WWE continues to give Big Show one of the biggest pushes of his long career, as the seven-foot monster retained the World Heavyweight Championship against Sheamus at Survivor Series.
Granted, Big Show lost the match due to disqualification after using the referee to shield himself from the Brogue Kick. Even worse for Show, Sheamus obliterated him after the match with a steel chair. Still, Big Show retained the title and that's all that matters as his reign of chaos will continue.
Show's title win at Hell In a Cell last month was one of the most genuinely surprising moments of the year in WWE. He has been a fixture in the company for 13 years, but in the last few years, he has been more of a transitional performer to get a top guy from one feud to the next.
Meanwhile, Sheamus was becoming the top star on SmackDown, thanks to a long title run that started with a controversial win over Daniel Bryan back at WrestleMania. He had gone six months without any real challenge.
It also helped Sheamus that he was close to the right people in the back. You can see the parallels between Sheamus now and Triple H in 2002-03, when he would either beat everyone clean or always be standing tall at the end of his match.
Given the very different paths these two were on, not to mention that Show had just taken time off, Big Show becoming champion felt very much like a one-month move to try and bump ratings for SmackDown by piquing fan interest.
Yet here we are, a pay-per-view after his win, and Show is still champion. While it would be a shock to see Big Show retain the World Title at TLC in December in a likely rematch with Sheamus, you have to give WWE credit for sticking with him longer than one month.
Even at 40 years old, Big Show is still finding new ways to remain relevant in WWE. Good for him, because he truly is one of the most entertaining personalities the company has when he has an angle that interests him.
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