You know how sometimes big guys have nicknames like “Tiny?” That is not the case with WWE superstar the Big Show. Deco hung out with him in Miami, Wednesday, to talk about the big show that’s coming to Orlando — and in the entertainment world, it doesn’t get any bigger than WrestleMania.
Big Show: “Well, it’s the big show.”
Chris Van Vliet: “I don’t even need to do an introduction. He sings his own theme song.”
He’s called the Big Show because well, he’s big — standing over 7 feet tall and weighing more than 400 pounds.
He’s been a staple in the WWE since debuting in 1999.
Chris Van Vliet: “They always talk about how big your hands are. Can we show people just the difference?”
Big Show: “Thank God you said hands.”
Chris Van Vliet: “So, I’m a normal sized human, and look at the size difference there. Wow!”
Big Show: “The only good thing about having fingers this big is I’ll never be politically incorrect; I’ll never pick my nose. My finger won’t fit in my nose, it just doesn’t work.”
The Big Show is a seven-time World Champion and is no stranger to competing at WrestleMania. It’s like the WWE’s version of the Super Bowl. Last year, I was one of the 101,000 in attendance when we broke the attendance record in Dallas. On April 2, at WrestleMania 33, they’re looking to break even more records at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
Chris Van Vliet: “What is your all-time favorite WrestleMania moment?”
Big Show: “Well, if you go back in history and being a kid, it was Andre Hogan.”
Big Show: “Andre was obviously a big influence as a kid, and I was the only kid in school that picked Andre, and everybody else picked Hogan. Little did I know; I should have picked Hogan, but whatever.”
And while it’s not official just yet, it looks like the Big Show will be taking on an opponent at WrestleMania 33 that you’ll recognize.
Shaq: “I’m ready to take on Big Show whenever, wherever. Just let me know.”
Big Show: “He’s got a lot of little people, I’ve got a lot of little people. They’ve gotta meet and talk.”
Chris Van Vliet: “Well, everyone is little compared to you guys.”
Big Show: “Pretty much, yeah. But the invitation is there. Shaq knows it’s Orlando. It’s a short drive. Show up and get smacked up.”
Tickets for WrestleMania 33 go on sale Friday morning. And even if you’re only a casual wrestling fan, or you watched it as a kid, it’s worth the drive to Orlando for this. It’s one of the biggest events that will happen for the entire year.
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