he’s taken a backseat when needed and he’s always done his best to put others over.
Whether it's making a heel or face turn or saving the Tag Team Division, Show always steps up.
He's One of the Best Big Men the WWE Has Ever Had
The Big Show is arguably the best big man in the WWE right now.
The Undertaker wrestles once a year. Kane is losing fans (and ability) rapidly. The Great Khali is just terrible. Big Show is bigger than Mark Henry.
One could make a case that Big Show is one of the greatest big men to ever wrestle in WWE period.
Think about it: he’s quicker and more nimble than Andre the Giant, Yokozuna and Earthquake ever were. He’s more likable than Sid Vicious ever was.
He can be a believable heel and face, where Kane struggled to win fans over as a nice guy.
He's Only Had Three Heavyweight Title Runs
Technically, the Big Show is a six-time champion.
He won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship twice, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship once and the WWE Championship once.
But let's face it, the WWE Championship is top notch. The WWE's World Heavyweight Championship is close behind.
Combined, he's only held those belts three times. Three times in 14 years of service is ridiculous.
The Amount of Absurd Things the WWE Has Put Big Show Through Is Ridiculous
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Time and time again, the WWE has disrespected and made fun of the Big Show.
The company used an angle in which Show's father passed away from terminal cancer. In this story line, the Big Boss Man delivered false news, putting Show in tears. Then when Show's father kayfabe passed, Boss Man drove away with the casket and Show clutching for dear life to it.
He was placed in a sumo match, donning the "appropriate" attire. He's had to dance with The Great Khali. His lack of WrestleMania wins are mocked and worst of all, Big Show owns a 45 second World Heavyweight title reign.
Show's been slapped, berated and reduced to tears an ungodly amount of times.
He's a Huge Fan Favorite
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The Big Show is somewhat like John Cena.
He's a huge—in popularity and size—fan favorite amongst children and WWE fans in the military.
Because the Big Show is selfless, loyal and dedicated, especially to these two types of fans.
The proof is summed up in his entrance alone: he walks down the ramp in a camouflage tribute beanie and gives it to a kid.
Many more like him for sheer size. Show gains further fans from the little things like strength, humor and—like the slide prior pointed out—all the ridiculous things he's put through.
Did you notice how many kids looked heartbroken when Show chokeslammed John Cena?
If he's going to get one more chance at a title, he should especially get it as a face.
Big Show Doesn't Have Much More Time
The man behind the Big Show is 40 years old.
Guys have lasted in the ring for a decade—sometimes two—longer, but two things will stop Show short of a longer career.
First, he started very early.
Second, his size. Most performers can take 20 to 30 years of bumps and bruises on an average sized body.
Imagine how Big Show's knees feel after 20 years of carrying a 7'0'', 440 pound frame the entire time. Then add the slams, kicks and chair shots and you're looking at a shorter career than most.
Show's time might be coming to an end sooner than fans think.
His Resume and Notoriety Don't Match
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All of the men pictured above have had their fair share of time at the top in both WCW and WWE. Why hasn't the Big Show been awarded the same?
The Big Show is one of the greatest big men of all time. He's known, loved and respected throughout the WWE Universe. He's had a ton of high-profile feuds.
Kids love him.
He's easily one of the most recognizable with unique size and look. When his theme music—"Well. Well, it's the Big Show!"—it has the ability to get fans pumped.
The guy is a legend.
He's endured through the WCW, the purchase and entrance into the WWE, the acquisition of ECW, the end of the Attitude Era and the start of the PG Era.
When Steve Austin and The Rock took the reigns from Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart, the Big Show was there. When Austin and the Rock passed the torch to Edge and John Cena, the Big Show was there.
Now it's the likes of CM Punk, Sheamus and Daniel Bryan. Big Show's still there.
Yet, his resume reads three time top champion of WWE. One of which was for less than two minutes. His other two reigns lasted a combined 72 days—less than three months.
For everything he's done for the WWE, Big Show needs something big to show for it.