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“Big Show” Paul Wight Reveals Why He Was Billed As André The Giant’s Son In WCW

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When Paul Wight debuted for Ted Turner’s World Championship in 1995 as The Giant, he was billed as the son of the late, great WWF Legend André The Giant, but that was obviously just a professional wrestling storyline, as in real-life the 7 foot athlete isn’t related to André René Roussimoff.

During a recent interview on ‘T95: The Rock Station’, the former ‘Big Show’ was asked about the story behind the people in charge at that time portraying him as André’s son and why they did it.

Here’s what Paul had to say:

“That’s how they did things back in the day. When you get introduced, you’ve got to have some kind of legacy and validity of who they are. And that was one of the ways they did it.

Arn Anderson wasn’t really Ole Anderson’s nephew, stuff like that. There was a lot of that going on. ‘Somebody related to somebody. That’s why they’re here’.

So they billed me as Andre’s son and we were off and running after that.”

He first wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as The Giant from 1995 until he left and joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1999, where he became known as The Big Show.

Big Show left the (renamed) WWE in 2007 but returned the next year in 2008 and stayed loyal to the company until he left for Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling in 2021.

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