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Big Show

Big Show

Original Name: Paul Donald Wight II

Born: February 8, 1972 (Aiken, South Caroline, United States)

Height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13m)

Weight: 383 lb (174 kg)

Debut: 1995

Wight was born in Aiken, South Carolina. After school, Wight worked various jobs including bouncing, bounty hunting, and answering phone calls. Through doing the latter for a karaoke company, he met Danny Bonaduce in a live microphone amateur contest on his morning radio show. Bonaduce introduced Wight to his friend Hulk Hogan.

Championships and Accomplishments

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

Rookie of the Year (1996)

Wrestler of the Year (1996)

Ranked him No. 2 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 1996

Ranked him No. 137 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003

World Championship Wrestling

WCW World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

WCW World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Lex Luger, Sting, and Scott Hall

World War 3 (1996)

World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE

ECW World Championship (1 time)

World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)

WWE Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Chris Jericho (1), The Miz and Kane (1)

WWE United States Championship (1 time)

WWF/WWE Championship (2 times)

WWF/WWE Hardcore Championship (3 times)

WWF/World Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with The Undertaker, Kane, Chris Jericho and The Miz (1)

André the Giant Memorial Trophy (2015)

Bragging Rights Trophy (2010) – as a member of Team Smack Down (with Alberto Del Rio, Edge, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio and Tyler Reks)

24th Triple Crown Champion

Twelfth Grand Slam Champion

Slammy Awards (5 times)

Betrayal of the Year (2012) – Knocking out John Cena at Over the Limit

Holy Move of the Year (2011) – with Mark Henry

Match of the Year (2014) – Team Cena vs. Team Authority at Survivor Series

Tag Team of the Year (2009) – with Chris Jericho

“This is Awesome” Moment of the Year (2013) – Knocking out Triple H on Raw

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Most Embarrassing Wrestler (2002)

Rookie of the Year (1996)

Worst Feud of the Year (1999) vs. the Big Boss Man

Worst Feud of the Year (2013) vs. The Authority

Worst Wrestler (2001, 2002)

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