The Big Show

Brian Fritz of Sporting News recently interviewed The Big Show to promote the new WWE animated movie with The Jetsons. During the interview, Big Show talked about his planned match with Shaquille O’Neal at WrestleMania 33 and how the match is in jeopardy of taking place and how it is frustrating because this year might be his last WrestleMania.

“It is a little frustrating because my contract ends in February 2018. So I don’t know what’s going to happen between now and then. I don’t know if there will be an opportunity for me next year at WrestleMania or not. I don’t know because there’s a lot of new Superstars breaking out and I’ve done my time. This was my perhaps my last opportunity to have a featured match at WrestleMania. And I would have had a good time working with Shaq. But this is a situation where, obviously, it’s above my paygrade. It’s between Shaq and WWE. Whatever their situation is, who knows. Either that or he say the fact that I was starting to get in really good shape and he got scared and decided that he wants to bail out. It’s real easy to talk about stepping in the ring but once you do actually step in the ring, it takes a lot of courage and mental fortitude to do what we do. I understand the fact that if it’s something that he doesn’t want to do, that he’s scared of, that’s fine but don’t put the blame on me because it isn’t me.”

Shaq brought up on his weekly podcast, The Big Podcast with Shaq, earlier this week that the match was probably not going to happen and that it wasn’t his fault.


  1. Right, quickly build a Show/Harper routine as they put on such a match last week. Have the Wyatt situation develop with Orton without Harper’s involvement. Problem solved. This keeps Orton and Wyatt relevant and while a rematch, it would surpass the original as they have both developed since then. And it doesn’t hurt Show to have an amazing match yet put Harper over. It could be he swan song in fairness, from going from the old Show to this absolute powerhouse, and lends a credibility to maybe a Lesnar feud?

  2. In my opinion, this has nothing to do with creative. Big Show will be at Wrestlemania one way or the other. What Show is doing is being a good soldier so to speak by putting pressure on Shaq’s people to sign the deal. It’s WWE propaganda at its finest.

  3. I respect Big Show but he is delusional if he thinks that fans are disappointed. I think I speak for all fans when I say this is the best news we have heard from a reportedly poorly planned Wrestlemania. Big Show vs Shaq? Really who in their right mind wants to see that as an actual wrestling match? Big Show just needs to show up in the ATG Battle Royal, collect his paycheck and be a good soldier.

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