We noted before how Big Show was expected to undergo hip surgery and now WWE has also confirmed that the giant will be having a surgery on September 29th in the video as seen below:
After this announcement, the company also posted an interview with the Raw Star on their official website and as expected they built it as an injury which is a consequence of Show’s steel cage match with Braun Strowman.
However, interestingly the article is very obscure about the in ring future of the former World Champion after the surgery and it’s never clearly stated if the Giant will return to ring or not afterward.
Here is one of the quotes from the article from the former US Champion himself in which he states they’ll see what his options are after his surgery:
“I have to have the hip resurfaced. There’s been some traumatic injury done to the hip in the match with Braun Strowman. Going forward, I’m very confident in the medical team that’s doing the surgery … we’re gonna go forward from there and see what my options are.”
It’s worth mentioning here that before WrestleMania 33 it was heavily rumored that Big Show will have his retirement match on the show against NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal, though it was canceled because Shaq was out of shape.
After his steel cage match against Strowman on Raw, the former World Champion was helped backstage by referees and it was noted that Show’s expression felt like it was his last match.
Many believe that the gesture of the World’s Largest Athlete after his match with Braun and now this article confirms that we’ve have seen the last of him.
However, while it’s safe to say that Big Show is not expected to have a long main roster run again, unless WWE officially confirms his retirement, there will always be the possibility to bring him back for a formal retirement match.