Show is born in Aiken, SC despite being billed from Miami Fl during his wrestling career. During his early life he works many odd jobs such as bouncing and bounty hunting. He pursues basketball at Wichita State University.
I look back at my college basketball career and I just want to go back in time, pull myself off to the side and … punch myself in the face. Hahahahaha. It’s a team sport, idiot. Start playing with your teammates.
Show begins wrestling training at The Monster Factory wrestling school under the tutelage of Larry Sharpe. Show is trained only in the basics of professional wrestling’s in-ring style.
Hogan defeats The Giant at Hog Wild to win his second WCW championship.
Wrestlemania 15 is held at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event features Hardcore Holly vs Billy Gunn, Mankind vs Big Show, Kane vs Triple H, The Undertaker vs Big Boss Man and Steve Austin vs The Rock.
WWE SmackDown makes its television debut. The event features Blue Blazer vs Val Venis, Big Show vs Test, Ken Shamrock vs Bradshaw, Mankind vs Big Boss Man and Steve Austin and The Rock vs The Corporate Ministry.
Wrestlemania 2000 is the 16th annual event and the first of the new millennium it is held at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The event features Chris Benoit vs Kurt Angle vs Chris Jericho and Triple H vs The Rock vs Mick Foley vs Big Show.
Undertaker defeats Big Show and A-Train in a handicapped match at Wrestlemania XIX.
Wrestlemania 19 is held at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. The event features Matt Hardy vs Rey Mysterio, The Undertkaker vs Big Show and A-Train, Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho, Triple H vs Booker T and Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle.
Cena defeats Big Show at Wrestlemania XX to capture the United States championship. This is Cena’s first title in WWE.
Wrestlemania 20 is held at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is the 20th anniversary of Wrestlemania. It features John Cena vs Big Show, Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar, Victoria vs Molly Holly, Eddie Guerrero vs Kurt Angle, The Undertaker vs Kane and Chris Benoit vs Triple H vs Shawn Michaels.
Wrestlemania 24 is held at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The event features boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. vs Big Show, JBL vs Finlay, Batista vs Umaga, Shawn Michaels vs Ric Flair in a retirement match and The Undertaker vs Edge.
Wrestlemania 25 is held the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The event is the 25th anniversary of the pay-per-view. The show features Matt Hardy vs Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho vs WWE Legends Team, Rey Mysterio vs JBL, The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels, John Cena vs Edge vs Big Show and Triple H vs Randy Orton. Mickey Rourke appears and punches Chris Jericho.
Show fights Henry to a no contest at WWE Vengeance on pay-per-view to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. The match ends when Henry delivers a superplex on Show and the ring collapses. Both men are helped out by WWE medical staff.
Show defeats Henry in a singles competition chairs match at WWE TLC on pay-per-view. Show picks up the pinfall victory after hitting Henry with a “WMD” punch at five minutes and thirty seconds.
Bryan runs to the ring, after Big Show is knocked out by DDT on a steel chair, to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase title shot. Bryan pins Show to become the new World Heavyweight Champion at WWE TLC on pay-per-view.
Big Show defeats Rhodes in singles competition at Wrestlemania 28 to obtain the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Show picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a WMD punch at five minutes and twenty-five seconds.
Rhodes defeats Show in a singles competition ladder match at Extreme Rules to retain the WWE United States Championship. Rhodes picks up the victory when Big Show puts his foot through a table at ringside after Rhodes dropkicks his other leg.
Big Show defeats Rhodes in singles competition on monday Night RAW via countout when Rhodes flees the ring. Due to the circumstances of the victory, the Intercontinental Championship does not change hands and Rhodes retains.
Punk and Cena fight to a no contest when Big Show enters the ring and attacks Cena causing a disqualification victory. Due to the circumstances of the loss, Punk still retains the championship. The match ends at eleven minutes and fifteen seconds.
Punk retains the WWE Championship at Summerslam by defeating Cena and Big Show in triple threat action. The match ends and is restarted due to Big Show submitting when both men had him on a hold. Punk ultimately picks up the pinfall victory over Show at fourteen minutes and twenty-five seconds.
Big Show talks to WWE.com about WCW’s Halloween Havoc and his memories of the event.
Both WCW and WWE performed in front of huge crowds, and at Halloween Havoc I was thrown right into the fire. For WCW, Havoc was definitely on par with SummerSlam, but even it couldn’t match the energies of WWE’s biggest events like SummerSlam and WrestleMania.
