We had previously reported that Big Show has been penciled in for a match against Shaquille O’Neal at next year’s WrestleMania. In a recent interview during his multiple promotional interviews for the WWE during his time with Japan, the giant said that he feels that he is going to retire after WrestleMania 33.
WWE fans have always been vocal about him wanting to retire by their chants of ‘Please retire’ owing to the improper booking of the giant, along with his unwanted face and heel turns, sometimes on a weekly basis. His colleague from the attitude era, Kane however has not been at the receiving end although his character is being portrayed equally bad on television. At 44 years old, Big Show finally feels that it is the right time for him to hang up his boots during an appearance on the 790 ticket in Miami.
He said that he was making all efforts to make sure that this would be one of his best matches. He recently lost of a lot of weight to improve his agility in the ring. He said that he feels better at 44 than he did ten years ago and that he wanted to be in the best shape possible so that he can go out with a bang in his last year.
Big Show has been instrumental in elevating the careers of superstars. He helped put over Brock Lesnar massively after their stretcher match at Survivor Series in 2002, followed by him elevating JBL, John Cena, Edge, Randy Orton, and most recently, Roman Reigns. Reigns was involved in numerous feuds with the giant before he was pushed to main event status.
Big Show has almost won every title and honor that there is to win in the WWE. He is a former seven time world champion across his time with WCW, WWE and ECW, a former grand slam champion and a Triple Crown champion. Although he did not win as many titles as his peers from the attitude era, he did a decent job for his size.
We wish you the very best, Big Show.