Cena was a big help.
The Big Show last wrestled in a WWE ring during an episode of RAW in September of 2017 in a Steel Cage match against Braun Strowman. Shortly after that bout, Big Show underwent hip surgery and in the time that he was out rehabbing he dropped over 90 pounds and got into what he has said is the best shape of his life.
Big Show has also been heavily involved in promoting WWE as he represents the sports-entertainment company as a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics. Chuck Carroll of CBS Local Sports recently had the opportunity to interview the former two-time World Heavyweight Champion and during their discussion Big Show spoke about how a few words from the former 16-time WWE World Champion John Cena while the two of them were backstage at a show encouraged him to drop weight.
"John Cena and I were watching the show on a monitor. Usually if you go to our shows, if John and I aren’t working, we’re sitting there watching the show together." Show said. "John and I were just cracking jokes on each other, and I made the comment about a giant with abs, who’d want to see that? And John Cena looked me square in the eye and said, ‘Yeah, a giant with abs. Who would want to see that?' And he walked off. But the way he said it, he challenged me that I couldn’t do it, and it really upset me so bad that I got my act together that week and started in. It took me a little over a year and I dropped 90 pounds.”
John Cena recently made his return to in-ring competition for the first time since April of this year and to pick up the victory in his return, Cena used a new finisher that he had been hyping up for weeks. To get a glimpse at what the new finisher is, click here.