It’s fine if the WWE wants to push The Big Show as a transitional champion or title contender, but fans are never going to take him seriously as a giant monster until he gets a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather Jr. defeated Big Show at WrestleMania 24 — yes, by knockout — with a little help from some brass knuckles. The WWE decided for some reason that it was okay to let its biggest star (at least in terms of size at 475 pounds) lose to a 155-pound boxer. It’s ironic that the WWE is pushing the Big Show as a main event star again, because it has spent much of the last 15 years burying the guy.
Let’s not forget that he also was forced to wear a glorified diaper and lose to Akebono in a staged sumo wrestling match at a different WrestleMania.
The WWE mistreated the Big Show for a long time probably because he originated from WCW and not the WWE. The WWE has buried most of the guys who came over from WCW in some form or another, even if they had a title run or stuck around for a long time.
It’s hard to take Big Show seriously when he’s played such a joke character for so long. He probably won’t beat Randy Orton at the Survivor Series and will probably end up toward the bottom of the card at next year’s WrestleMania. If the WWE ever expects fans to consider Big Show a formidable top guy, it needs to rebuild his character by having him defeat some of the outsiders who have beaten him up in the past.
If nothing else, the WWE should get Mayweather Jr. to appear on an episode of Monday Night Raw and let Big Show slap him. It’s really hard to believe that the same guy who got knocked out by a man that weighed about a third as much as he does, and who once wore a diaper, is somehow now a big threat in the WWE.