Biography / Wiki
Big show was born with the real name ‘Jr. Paul Donald Wight’ but gained popularity with his ring name ‘Big Show’. He is an American actor and former professional wrestler. He is not famous only for his wrestling skills also for his giant personality.
He was born on 8th February 1972 in Aiken, South Carolina, United States. As a wrestler, he made his debut in 1995 and as an actor, he made his debut in 1996.
Height / Weight / Age
|Date Of Birth||8 February 1972|
|Height||In Centimeters – 213 cm
In Feet and Inches – 7”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 181 kg
In Pounds – 400 lbs
|Eye Color||Hazel green|
|Shoe Size||22 E|
As of 2019, Big Show has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Education / Family
Not much information is given about his family. His father’s name was Paul Wight Sr. he attended Wyman King Academy, Batesburg – Leesville, South Carolina. During his school days, he was an excellent player in basketball. Before entering the wrestling world, he did many odd jobs for survival.
|Real Name||Jr. Paul Donald Wight|
|Nickname||The World’s Largest Athlete, The giant|
|Birth Place||Aiken, South Carolina, United States|
|Profession||Professional wrestler, Actor|
|School||Wyman King Academy, Batesburg – Leesville, South Carolina|
|College||Northern Oklahoma Junior College, Tonkawa
Wichita State University, Kansas
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
|Home Town||Aiken, South Carolina, United States|
|Debut||WWE: 9th February 1999 as ‘Big Nasty’|
|Fathers Name||Paul Wight Sr.|
|Mothers Name||Not known|
Career / Fashion And Style
He started taking wrestling training from Larry Sharpe’s Monster Factory. Big Show made his in-ring debut on December 3, 1994, for World Wrestling Association in New Jersey. In 1995, he signed a contract with WCW.
He had his first match for the promotion at the 1995 Halloween Havoc against WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hogan. He joined WWF on February 9, 1999, and signed a ten-year contract and adopted the ring name ‘Big Show’.
He feuded with The Rock, Kane, The Undertaker, and McMohan and was in alliance with The Undertaker. In 1999, he won his first WWF Championship. In 2003, he won the United States Championship from Eddie Guerrero. In 2005, he formed a tag team with Kane and won the World Tag Team Championship.
In 2006, his contract with WWE expired. He made his film debut in 1996 with the film ‘Reggie’s Prayer’. He appeared on several TV shows like ‘Shasta McNasty’, ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’, and ‘Psych’.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
In 1997 he married Melissa Piavis and has a daughter named Cierra. He got divorced in 2002. In the same year, he got married Bess Katranados. He got two more daughters from 2nd wife.
|Wife||Melissa Piavis (1997-2002)
Bess Katramados (2003-present)
|Children||Daughter – Cierra Wight and 2 more|
Here we are providing you the list of his favourite things.
|Favourite Wrestlers||Ann Anderson|
Some Interesting Facts About Big Show
- In his younger days, he was an avid Basketball player. After graduation, he did many odd jobs like bouncing, bounty hunting, and answering phone calls for a Karakore company.
- He met a radio jockey Danny Bonaduce who was good friends with former wrestler Hulk Hogan. He got impressed by Show’s personality and asked him to meet the vice president of WCW- Eric Bischoff.
- Big show has a slight resemblance to Andre the Giant, hence WCW decided to portray him as Andre’s son.
- Both Andre the Giant and Big show suffered from a disease of the endocrine system which causes abnormal growth of the hands, feet, and face, caused by overproduction of growth hormone.
- His body size opened up many interesting storyline angles for WWE. His opponents were unable to tackle him; they brought a razor and shaved his head. This left a mark on his entire career and he remained bald for the rest of his career.
- He appeared in at least 30 television shows including Star Trek: Enterprise, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, etc.
- He is a member of the TKE international fraternity.
- In 1990, he underwent surgery to prevent the enlargement of his pituitary gland.
- He is trained by Larry Sharpe.
- He is one of the 9 wrestlers to win both WWF/WWE and the WCW world heavyweight titles.
- His finishing moves are Chokeslam and Knock-out Punch.
- He was arrested by the Memphis Police Department in December 1998 for allegedly exposing himself to a female motel employee.