The return of The Big Show
The WWE roster reportedly is about to get a big addition. According to The Wrestling Observer, The Big Show has agreed to a new contract and will be starting soon.
The Big Show was last seen in WWE in December 2006. After a five-month run as ECW champion, Big Show dropped the belt to Bobby Lashley and announced that he needed a hiatus to heal up from multiple injuries.
During his absence from wrestling, he was actually training to become a professional boxer, but apparently has had a change of heart. The Wrestling Observer reported that Big Show has lost considerable weight and is said to be around 440 pounds.
I was never a huge fan of Big Show as a performer, but he does have value, especially if he is healthy, in shape and motivated. Big Show would give WWE another main-event-level wrestler, and he would be somewhat of a fresh character after being off television for over a year.
The Wrestling Observer did not speculate on a time frame for his return or which brand he would join. One scenario would be for Big Show to be a surprise entrant into the Royal Rumble match on Jan. 27, which would then allow him to be booked at WrestleMania XXIV. The other school of thought would be to debut him right after WrestleMania.
If WWE is planning to make Big Show part of its big extravaganza on March 30, one potential opponent might be Hulk Hogan. It’s no secret that Show and Hogan have long been allies behind the scenes. The problem with that match would be coming up with a finish. Hogan most likely would want to slam Big Show and drop the big leg on him for the pin, but it wouldn’t make sense for Big Show to lose clean so early in his comeback, especially to someone who wouldn’t be sticking around past the one match.