Big Show has apparently been the victim of an internet death hoax.
The Associated Press put out the following today.
AP FACT CHECK: WWE wrestler Big Show not dead
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A story reported by a blog called "WWE" that claimed professional wrestling star "Big Show" had died in a car accident is false.
Chris Bellitti, a spokesman for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., (WWE) said Tuesday that the "Big Show," whose real name is Paul Donald Wight II, is alive and well. He also said the blog site is not affiliated with the legitimate WWE site.
On Dec. 10, the short, poorly written blurb claimed the star had been admitted to a hospital and died.
On Monday, the 44-year-old tweeted a photograph of himself training in the gym. The tweet was reposted by WWE's official Twitter account.
Here is the photo they referred to:
The Big Show is not dead.
He does appear to be yolked, however. Shaq should be very afraid.
The Associated Press should probably not believe everything it reads on the internet. It took them eighteen days to disprove this obviously fake claim.
They could have asked any of the fans who attended the WWE Live Event in Rochester, NY, on December 16, where Big Show defeated Jinder Mahal. That way they could have only taken 6 days to disprove the obviously fake claim. Which is still, frankly, too long of a time.
So, while Big Show is not dead, journalism just might be.