WWE superstar Big Show has only wrestled on a part-time basis over the past couple of years, helping put younger talent over. Most notably, The World’s Largest Athlete engaged in an entertaining feud with fellow giant, Braun Strowman.
These two monsters have competed in multiple matches, the highlight being when they managed to break the ring following a suplex from the top ropes. Big Show has helped but The Monster Among Men over, and Strowman is receiving a push as one of the company’s top main event superstars.
In a recent interview with WrestleZone, Big Show said he probably hasn’t wrestled his last match, and talked about how he helped put Strowman over:
“I think my job, so to speak, whatever you want to call it, that last match I had with Braun Strowman, I kind of passed the torch to Braun Strowman. He’s the next big monster. He’s the next giant, if you will…I was very proud to hand the monster title that I held for so many years off to him…You want to leave your responsibility in capable hands and I think I’ve left my responsibility in very capable hands with Braun.”
That’s very strong praise from The Big Show, who deserves plenty of credit for selflessly losing cleanly to Strowman. Both men have similar styles of wrestling, dominating with their giant physiques and athleticism.
It’s common for many wrestlers to help put over younger talent before they leave the business. Chris Jericho helped do that with the likes of Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens, while The Undertaker did it with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33.
Now at 45 years of age, Big Show has only wrestled on a part-time basis, and his contract runs up in early 2018. If he’s truly nearing the end of his time with the WWE, then he’s gone out the right way by putting his “responsibility in capable hands” with Strowman, as the 7-footer said himself.
Strowman is now over with the crowd, and is just starting his reign as one of the main faces of the WWE. Big Show and Kane can be thanked for that, given their willingness to lose to the younger, up-and-coming Strowman.
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