In the aforementioned Bleacher Report article, Brian Mazique explains how it would be an iconic WWE move to throw a curveball and have The Big Show come out of the three-man fight the victor. While a John Cena victory would be a challenge to CM Punk’s title, a victory for Paul Donald Wight, Jr.—The Big Show—would be an improbable twist of fate to the career of a WWE legend.
Wight, 40, is a favorite in the wrestling community. The 7-foot-0, 441-pound wrestler has been active with the WWE since 1999 and the WCW since 1995.
If Big Show were to somehow win the WWE title, it would be his third title since joining the organization. He secured the WCW Heavyweight Championship (twice), the ECW Heavyweight Championship, and the World Tag Team Championship (five times).
But when his contract expired on his 35th birthday in 2007, The Big Show had retired from wrestling.
"I'm a raw-boned bastard that breaks things and moves the immovable objects. When I'm injured, I can't do those things," The Big Show said. "I'm much more valuable healthy both mentally and physically, and this hiatus will help me to get there."
At the time, he was the only individual to have held every world title (WWE, ECW, World Heavyweight) to that date.
Yet, few talk about him as being the figure headed, compelling wrestler his resume claims. When he came out of retirement and returned to SmackDown in 2008, he was nearly 100 pounds slimmer. Shortly after losing to Floyd Mayweather, Jr., he went on to defeat CM Punk at One Night Stand in a group cage match.
That same year, however, he lost to Cena in a Triple Threat title match.
Perhaps this year could serve as a redemption shot at the title for The Big Show, and that’s a twist ending that would certainly shock the world.
I remember watching The Big Show with my dad when I was a kid and being fascinated by the physical specimen that was this wrestler. The constant reminder of Crank That Up, his theme song, still rings through my ears from time to time as I wonder what happened to this very large individual.
“Wellllllll, it's the big show,” spectators will hear as Wight walks into the arena.
Let's hope for Paul Wight, it’ll be a big show after the Triple Threat match this weekend.