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The Big Show Falls Victim to Online Death Hoax

The Associated Press (AP) made the following announcement:

AP FACT CHECK: WWE wrestler Big Show not dead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A story reported by a blog called “WWE” that claimed professional wrestling star “Big Show” had died in a car accident is false.

Chris Bellitti, a spokesman for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., (WWE) said Tuesday that the “Big Show,” whose real name is Paul Donald Wight II, is alive and well. He also said the blog site is not affiliated with the legitimate WWE site.

On Dec. 10, the short, poorly written blurb claimed the star had been admitted to a hospital and died.

On Monday, the 44-year-old tweeted a photograph of himself training in the gym. The tweet was reposted by WWE’s official Twitter account.

Big Show is indeed alive and well, and is looking insanely ripped in preparation for his Wrestlemania 33 match-up with NBA Legend Shaq:

Shame on you internet trolls…….

  • MrDr3w

    Add in the originator of the Big Mac, Prince, Glenn Frey, David Bowie, etc.

    They probably just meant that his career was dead.

  • D2K

    Aren’t there enough celebrities dying right now without some trolls putting up fake death news? Geez. George Michael, Carrie Fisher, her mom Debbie Reynolds, and the guy that created the plastic red SOLO cups. All dead in less than a week.

    Add in Lilian Garcia’s father as well.