It wasn't too long ago that Big Show was being promoted as an absolute monster, even earning a right to fight for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. However, since that big night, The Big Show has completely disappeared from television.
From what I've heard, he hasn't been injured, and it almost seems like he has been forgotten about. While retirement hasn't been announced, it is definitely a possibility at this point.
Let me first say that I respect the Big Show and appreciate everything he has done for the company. However, his last run was a bit overboard if you ask me. Not to mention it really didn't make any sense.
He took out the entire tag division, knocked out Cena week after week, but still couldn't win a big match. At his age, Big Show should be putting others over. Instead, he was flat out destroying them. I understand that they were trying to put him over as a credible monster heel, but did they really have to have him massacre the entire mid-card?
Not to mention, it was all for nothing, as once he actually wrestled a match, he just couldn't find a way to win. And I don't think many expected him to.
Now I get it if WWE and Big Show collectively understand that his career is coming to a close, but just tossing him off the show is the wrong thing to do. Have him lose a match, or even just cut a promo. Anything short of a disappearing act is the way to go.
However, retirement may not be it. Maybe he just wants some time off, as a man of his stature could use a break once in a while. Maybe he does have an injury, but it just hasn't been announced to the public.
No matter whichever way you cut it, just leaving television doesn't make any sense.
Is he being punished for something backstage?
We have all been witnesses to the cruelness behind backstage politics, but a veteran like Big Show usually doesn't deal in things like that.
As of right now, nobody knows where Big Show is. But sooner or later, WWE will have no choice but to address this issue.