WWE: Why Big Show's Return Was a Waste

Michael PrunkaCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  WWE Superstar Big Show is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Tensai and Brodus Clay faced off on the Sept. 24 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw. What was developing into an enjoyable television match was interrupted by the disappointing return of the Big Show.

After a brief hiatus from TV, Big Show walked down the ramp and laid out both Clay and Tensai with a WMD punch.

Big Show made a decent impact in his return, but the WWE wasted the potential Big Show vs. Clay feud they had been building toward.

When Big Show was being built up as John Laurinaitis' No. 1 heel, he was an unstoppable force. Brodus Clay was one of the few wrestlers that stood up to Big Show and tried to stop his destruction of the various WWE wrestlers. By having Big Show nonchalantly knock out Clay in his return, they've squandered any possibility of a future feud between the two.

Clay and Big Show had good chemistry and a compelling story behind them. Other than that, the most disappointing thing about this was the fact that a feud with Big Show would have done wonders for Clay.

Without a well-developed and compelling feud, Clay hasn't had the chance to show what he can really do. He hasn't had a chance to develop much of a character. At this rate, he may never get the chance. Big Show ruined any chance of them having a compelling feud with a single punch.

Big Show could have knocked anyone else on the WWE roster out. There's a plethora of talent that the WWE seems to care much less about. Instead, the WWE wasted a confrontation worthy of a pay-per-view undercard match.

Yes, Clay vs. Big Show could still take place. If it does, it would take some work to build Clay back up to Big Show's level—work that I doubt the WWE is willing to put forth. If they still go back to their feud, it will likely be nothing more than a throwaway feud.

 

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