Big Show defeats Sheamus in singles competition at Hell in a Cell to capture the World Heavyweight Championship. Show picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a WMD punch at twenty minutes and fifteen seconds.
Sheamus retains the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series by defeating Big Show. The match ends via disqualification due to Big Show pulling the referee in the way of an attack at fourteen minutes and forty-four seconds.
Big show retains the World Heavyweight Championship at WWE TLC by defeating Shamus in singles action contested under “Chairs Match” rules. Show picks up the pinfall victory after striking Sheamus with a large steel chair at fourteen minutes and twenty seconds.
Del Rio defeats Big Show in singles competition, contested under Last Man Standing rules, to retain the World Heavyweight Championship at Royal Rumble. Del Rio claims victory by duct taping Show’s feet to the bottom rope so he becomes unable to meet the ten count.
Del Rio retains the World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Big Show in singles competition at WWE Elimination Chamber. Del Rio applies the Cross-Arm Breaker for the submission victory at thirteen minutes and five seconds.
Big Show talks to Sports Illustrated about playing college basketball and Wrestlemania in New Jersey.
It’s completely different. New York and New Jersey fans are like no other fans anywhere in the world. It’s funny because New York is known for being competitive. New York likes champions. If you’re not pulling your weight, New York lets you know. Trust me: If you have a crappy match, New York fans will let you know right in the middle of it. They’ll chant boring. They’ll chant you suck. They’ll chantyou messed up. The pressure to do well is always a little bit higher in New York. But like anything, that pressure makes you better. So the only thing that I’m a little concerned about is the weather. Because, you know, I’m not wearing much. I’m wearing Spandex. It’s gonna be a little chilly out there.
Orton defeats Big Show in singles competition contested under “Extreme Rules” stipulations at WWE Extreme Rules. Orton picks up the pinfall victory after punt kicking Show in the head at thirteen minutes.
Big Show talks to Between the Ropes about crying on television and John Cena.
Everybody was real supportive and I did the scene and the director said it was good and what he wanted. Then I went to my trailer and then for about 45 minutes in my trailer I could stop balling. And I called my buddy was like dude was is wrong with me? Did I break something? I’m blowing snot bubbles, crying, hyperventilating. What is wrong with me? He said that’s what actors do. When they create a channel to that emotion, then they can tap into it and use it at any time. The weird thing is I’m a seven foot, 430 pound killer monster giant but to show an emotional side is actually a different dynamic for my character
Orton retains the WWE Championship at Survivor Series in singles competition against Big Show. Orton picks up the pinfall victory, following a distraction by Triple H, at eleven minutes and eight seconds.
Bryan defeats Show and Henry in triple threat action, contested inside of a steel cage to retain the World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Royal Rumble on pay-per-view. Bryan picks up the victory by climbing out of the cage at nine minutes and ten seconds.
Big Show talks to DNAIndia.com about WWE, retirement and his current role in the company.
The business has completely evolved. when I started in 1995, it was like rock and roll. We couldn’t do anything wrong. The arenas were sold out. Our boss took good advantage of that and started building for the future. WWE went from teenage material to young adult to more family oriented which I think is a great move for our company.
Big Show says that, despite his comments about WWE fighters, he still admires McGregor.
I’m a fan of Conor McGregor. I respect the work he’s done in the ring. I get it. He’s a trash talker. He likes to create headlines. I wish him all the best in all he does…This business is about entertaining folks and if people want to see the match, and he finds someone who wants to get in the ring with him, who takes exceptional offense to it, then anything can and will happen.
In an interview with Forbes, Big Show says he cannot see McGregor in wrestling.
Hell No! Who’s Conor McGregor gonna fight? I’ve dated women bigger than him. What does he weight 135, 145? He reminds me of that little dog that runs around yapping all the time with a cigar in his mouth. He’s a little dog that barks. He’s an amazing athlete in his weight class, but he starts talking trash to me, Big E Langston, Braun Strowman would floss his teeth with Conor McGregor. I love Conor, I love how he runs his yap, but that’s like me saying I’m going to dunk on Shaq. That’s completely insane. I’ve got a two-inch vertical, you know that.
Big Show, who fought Mayweather at Wrestlemania 24 in 2008, says McGregor is facing a tough competitor in Mayweather.
He’s one of the greatest fighters in his weight class of all time. To share the stage with him at WrestleMania was one of the most incredible moments of my career.