Big Show is a popular professional wrestler in the United States who is currently signed to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is also an actor and has done many movies. He started his career from WCW (World Championship Wrestling) and has won many championships in his career. Some of his film roles include ‘The Waterboy’, ‘Jingle All the Way’, and ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Big Show in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
The real name of Big Show is Paul Donald Wight II. He was born in February 1972, in Aiken, South Carolina. He was also billed as Paul Wight and The Giant. He is the son of Paul Wight Sr. At the age of 12 years, he weighed 100 kg and was 6 feet 2 inches tall.
In the 1990s, he underwent a pituitary gland surgery which helped to reduce weight. He went to Wyman King Academy and was active in American football and basketball. After completing his high school, he went to Wichita State University. Later, he went to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
In 1997, Big Show got married to Melissa Ann Piavis. The couple has a daughter together. They got separated in 2000. In February 2002, he got married for the second time to Bess Katramados. In 1999, he was charged with assault and was reported to break the jaw of Robert Sawyer. After completing his high school, he did many types of jobs.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1995, Big Show got signed with the World Championship Wrestling and appeared at Slamboree. He was billed as “The Giant” and was called the son of Andre the Giant. In his professional ring debut, he defeated Hulk Hogan. Later he became the WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He later became a member of the New World Order and feuded with Nash. In 1999, he signed a contract for ten years with the World Wrestling Entertainment. His WWE debut was against Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Big Show teamed with the Undertaker and won the WWF Tag Team Championship. He has also won the WWF Championship. He later defeated many top wrestlers like Kurt Angle, Raven, Brock Lesnar, Eddie Guerero, Gene Snitsky, Edge, and many others. He also won many titles including the WWE United States Championship. He was also the ECW World Champion. In 2011, he defeated Henry for the World Heavyweight Championship. He was also a member of The Authority.
He has won the Slammy Awards five times and is also the winner of the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy. Apart from this, Big Show has also appeared in many television shows like ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, ‘Hollywood Squares’, ‘Hogan Knows Best’, ‘WWE Tough Enough’, ‘Kids Choice Awards’, and ‘Conan’. His film credits include ‘Jingle All the Way’, ‘Vendetta’, ‘The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!’, ‘The Waterboy’, and ‘Reggie’s Prayer’.
Net Worth & Earnings
What could be the net worth of a person who has won several championships in his career? He has defeated many top wrestlers in his career and has also acted in many television shows and films. His estimated net worth is $22 million. Apart from this, he has also appeared in many video games. He has done several infomercials with NASCAR drivers. He has appeared in music videos and has also appeared in the ‘Stone Cold Podcast’.
Big Show is a very popular wrestler in the world. He is been liked by people of all ages. He has been in the wrestling ring for over two decades. The talented wrestler has also impressed people with his acting skills. He is still a professional wrestler and could win many other championships.