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7. The Big Show
When he was first seen on national television, Paul Wight was billed as The Giant, or specifically the son of Andre the Giant.  The seven-foot plus wrestler's first high profile match was against Hulk Hogan in WCW, ad he would later become their World Champion in little time.  Staying at or near the top of the card for the bulk of his WCW run, Wight would join the WWE and had a scattered career in the world’s biggest wrestling promotion.

Perhaps the overall run of the now named Big Show in the WWE could easily be labeled as inconsistent, and considering the amount of face/heel switches he made that is likely true.  He also appeared up and down the card and it was not uncommon for him to main event one pay per view and curtain jerk the next.

Still this is a man who has been in the WWE for over twenty years, main evented Wrestlemania, and won every title worth having.  Nearing the end of his career, The Big Show is actually in the best shape of his life and hopefully will go out with a bang, which is likely coming very soon.

Should The Big Show be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 91.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.5%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 1.9%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Paul Wight (Real Name)
    The Giant
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Tampa, Florida)
  • Key Championships Held: WCW World Heavyweight (2)
    WCW World Tag Team (3) 1w/Sting, 1w/Scott Hall & 1w/Lex Luger
    WWF/E World Tag Team (5) 2w/The Undertaker, 1w/ Kane, 1w/Chris Jericho & 1w/The Miz
    WWF/E World Heavyweight (2)
    WWF Hardcore (3)
    WWE United States
    ECW World Heavyweight
    WWE Tag Team (3) 1w/ Kane, 1w/Chris Jericho & 1w/The Miz
    WWE Championship (2)
    WWE Intercontinental
    World War 3 Battle Royal Winner (1996)
    Andre the Giant Battle Royal Winner (2015)
  • Why they will get in: His tenure and overall success should make him a lock.
  • Why they won't get in: There really isn’t a great reason. The question is whether they view him as the headliner.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments:
    1. Defeated Hulk Hogan to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship (10/29/95)
    2. Won the World War 3 Battle Royal (11/24/96)
    3. Defeated The Rock and Triple H to win the WWF World Heavyweight Title (11/14/99)
    4. Defeated Brock Lesnar for the Smackdown version of the Heavyweight Titleat the Survivor Series (11/17/02)
    5. Beat Rob Van Dam for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 22 (7/4/06)

Should The Big Show be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 91.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.5%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 1.9%

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+2 #1 Adam Domo 2017-09-18 22:00
I'd put him in 2019. This HAS to be the last year for him in the ring... he deserves a retirement match, a proper send off, capped off with an immediate hof induction
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