WrestleMania 33 will probably be the last ride for The Big Show in the WWE. He’s going to take on Shaq in what’s sure to be…I don’t know what the hell it will be but he’ll and probably call it a career shortly after.
The guy has had a hell of a career. Multiple time world champion and the only man to win the world title in his very first match. He’s performed at a high level for 20 years, a long time for a man his size. He’s done pretty much everything and see just about all a wrestler can see — even The Undertaker’s ballsack.
Big Show did an interview with SPORTSBible (no relation) and discussed his career, specifically his time under the wing of The Undertaker. Show had nothing but good things to say about the WWE legend but did admit Taker could be tough on him at times.
“Undertaker is one of the greatest and smartest guys in the history of the business. He understands his character so well and he’s an expert in psychology. I was lucky enough to come in at a time and have him as my mentor when there wasn’t a lot of mentors around. It was extremely competitive and no one gave a crap if you succeeded or not. As long as you could put asses in seats, that’s all anyone cared about.
“I had a lot of potential but I was green as grass. Hogan always took care of me in WCW. Flair told me what to do and so did Randy[Savage] and Arn[Anderson]. I just got in the ring and did what I was told. When I got to the WWE I had to do my own thing because no one was thinking for me.
“During that time period, ‘Taker took me under his wing and man, it was old school. He would chew my ass out every night for something. I remember every night driving in my car thinking, ‘Well I’m a fat piece of trash’.”
Show took all of that advice and tough love to heart and did excel in the WWE environment. He even feuded with The Undertaker after holding the WWE World Tag Team Championships with “The Phenom.”
“We had a great match many years later, one of my favourite matches I’ve ever had. I sent him a text a bit later and said ‘hey man, thanks for such a great match, I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, you’re the man’.
“He sends me a text back and it’s a picture of his balls and he’s flipping me the bird! I didn’t know how to reply to that!
“I didn’t see him for about a month afterwards and when I did he just went red and started laughing. I said ‘Yeah thanks for that’ and he asked ‘Well, did you get the message?’. Yeah, loud and clear!”
Proof that a sense of humor never dies, even if you’re pretending to be dead.