Big Show (WWE) Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Biography & More

Big Show profile

Real NameJr. Paul Donald Wight
NicknameThe Giant, The World's Largest Athlete
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler, Actor
Physical Stats & More
Billed Heightin centimeters- 213 cm
in meters- 2.13 m
in Feet Inches- 7’
Billed Weightin Kilograms- 181 kg
in Pounds- 400 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 60 Inches
- Waist: 40 Inches
- Biceps: 26 Inches
Eye ColourHazel Grey
Hair ColourN/A (Bald)
DebutWWE/WWF: 9 February 1999 (as 'Big Nasty' Paul Wight)
Titles Won/Achievements• 2-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion
• 3-time WCW World Tag Team Champion
• 4-time WWF/WWE Champion
• 1-time United States Champion
• 1-time Intercontinental Champion
• 8-time WWE/World Tag Team Champion
• 5-time Slammy Award winner
Slam/Finishing moveChokeslam
Big Show Chokeslam Finisher
Knock-out (KO) Punch
Big Show Knockout Punch finisher
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 February 1972
Age (as in 2016)45 Years
Birth PlaceAiken, South Carolina, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownAiken, South Carolina, United States
SchoolWyman King Academy, Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina
CollegeNorthern Oklahoma Junior College, Tonkawa
Wichita State University, Kansas
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Educational QualificationNot Known
FamilyFather- Paul Wight Sr.
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesNot Known
Controversies• In December 1998, Big Show was arrested by the Memphis Police Department for allegedly exposing himself to a female motel employee. The case was, however, later dropped because of insufficient evidence.
Big Show arrested by Memphis police
• The same year, Big Show reportedly hit a man with his trademark 'knockout punch' at a Marriott hotel in Uniondale, New York. This time again, Show was found to be 'not guilty.'
• During one of the Monday Night Raw episodes, Big Show, as part of the storyline, tore away a Russian Flag. After Russian media backlash, both WWE and Big Show had to issue an apology.
Favourite Things
Favourite WrestlerArn Anderson
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeMelissa Piavis (m.1997-2002)
Big Show first wife Melissa
Bess Katramados (m.2003-present)
Big Show with his present wife Bess Katramados
ChildrenDaughters- Cierra Wight and 2 more
Son- N/A
Money Factor
Net Worth$20 Million

Big Show WWE wrestler

Some Lesser Known Facts About Big Show

  • Does Big Show smoke: Not Known
  • Does Big Show drink alcohol: Yes
  • Big Show was an avid Basketball player in his younger days. After graduating from school, Show tried his hands on a number of jobs like bouncing, bounty hunting, and answering phone calls for a Karaoke company.Big Show Basketball
  • Eventually, he met a morning radio show jockey named Danny Bonaduce, who was good friends with former wrestler Hulk Hogan. The latter, impressed by Show’s personality, recommended him immediately to the then vice president of WCW- Eric Bischoff.
  • Because of Big Show’s slight resemblance to André the Giant, the WCW decided to portray him as André’s son. However, the gimmick was soon dropped and Big Show wrestled under the ring name ‘The Giant.’
  • Notably, both André the Giant and Big Show used to have acromegaly, a disease of the endocrine system which causes abnormal growth of the hands, feet, and face, caused by overproduction of growth hormone.
  • Show’s body size opened up a lot of interesting storyline angles for the WWE. In a rather bizarre one, the WWE once aired a segment featuring Show in a Tag Team match. His opponents, unable to tackle him physically, used a tranquilizer instead and sent the giant unconscious. The opponents then brought a razor and shaved his head. This shave perhaps left a mark on his entire career as Show remained bald for the rest of his career.

  • Aside from wrestling, Show has acted in a number of American sitcoms; he has appeared in as many as 30 television shows, including, Star Trek: Enterprise, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, etc.
  • He has fought the legendary boxer, Floyd Mayweather, twice inside the squared ring of the WWE. Unfortunately, show not only lost both the times but was also bleeding after their second bout.