Big Show, the world’s largest athlete, is now known as the world’s biggest crybaby. Why, you may ask? How did this happen?
The Big Show is arguably the greatest athletic giant in the wrestling industry. His recent body of work, with matches against Sheamus and Mark Henry in the past two years, stands alone for his in-ring success. Add the fact that he’s the only man to hold the WWE, WCW and ECW titles in his illustrious career.
However, the Big Show’s most recent storyline will also become one of his worst character moments.
Show started the post-SummerSlam era failing to help Daniel Bryan, who was getting beat down by Randy Orton and The Shield. That doesn’t make sense considering he has an “iron-clad” contract. It turned out to not be as “iron-clad” as we thought. Chief operating officer Triple H revealed Show’s money issues and how Show’s contract is only iron-clad when Show follows Triple H’s orders.
Since then, Show has been forced to knock out Bryan, The Miz and even Dusty Rhodes. Show erupted with outbursts away from Triple H. They always ended with Show openly sobbing both in front of the crowd and backstage.
Sobbing? This is the same man who ruthlessly battled some of the biggest names in wrestling, such as The Rock and Triple H. Now, he’s crying.
It was only recently that Show struck back, delivering the KO punch to Triple H on the October 7 edition of Raw.
First, let’s add how Show got this contract in the first place by openly weeping to Raw general manager John Laurinaitis and then firing him on TV last year. Show returned at Over The Limit, helping Laurinaitis pin John Cena and earning his contract. In other words, we’ve seen Show go through this before.
The same can be said for Shawn Michaels, who briefly went through the “financial trouble” storyline in December 2008. He worked for John Bradshaw Layfield for two months until February 2009, where he defeated JBL at No Way Out.
Big Show doesn’t need to be in this spot, with all due respect. He’s earned the right to avoid storylines like this.
Someone new could have been put in this spot, like Dolph Ziggler. It would’ve revealed a new side to Ziggler’s character and maybe brought more momentum toward him. In fact, any fresh-faced wrestler can use the rub for Triple H’s feud with Bryan.
See the key phrase? The term “fresh face” should be enforced heavily.
Show’s involvement takes the spotlight from Bryan, the wrestler they’ve been trying to build as their new top face for the past two months. Bryan’s work ethic and Triple H’s promos entice WWE fans. But that isn’t enough for the WWE, apparently.
The WWE’s creative team should have let Triple H and Daniel Bryan settle their feud alone. No secondary stories are needed when Bryan, who is a hot commodity, takes on the boss in Triple H. Other wrestlers can be included, but they don’t take the story away from Bryan’s battle.
Big Show does. It’s not his fault; it’s just his established face getting pushed more instead of Bryan. Big Show needs to get out as fast as he can and focus on himself and his career. Until then, get used to Show taking the limelight from Bryan as the top babyface.