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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 8 February 1972Aiken, South Carolina, USA
Birth NamePaul Donald Wight Jr.
Nicknames Big Nasty Bastard
The Giant
Big Show
Showkishi
The Showster
The Big Showbowski
The World's Largest Athlete
Height 7' (2.13 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Paul also played college basketball at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 1992 to 1993, and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Cougars basketball team. Paul is a member of the Xi Beta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He scored a total of thirty-nine points for the Cougars in limited action during the 1992-93 season.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sean Derrick SIUE graduate 1994

Spouse (2)

Bess Katramados (11 February 2002 - present) (2 children)
Melissa Ann Piavis (14 February 1997 - 2002) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (12)

Finishing move: Final Cut (Inverted headlock spinning elbow drop)
Trademark move: Big Boot
Double Team Finishing Move (with Kane): Double Chokeslam
Trademark move: Open-Handed Slap
Trademark move: Sidewalk Slam
Trademark move: Alley-Oop (Reverse Powerbomb)
Finishing move: Showstopper (Inverted Leg Drop Bulldog)
Finishing move: Chokeslam
Finishing move: WMD - Weapon of Mass Destruction (Right-handed knockout hook)
Trademark Move: Bearhug
Trademark Move: Headbutt
Trademark (or sometimes finishing) Move: Colossal Clutch (Camel clutch)

Trivia (45)

Like André the Giant, suffered from acromegaly (giantism) until he underwent an operation in the early 90s to remove the tumor that caused it. A side effect, though, was that his metabolism slowed down considerably causing him to gain a hundred pounds in a year.
Played basketball for one season with Wichita State University.
WCW originally promoted him as being the 'long lost son' of André the Giant.
Captured the WCW world title at the end of April 1996 from Ric Flair. After losing it to Hollywood Hogan in August, became a member of the feared New World Order. He was kicked out at the end of December for asking Hogan to give him a Title shot.
Is the youngest person to ever win a world title in either WCW or WWE, when he won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at age 23, defeating his real life friend Hulk Hogan for the Title during his Rookie year in 1995.
One of 9 wrestlers to win both the WWF/WWE and the WCW world heavyweight titles.
Is a member of TKE international fraternity.
According to himself he's 7' 1" tall and weighs 450 lbs (as of early 2001). As of late 2006, his weight has swelled to over 500 lbs.
Was 6' 2" and 200 lbs at 12, and 6' 8" and 240 lbs at 14.
Shares birthdays with professional wrestler Jim Neidhart and wrestling managers "Sensational" Sherri Martel and "Classie" Freddie Blassie.
Shoe size 18, width 6EEE
Paul Wight played college basketball at Wichita State University.
Trained by Larry Sharpe.
Notable title wins include: WCW World Heavyweight title (2); WCW World Tag Team titles (3); WWF/E title (2); WWE Tag Team titles (3); WWF Hardcore title (3); WWE World Heavyweight title; WWE United States title; WWF/E World Tag Team titles (5); ECW World Heavyweight title; WWE Intercontinental title.
Has a poor WrestleMania win-loss record of 4-8. His first win came at WrestleMania 22 in 2006, when he and Kane retained their World Tag Titles against Chris Masters and Carlito.
In his early days with the WWF, was known as 'Big Nasty' Paul Wight. His nickname was soon after changed to 'Big Show'.
In 2000, part of his gimmick was to impersonate other wrestlers. Among his most memorable personas were: The Showster, Showkishi, Shonan The Barbarian, & The Big Showbowski.
Three-time member of the nWo.
Arrived in World Championship Wrestling as The Giant and quickly joined The Dungeon of Doom with Jimmy Hart.
Previous managers: Jim Strauser, The Taskmaster, Jimmy Hart, Shane McMahon, Paul Heyman, Joy Giovanni.
The only person to win the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Heavyweight Championship and the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) World Heavyweight Championship. In the case of the ECW Championship, it was while it was a brand of the WWE.
1996 WCW World War 3 Winner.
Three-time WCW World Tag Team Champion with Lex Luger, Sting and Scott Hall.
Has won both pairs of the WWE Tag Team Championships a total 8 times. His partners include The Undertaker (2), Kane (2), Chris Jericho (2) and The Miz (2).
Has a daughter named Cierra with first wife Melissa.
12th WWE Grand Slam Champion and 24th Triple Crown Champion.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated awarded him Wrestler of the Year and Rookie of the Year in 1996.
Is set to take on Kurt Angle, Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak at WWE armageddon 2004 in a handicap match! [December 2004]
Shocked fans at WWE vs. ECW Head to Head by turning on Raw and joining the upcoming ECW brand. [June 2006]
Set to fight Akebono of Japan in Wrestlemania 21. [March 2005]
Has been resigned to Smackdown by new General Manager Theodore Long [August 2004]
Has been drafted to "Raw" from "Smackdown" in this year's Draft Lottery. [June 2005]
Along with partner Kane, defeated Trevor Murdoch and Lance Cade for the World Tag Team Titles. [November 2005]
Set to face Kurt Angle and WWE Champion John Bradshaw Layfield this Sunday at the Royal Rumble. [January 2005]
Will face Kurt Angle at No Mercy in October. [September 2004]
Won the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) World Heavyweight Championship from Rob Van Dam, with the help of Paul Heyman, making Big Show the first and only person to hold each Heavyweight title from all three wrestling companies (WWE, WCW and ECW). [July 2006]
Made his return to WWE after losing over 100 pounds. [February 2008]
Retired from ECW after the December to dismember PPV. [December 2006]
Current WWE United States Champion [February 2004]
Lost the WWE United States Championship to John Cena at Wrestlemania XX. Has now left Smackdown and the WWE after chokeslamming (then) General Manager Kurt Angle off a 25foot ledge. [March 2004]
With tag team partner, Kane, will face Carlito and Chris Masters to defend the World Tag Team Championships at Wrestlemania 22 in Chicago on April 2. [March 2006]
The Big Show is just fresh off his feud with former WWE Smackdown champion Brock Lesnar and looks to be on a path to nowhere. [August 2003]
Pinned Gene Snitsky at Unforgiven. [September 2005]
Along with partner Kane, he will take part in the Road to Wrestlemania tournament to decide the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship. [February 2006]
Will face Hulk Hogan at the Fed Ex Forum on 4/27 in what Hogan is calling "the match that should have happened at Wrestlemania." [April 2007]

Personal Quotes (1)

I am the biggest, nastiest bastard to ever set foot in the WWF, and I am damn proud of it.

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