Big Show has been out of action since Sept. 2017, as he underwent surgery on his right hip shortly after losing a Steel Cage match to Braun Strowman 11 months ago, but The World's Largest Athlete could be back in the ring soon.
Speaking with Jacob Wolf of ESPN.com, Big Show revealed that he's hoping to be in action again soon, with this Sunday's SummerSlam pay-per-view being a possible return date for the former World Champion.
"Hopefully within the next couple of weeks, I will be back in the ring. That's the main goal," Big Show said. "I'm actually going to try and get cleared Sunday, by [WWE's] doctors; moving around the ring a little bit. I could be back as soon as the Monday Night Raw after SummerSlam, if they have something for me."
Big Show noted that even though he's healthy, it "doesn't mean our creative team is healthy for" him yet. So despite Big Show's confidence that he's ready to return, it sounds like it's up to company officials before he gets the green light.
In his last WWE appearance on the Sept. 4 episode of Raw, Show faced off against the next great big man, Braun Strowman. The Monster Among Men slammed Big Show through the Steel Cage to win the match, and injuring the latter in storyline to write him off of television.
Big Show is only a part-time performer at this stage of his career, and he's been used mainly to help put younger talents over. He dropped a couple of matches to Strowman and was in a brief feud with Big Cass, before the latter tore his ACL and was sidelined for eight months of action.
Given his age, recent injury history and immense size, Big Show's in-ring work has been mediocre at best. But he's been loyal to the WWE for almost 20 years, and it certainly seems like they'll let him walk out on his own terms.
Hopefully, he's fully healthy and can put on a couple of more great matches before retiring the world's largest wrestling boots for good.