Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Big Show

Paul Donald Wight, Jr. (born February 8, 1972), better known by his ring name, (The) Big Show, is an American professional wrestler and actor, currently signed to WWE on its SmackDown brand.

In professional wrestling, Wight is a six-time world champion, having won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice, the WWF/E Championship twice, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship once, and the World Heavyweight Championship once, making him the first person ever to hold all four championships. Wight is the most recent of four men to have held an incarnation of the Big Gold Belt in both WCW and WWE (the others being Bill Goldberg, Chris Benoit, Booker T). In addition to these championships, he has also won the WWE United States Championship once, the World Tag Team Championship five times (twice with The Undertaker, once with Kane, once with Chris Jericho, and once with The Miz), the WWE Tag Team Championship three times (once each with Chris Jericho, The Miz, and Kane) and the WWF Hardcore Championship three times.

Billed as "The World's Largest Athlete", Wight initially came to prominence through his career in the now defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1995 until 1999, then known simply as The Giant—a moniker which remains a nickname in WWE. In addition to being a two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and the youngest man to ever hold the title, he is a three-time WCW World Tag Team Champion and the winner of the 1996 World War 3. Between WWE and WCW, Wight has held 21 total championships. Big Show, along with Triple H, holds the record for the most losses at Wrestlemania.

Outside of professional wrestling, Wight has appeared in feature films and television series such as The Waterboy, Star Trek: Enterprise, and USA Network's comedy-drama Royal Pains and the action-drama Burn Notice. In 2010, he had his first major role in the comedy film Knucklehead, which was produced by WWE Studios. Wight has made it known that he would like continue his acting career and expand beyond roles based on his size

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