Big Show Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Big Show

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
Age 51 Years
Height In Centimeters – 213 cm

In Feet and Inches – 7”

Weight In Kilograms – 181 kg

In Pounds – 400 lbs

Body Measurements 60-40-26
Eye Color Hazel green
Hair Color Bald
Shoe Size 22 E

Net Worth

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.


Big Show

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
Zodiac sign Aquarius
School Wyman King Academy, Batesburg – Leesville, South Carolina
College Northern Oklahoma Junior College, Tonkawa

Wichita State University, Kansas

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Debut WWE: 9th February 1999 as ‘Big Nasty’
Fathers Name Paul Wight Sr.
Mothers Name Not known
Brothers Not known
Sister 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.

Girlfriends Not known
Marital Status Married
Wife Melissa Piavis (1997-2002)


Big Show with Melissa Piavis
Big Show with Melissa Piavis

Bess Katramados (2003-present)

Big Show with Bess Katramados
Big Show with Bess Katramados

Children Daughter – Cierra Wight and 2 more

Favourite Things

Here we are providing you the list of his favourite things.

Favourite Wrestlers Ann Anderson

Big Show

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.
Big Show in Basketball
Big Show in Basketball
  • 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.
Big Show finishing move Knock-out Punch
Big Show finishing move Knock-out Punch
Big Show finishing move Chokeslam
Big Show finishing move Chokeslam
  • He was arrested by the Memphis Police Department in December 1998 for allegedly exposing himself to a female motel employee.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @paulwight
  2. Twitter@PaulWight
  3. Facebook – Not Known
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