Big Show is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. He is also an actor, having appeared in feature films and television shows. Big Show is the stage name of Paul Wight, who was born on February 8, 1972, in Aiken, South Carolina. He is 6 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 450 pounds.
Big Show began his professional wrestling career in 1995, debuting with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He quickly gained notoriety due to his size, which was a rarity in professional wrestling at the time. Big Show became one of the top stars in WCW, winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and the WCW Tag Team Championship.
In 1999, Big Show signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). He made his WWF debut at the 1999 Survivor Series, where he was a member of Team WWF in a five-on-five elimination match. Big Show quickly became a top star in the WWF, winning the WWF Championship and the WWF Tag Team Championship.
In 2001, Big Show joined the ECW brand, where he won the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. He returned to the WWE in 2002, and has been with the company ever since.
Big Show has held a total of 15 championships in his career, including the WWE Championship, the World Heavyweight Championship, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. He is a four-time WWE Tag Team Champion, and a two-time WCW Tag Team Champion.
Big Show has headlined numerous pay-per-view events for WWE, including WrestleMania, WWE’s flagship event. He is also a one-time Slammy Award winner, and a two-time WWE Hall of Famer.
Big Show’s first film role was in the 2001 film “Ready to Rumble”, where he played the role of George “The Giant” Gargan. He has since appeared in films such as “Jingle All the Way 2” (2012), “The Waterboy” (1998), “MacGruber” (2010), and “The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!” (2015).
Big Show has also appeared on television shows such as “Royal Pains” (2009), “Burn Notice” (2007), “Psych” (2006), and “Saturday Night Live” (2000).
As of 2020, Big Show’s net worth is $20 million. He has earned his wealth through his successful career in professional wrestling, as well as his work in films and television.