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Big Show retiring after WrestleMania 33

Big Show

On a recent episode of Jim Norton and Sam Roberts’ podcast, the Big Show revealed that WrestleMania 33 will be his last. David Schilling of Bleacher Report has also revealed that Show is likely to retire after WrestleMania 33 tomorrow, as opposed to when his WWE contract expires. Below are highlights from his B/R interview:

Big Show on the end of his career:

“My career is winding down. I didn’t mind being 480, 500 pounds when I was full-time as the Big Show,” he tells B/R Mag. “I liked being the monster that was bigger than everybody around me. As your career evolves, there are other monsters that are coming in—and my time is done.”

Big Show on fan criticisms that he isn’t good in the ring:

“It wasn’t one of those kinds of things where I thought I’d get in and be a star,” he says. “I never thought I’d be good enough. I really didn’t. There’s probably some fans out there who say I’m still not good enough, and that’s OK. But I’ve made it 22 years, so kiss my big ass.”

  • BiggEZ

    Sho’ you right, Big Fella! You did your thing for 22 years! Damn, WWE won’t be the same without you and Taker! Oh well, God bless and good luck on your next journey.

  • D2K

    An even bigger shame considering how he was disposed so quickly in the ATG Battle Royal. Just utter trash how they handled this.

  • Buzzkiller73

    I think they are missing an opportunity to capitalize on Braun Strowman here. He is going to be the next giant when Show decides to retire.Why not have started a small feud between them. They started a few weeks back and then got cold feet for some reason. They could have built it in a short time frame and blew it off at Mania. Instead both are relegated to a basically meaningless battle royal.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Shuch a shame after so many years in the business that he isn’t given a better send off/final match

  • CC

    Unless the match gets moved from pre-show to main card, I doubt that.

  • D2K

    It’s a shame that he didn’t get to have the one big last match. Maybe Shaq will come out again after Show has seemingly eliminated everyone so that they can have their one-on-one encounter.