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'''The Big Show''' is a {{professional wrestl|ing}}er currently working for Wrestling/{{WWE}}. His real name is Paul Wight, although you'd [[DoNotCallMePaul best not call him that]]. Earning his name at 7'1" (216 cm) tall and 440 pounds (200 kg), he's billed as the "World's Largest Athlete", has been with Wrestling/{{WWE}} since 1999 and had worked in Wrestling/{{WCW}} as The Giant before that. (He was even billed as the son of Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, though there's no relation.) His title is not just for show, as he's one of the most athletic "giant" professional wrestlers. He is a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Champion]][[note]]With Wrestling/{{Sting}} and with Wrestling/ScottHall[[/note]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]], a 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Champion]][[note]]Twice with Wrestling/TheUndertaker and once with Wrestling/{{Kane}}[[/note]], a 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-t.html WWE Tag Team Champion]][[note]]Once with Wrestling/ChrisJericho, once with Wrestling/TheMiz and once with Wrestling/{{Kane}}[[/note]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ecw/ecw-h.html WWE ECW Heavyweight Champion]].

Not related to OurWightsAreDifferent.

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Show The Other Wiki]] has a good writeup about his life and career.

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!! "WEEEELLL, WELL IT'S THE BIG TROPES! IT'S THE BIG BAD TROPES TONIGHT!":
* ActorExistenceFailure: {{Averted}}. The Big Show was born with acromegaly, the same disorder that made (and ultimately killed) Wrestling/AndreTheGiant (hence why he was billed as André's son in WCW). Pituitary gland surgery when he was a teenager stopped his out-of-control growth.
* ArchEnemy: (in Wrestling/{{WCW}}): Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/RandySavage, Wrestling/{{Sting}}; (in Wrestling/{{WWE}}): Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Wrestling/JohnCena, [[Wrestling/TheNexus The Corre]], Wrestling/MarkHenry, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]]. Wrestling/CodyRhodes for their ''[[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania]]'' feud and match. Recently has included Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} and Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio. Now his main archenemies are [[Wrestling/TripleH the]] [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Authority]] before he willingly joined them.
* BadassBeard
** BeardOfEvil: As a heel.
* BaldOfAwesome: From 2004 when Wrestling/KurtAngle shaves his head and been bald ever since. So to remind him why he dislikes said guy
** BaldOfEvil: As a heel.
* BashBrothers: (in WCW): [[Wrestling/KevinSullivan "The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan]], Wrestling/LexLuger, Wrestling/{{Sting}}; (in WWE): Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Wrestling/ChrisJericho
* BearsAreBadNews: His current logo.
* BerserkButton: Mention his 45-second World Championship reign around him. [[SchmuckBait Go on.]] '''[[SchmuckBait I dare you.]]'''
** Oh, and [[DoNotCallMePaul calling him by his real name]] will hack him off, too.
*** He's not too thrilled about his "son of Andre the Giant" gimmick either.
* BigBeautifulMan: Apparently.
* BigDamnHeroes: He showed up on October 14, 2013 of Raw to help Wrestling/CodyRhodes and Wrestling/{{Goldust}} fight The Shield and win their Tag Team Champions. As Triple H came out later and raged at him, Show then led the crowd into chanting "YES!" after the former forbade anyone to do.
* BigFun: In real life, he's a funny guy. In 2000 and 2001, he impersonated other wrestlers (i.e. [[Wrestling/HulkHogan The Showster]], or dressing up as [[Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage DDP]]), and he has memorable cameos in ''Film/TheWaterboy'' and ''Film/JingleAllTheWay''.
* TheBigGuy: As a face.
* BiggerStick: In a chairs match against Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, Show pulled out possibly the largest steel chair ever used in a WWE match. It helped him win.
** HoistByHisOwnPetard: Unfortunately, Sheamus would use the same chair on Show the next day, almost costing Big Show his title.
* BoringButPractical: His FinishingMove, the WMD [[MundaneMadeAwesome (Weapon of Mass Destruction)]] is...a punch. But if you've seen the size of the guy's hands (which Wrestling/JimRoss has compared to catcher's mitts), you'd probably buy someone not being able to get up for a while after he hits them in the jaw.
* BrokenTears: When Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis fired Show.
* BullyingADragon: [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield JBL]] compares opponents who tease and taunt Show to poking a bear.
