Big Show doesn't feel that he's an indy guy.
He spoke to Sports Illustrated about where his career may go as he's winding down. One thing that has never crossed his mind, however, is entering the independent scene. Although other guys who have left the independents like Cody Rhodes have done well, Big Show doesn't consider himself good enough to be able to pull that off:
That's never crossed my mind, and it's something I've never been asked. But let's be clear–I don't have the talent that Cody Rhodes has. I think Cody is one of the most underrated and underused talents that we ever let go. I was a huge fan of Cody, his ideas, and what he could have brought to the table, and I'm so happy that his success outside of WWE has been so good. Sometimes in this business, you have to go away to come back. You have to find out who you are. For me, at this stage in the game, I'm enjoying helping the next generation. I did everything I could to pass the torch to Braun. I had a hip resurfaced a couple months ago, so Vince and Hunter want me to finish on my main goal, which is getting healthy. Then we'll discuss my future. There are a lot of projects I want to do with producing and acting outside of wrestling. As far as an indie run, I don't know, but you never say never.
One thing that Big Show did express interest in, however, was commentary. He has a goal when it comes to his own brand of commentary -- paying attention to what goes on in the ring:
"That's definitely a possibility. That's something I've discussed quite heavily with Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL. I need to sit down with Vince and Hunter to see what's next for the Big Show. Vince is all about giving opportunity, and Hunter is, too. Doing color commentary to help get the talent over is not something I'm opposed to doing. I could speak from my experience, but my number one goal would be to highlight why you should pay attention to what you are seeing in the ring."
Big Show is recovering from hip surgery a few months ago and there's no current timetable for his return. He has stated in the past that his contract is up with WWE in February.