• WWF Attitude Era Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Attitude Era Legend The Big Show (Real name: Paul Wight) celebrates his 47th birthday today.
As an WCW Original, who was trained in the famous ‘WCW Power Plant’ wrestling school, he debuted for Ted Turner’s promotion in 1995, billed as André The Giant’s son, called “The Giant”.
The Giant worked his first storyline (and won the belt in his first official match) against the greatest name in the history of this business, Hulk Hogan.
After leaving World Championship Wrestling in early February 1999, he signed with the World Wrestling Federation right away and debuted at the February 14th ‘WWF In Your House 27: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre’ PPV, under his real name, Paul Wight.
Soon adopting the name ‘The Big Show’, with the exception of his hiatus in 2007, he kept working for the (now renamed) WWE ever since and is still with the company nowadays.
Being one of the greatest giants of all time, he is also the ONLY wrestler in history who won the WWF/WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG SHOW!
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• Cody Rhodes Admits To Thinking About Using AEW To Defeat Vince McMahon
While speaking to media at last night’s Double Or Nothing Ticket Announcement Party, All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes was asked if he wanted to use AEW to avenge Vince McMahon ending WCW.
Below is what Cody said:
“It sounds super romantic when you think about it. Dusty Rhodes feuded with Vince McMahon, and he lost, and here is his youngest son who is going to go and try to cut Vince’s head off.
In the back of my mind, when it’s just me, I think about it a lot. But then I have these guys with me who have different visions. You can’t turn the clock on old wrestling. WCW was friggin’ awesome. What AEW is going to be is a whole separate animal.
I said tonight, we’re going to try and keep it very sports-centric. Tony Khan, his background is in sports. To me, I still get goosebumps when I hear someone like Ric Flair say ‘the sport of professional wrestling.’ We get that it’s entertainment. I understand the suspension of disbelief. But guys are trying to beat the other guys in many different ways, and women try to beat the other women in many different ways. It’s a very sports-centric presentation that we’re going for.
We’ve talked about something like a ranking system. We’ve talked about a deep analytical level of something that’s as specific of how many times an individual has lost to a certain maneuver. Things that fans can really lock in to.”