* ButtMonkey: Even as a heel (when he's supposed to be more intimidating in theory), most of his feuds seem to involve him being trolled and/or bullied by another superstar.
* TheBrute[=/=]EvilIsBigger: As a heel.
* TheChewToy: Has gone through some pretty messed up angles during his time with WWE. Seems like most of his time ''not'' spent as a monster heel is spent being humiliated by something or someone. Wrestling/CodyRhodes [[LampshadeHanging sort of lampshades]] this during their feud for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html Intercontinental Title]].
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Most of his {{Face Heel Turn}}s ([[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor and there have been quite a few of them]]) come from directly betraying supposed friends or teammates in the middle of matches. That betrayal usually comes in the form of a punch to the face.
* ContinuityNod: During the Smackdown after Vengeance 2011 (in which Wrestling/MarkHenry superplexed him to destroy the whole ring), he came out to the ring and sheepishly says [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar "I did it again!"]] All while all the commentators (especially Wrestling/MichaelCole, who was at the first incident) are trying to [[FleetingDemographicRule claim that they've never seen anything like it]]. [[FridgeLogic Perhaps if they watched the recently released "Shocking Moments" DVD.]]
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Big Show certainly had a small habit of this in 2011. First, during his feud with Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, he had a match on Smackdown against the already angry and motivated WorldsStrongestMan Wrestling/MarkHenry, during which he repeatedly Knockout Punched Henry to the point he had to be stretchered out. No wonder Henry went absolutely AxCrazy into full-on ScaryBlackMan territory. Then during Big Show's revenge-for-revenge return feud against Henry later that year, when Henry started having issues with Money in the Bank winner [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]], Show was the one who prodded Bryan to cash in against Henry and thus [[{{Hypocrite}} break his promise]] to wait for the next ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'' (although Henry's attacks certainly helped that along). Bryan would try twice against Henry, the first not even getting off the ground and the second being a false alarm. [[RuleOfThree Third time would be the charm]]…against Big Show himself. Cue Show's dubious distinction of being the shortest-reigning world champion in history and Bryan's recent case of AcquiredSituationalNarcissism…[[{{Heel}} and dick moves]].
* DavidVersusGoliath: Due to the ''drastic'' size difference between him and everybody else, just about any feud he can get into will come off as this trope...and Big Show [[CaptainObvious ain't David; that much is for certain.]]. That said, many of his feuds pit him against wrestlers that are even smaller than normal to accentuate just how much bigger he is than a normal person (a 'small' guy on the wrestling spectrum is usually at or perhaps slightly above the size of the average man)
** His match with [[Wrestling/GiantHaystacks Loch Ness]] in WCW, and his WWE matches with the Great Khali, Viscera/Big Daddy V, and probably Wrestling/MarkHenry would count as Goliath vs. Goliath.
* DeathFromAbove:
** During his match with [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Champion]] [[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]] at ''[[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder NWO Souled Out]]'' in January 1997, he actually did a '''flying elbow drop from the freaking top rope. OHGODRUN.''' The problem was that this [=PPV=] was hosted by NWO heels Wrestling/EricBischoff and [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase Ted [=DiBiase=] (Sr.)]], and they made no effort to put it over on commentary, as the idea of the show was to bury the regular WCW guys.
** He brought the top rope elbow back years later against Mark Henry.
** On occasions he'll try the Vader Bomb like drop from the second rope
* [[DeathByIrony Defeat by Irony]]: The WMD-user was himself punched out by a brass-knuckle-using Floyd Mayweather, Jr. at WrestleMania XXIV.
* {{Determinator}}: There's a very good reason he's only been competed against in Last Man Standng matches twice in WWE history; it took chloroform, a beat-down from Wrestling/{{Test}} and a ''40-plus-foot elbow drop'' for [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon Shane [=McMahon=]]] to beat him the first time. The second time, it took Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio flinging a set of solid steel steps at him ''three'' times and dumping an ''entire'' announce table on top of him to keep him from getting up for the 10-count. Otherwise, it's nearly impossible to keep this giant down for long.
* DisproportionateRetribution[=/=]WhatTheHellHero: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJRLVexChlw Big Show destroying Jack Swagger's trophy collection.]] Sure, Wrestling/JackSwagger was acting like an obnoxious jerk, but to destroy the man's life work may have been going too far.
