Paul Wight (Big Show in WWE) spent over 20 years in WWE and though he won multiple World Titles, he believes he could have done more with the company.
Whether he was riding on a casket, pulling down a titantron, or breaking a ring; Wight has been on the right and wrong side of many memorable moments in WWE.
A right side moment turned wrong side happened at WrestleMania 30 when Cesaro slammed him over the top rope to win the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. According to Wight, he was scheduled to win the battle royal, but WWE went a different direction and then went nowhere.
"I went to the first Andre Battle Royal and I was supposed to win that. The day of, they're like, 'We're going with Cesaro.' Okay, Cesaro is a great dude, incredible talent, speaks five languages. It's a guy I could absolutely get behind, no problem, and I put him over the best way I could. He slammed me over the top, I shook his hand in the end. That's what you do in this business, you want to make guys. Then I watched Cesaro just wither on the vine because they didn't do anything with him. Basically, he was a piece to get Paul Heyman on TV until Brock came back," Wight said on Talk Is Jericho.
A moment that went nowhere for Wight happened in 2013 during the Authority angle when Show was chastised before finally snapping and punching Triple H. Unfortunately for him, the moment was just a moment and not a match.
"I feel sad that I couldn't do as much as I could have done. I got tired of trying to prove to them what I could do for them. I'm a constant billboard for everything I've done and I never felt like WWE took advantage of that. They half-assed it on some things. 'Let's pullback, it's too much because it's not the direction we want to go.' Like the whole angle with Hunter, where the fans went crazy because we had a look on the ramp when they were doing the [Authority angle] and screwing the guys over. Just off a look, the fans wanted to see it. We built it up and it never turned into a match. Hunter didn't want to wrestle me at SummerSlam or put me over at a pay-per-view. 'Not going to be a match, you get to knock me out, that's the end of it.' I'm thinking, 'if this has a natural momentum, why wouldn't we go into a pay-per-view?' It would help my career and my positioning. I don't care about winning. Hunter can drop me with a pedigree, I don't care. I want to tell good stories. That's the best way to describe it; I wanted to be involved in better stories and tell better stories. I went from not being able to tell stories to turning into a seven-foot enhancement talent. It gave me job security for a while," he said.
Elsewhere during the interview, Wight discussed his final WWE appearance where he was verbally assaulted by Randy Orton on Raw Legends Night. You can find his full comments on the segment by clicking here.
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