The Big Show has carried the World Heavyweight Championship since this past October’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event where he defeated Sheamus.
On a quest for a major championship for some time, The Big Show finally came back out on top with his win over Sheamus. Although The Big Show won the battle, many considered Sheamus’ performance in the match commendable because he managed to kick out of Show’s pin after a signature Knockout Punch.
The feud between The Big Show and Sheamus would continue with Sheamus chasing after the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series 2012 pay-per-view. Soon enough this feud became personal when The Big Show attacked Sheamus and his friend William Regal in a pub while the WWE was on tour in the United Kingdom. Vowing revenge for his friend and the World Heavyweight Championship, Sheamus defeated The Big Show by disqualification at Survivor Series 2012.
With The Big Show pulling a referee in front of him to take Sheamus’ Brogue Kick and subsequently hitting Sheamus with the Knockout Punch, it appeared that The Big Show would win the Survivor Series 2012 encounter. Unfortunately for The Big Show, the decision was reversed and Sheamus carried the disqualification win. Not satisfied, Sheamus grabbed a steel chair and hit The Big Show numerous times with it. This would lead to another match between Sheamus and The Big Show at the TLC 2012 pay-per-view event in December.
Once again at TLC 2012, The Big Show was able to outwit Sheamus in their Chairs Match at the event. Once again, Sheamus kicked out of The Big Show’s Knockout Punch, but The Big Show took out his “giant sized” steel chair from under the ring and nailed Sheamus with it for the win.
Starting out as a feud for the World Heavyweight Championship, The Big Show vs. Sheamus has taken a personal and psychological turn with The Big Show seemingly always one step ahead of Sheamus when the championship is on the line.
On the December 24, 2012 edition of Raw, Sheamus was able to get a non-title match against The Big Show in a Lumberjack Frost Match. Finally, Sheamus was able to come out on top in the match and establish himself once again as the No. 1 contender to The Big Show’s Heavyweight Championship.
The feud between The Big Show and Sheamus has been one of the longest running feuds in WWE. Sheamus has been able to stay strong even in losses to The Big Show because of his ability to take all of The Big Show’s punishment and continue fighting. It looks as if Sheamus might get another title shot against The Big Show following his win in the Lumberjack Frost Match, but a title shot may not come again for Sheamus as a staredown with Randy Orton at the conclusion of this week’s Smackdown may lead to a feud between them.