The Big Show recently appeared on After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves where he talked about his wrestling career in detail among other things.
During the interview, the former World Champion recalled how he had a lot of heat when he first came into WWE because of his big contract and his start in a different territory:
“When I first got into WWE dude, I was a nuclear power plant. I was so radiated. There were guys who would never come within 20 feet of me. I had way too much heat. Big contract, from another territory, giant etc. I was a heat magnet,”
The former World Champion then discussed how he got to be friends with future main eventers during his time in OVW, which helped him later in his career:
“When I got to OVW, I got to be friends with Batista, Brock, Cena and Randy Orton, the next generation of main eventers, and it was good for me because I got to interact with those guys and build relationships with them. It made it easier for me once it started picking up again.”