Paul Donald Wight II is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is officially signed to WWE, where he works under the ring name of Big Show on the Raw brand.
Career of Big Show
In 1994, Wight started his career. He signed with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1995, where he was known by the ring name The Giant, first introduced as “the son of André the Giant” due to his very large body. He signed a World Wrestling Federation (WWF) contract in 1999.
Big Show is a seven-time world champion in WWF / WWE and WCW, having won twice the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, twice the WWF / WWE Championship, twice the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and once the ECW World Heavyweight Championship (he is the only man to win all four of those particular titles). Wight has also enjoyed success in the category of the tag team, having been an 11-time world title.
Big Show is the 24th Triple Crown and 12th Grand Slam winner in WWE history, having previously won the Intercontinental, United States, and Hardcore titles, he has won the 60-man battle royal at World War 3 and the 30-man André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestle Mania 31. Since 1995, Wight has advertised numerous pay-per-view events for WCW and WWF / WWE, including Wrestle Mania, the 2000 version of WWE’s premier annual event.
Big show was born on February 8, 1972, in Aiken, South Carolina. Wight wont to have acromegaly, a disease of the system. By the age of twelve, Wight was 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall, weighed 220 lb (100 kg), and had chest hair. In 1991, as a member of the Wichita State University basketball team at age nineteen, Wight was listed at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m). He underwent successful surgery in the early 1990s on his pituitary gland, which halted the progress of this condition. His shoe size is 22 5E, his ring size is 22, and his chest is 64 inches (1,600 mm) in circumference. In 2005, Wight leased a bus and hired a busman due to the sensible problems his size presents to aviation and hire car.
At Wyman King Academy in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, Wight played basketball and American football in high school. He was the basketball team’s star center and the football team’s tight end. During his freshman year, he left football because of a disagreement with the coach. By joining the cheerleading squad as a junior, he decided to support the band, partially out of malice.
A “mom who was deaf in her right ear and chain-smoked” was driving the van (a Ford Econoline).
Wight played basketball while at Wichita State University. Wight attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, playing with the basketball team before joining Wichita State University. His averages of 14 points and 6.5 rebounds at Northern Oklahoma won him all-league honors and helped the team win the Oklahoma Bi-State League Western Division. Wight also attended the Edwardsville University of Southern Illinois from 1992 to 1993, was a member of the Division II Cougars basketball team of the National College Athletic Association (NCAA), and is a member of the Xi Beta basketball team. During his one year at SIUE, Wight scored a total of thirty-nine points for the Cougars in limited action.
Big Show Net worth
The Big Show has a net worth that reportedly stands at an impressive $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Outside the arena, he has had an elaborate Hollywood career and his present importance can be attributed to his good career as an actress. Over the years, Big Show has also made several appearances on TV programs, thereby adding to this importance.
For much of his WWE career, The Big Show may have succeeded as a guy, but over the years it has only managed to store more cash. According to Retail Dive, he reportedly receives a base annual salary of $850,000. This does not, though, include the PPV and sales of merchandise that the performer makes every year.