Big Show Pro
Paul Wight
BornFebruary 8, 1972
FromAiken, South Carolina, United State

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameThe Giant
Paul Wight
The Big Show

Paul Donald Wight II (born February 8, 1972) is an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name Big Show. He is signed to WWE, where he has performed since 1999. He currently wrestles on the Raw brand. He began his career in World Championship Wrestling, where he was known by the ring name The Giant. Wight is a seven-time world champion, having held the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice, the WWF/E Championship twice, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship twice, and the ECW World Championship once (he is the only man to have held the WCW, WWE, World Heavyweight, and ECW titles). Wight has also found success in the tag team division, having been an 11-time world tag team champion, holding the WWF/World, WWE and WCW World Tag Team Championships multiple times with various partners. Having also been Intercontinental, United States and Hardcore Champion, Big Show is the 24th Triple Crown and 12th Grand Slam winner in WWE history. Between WWE and WCW, Wight has held 23 total championships. He has also won WCW's 1996 World War 3 60-man battle royal and the 30-man André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 31. Wight has headlined many pay-per-view shows for WCW and the WWF/E since 1995, including the 2000 edition of WWE's premier annual event, WrestleMania.

Professional wrestling career

World Championship Wrestling

WCW World Heavyweight Champion (1995–1996)

In 1995, Wight signed with World Championship Wrestling, where he was billed as the son of Andre the Giant (although this was later dropped) and accordingly used the ring name "The Giant" as a member of Kevin Sullivan's Dungeon of Doom stable. Wight made his professional debut at Halloween Havoc, defeating Hulk Hogan via disqualification (thanks in part of Jimmy Hart interfering during the match). In doing so, The Giant became WCW World Heavyweight Champion as a stipulation was later revealed, under which the title could change hands on a disqualification victory; under normal circumstances, it cannot. A week later, however, The Giant was stripped of the title due to the controversial finish of the match. The Giant's attempt at reclaiming the vacant title failed at World War 3 when he and Hogan eliminated each other, allowing Randy Savage to become champion. The Giant teamed with Ric Flair to defeat Hogan and Savage at Clash of the Champions XXXII, but was decisively beaten by Hogan in a cage match at SuperBrawl VI. After a short feud with Loch Ness, The Giant regained the World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Flair. After Hogan formed the New World Order, he defeated The Giant for the title at Hog Wild following interference from Scott Hall and Kevin Nash.

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