** The Great Khali once gave him a feast and a goat as a present. Big Show responded by giving him the Knockout Punch.
** Averted with his actions toward Wrestling/MarkHenry; pretty much an eye for an eye...or, in this case, an ankle for an ankle.
** Really, Show, it probably wasn't necessary to knock out Alex Riley and Yoshi Tatsu just for making fun of you backstage.
* DoNotCallMePaul: One of the TropeNamers (the other being Wrestling/TripleH).
** However, once appeared on ''[[Series/TheTonightShow The Tonight Show with Jay Leno]]'', and, at the end of the segment, Leno referred to him as "Paul 'The Giant' Wight".
** In the credits for ''Film/TheWaterboy'', he was credited as "Paul 'The Giant' Wight."
*** It should be noted that, upon his introduction to WWE in 1999, he was introduced as "Big Nasty" Paul Wight, and then as "Big Show" Paul Wight, before dropping his real name.
* TheDogBitesBack: He got real tired of being Wrestling/TripleH's mook and doing his business. This led to him getting fired, of course; this also led to him not being afraid of doing more harm, like making sure the tag team titles ended up in the hands of Wrestling/CodyRhodes and Wrestling/{{Goldust}}.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: His exit from WCW happened when Wrestling/EricBischoff, who'd been temporarily demoted to ring crew, sabotaged the ring in such a way as to cost Show a match. After that he was kept off the air until his contract expired.
* EnemyMine: Provokes this on the last Smackdown. After pulling a ScrewThisImOuttaHere on a vengeful Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio. Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} and later the Smackdown roster comes out and attacks him.
** Ironically, he later forms one with Sheamus and Wrestling/RandyOrton to combat the Shield. He admits he hates both of them, but he hates the Shield ''more''.
* FanNickname: The Big Slow, originally coined by [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].
** Pig Slow, according to Creator/ScottKeith, who has no room to talk.
* FinishingMove: Originally, it was the Chokeslam. It's currently the WMD/Knockout Punch.
** He also used a spinning headlock elbow drop that he called the Final Cut, and a legdrop takedown called the Showstopper.
* FlashbackWithinAFlashback: After weeks of Wrestling/CodyRhodes playing Big Show's embarrassing WrestleMania moments on the Titantron, Big Show finally beats Rhodes at Wrestlemania XXVIII. On a subsequent RAW, Big Show comes out and plays a highlight of that match. The next week, Big Show shows a clip of himself showing the Wrestlemania clip from last week.
* FleetingDemographicRule: Hey, remember when Big Show was supersuplexed off the top rope by his opponent in which the ring broke? Now, are we talking his 2003 match with Wrestling/BrockLesnar, or his 2011 match with Wrestling/MarkHenry?
* FriendToAllChildren: As a face. He usually picks one out of the front row of the crowd to give his skullcap.
* FunWithAcronyms: At the time Big Show went over to WWE, WCW was still in action - with both ''Thunder'' and ''WCW Saturday Night'' running on Turner station '''TBS'''.
* GentleGiant: In RealLife, the guy is a big teddy bear. Sometimes, this appears in the ring or on camera (such as his cameo on SNL when the Rock hosted where, despite being a heel, he acted like a big goof.)
** Watching him bawl over Wrestling/RicFlair's retirement comes to mind, as well as his show of emotion at Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's memorial show.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lYXW1S9kKuw#t=11s This.]]
* TheGiant: [[ShapedLikeItself Well, duh.]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It was only his]] ''ring name'' in WCW. They still call him this by way of a pseudo-RedBaron in WWE, too. Incidentally, he used to wrestle in a fairly traditional manner and had to learn "giant wrestling" while in WWE.
* GiantMook: Is often the obvious go-to guy for when a PowerStable needs one of these. This may be a partial reason for his constant tiptoeing through the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor.
* GracefulLoser: Despite [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] cashing in Money In The Bank on him, he took it rather well. Of course, his goal was to take the title from Wrestling/MarkHenry as revenge, so he ''still won''.
** Subverted. Mentioning the fact that he held the World Heavyweight Championship for all of a couple of minutes (in storyline, they exaggerate it a bit and say 45 seconds) after a 9-year drought...[[BerserkButton tends to get Show a bit irritated.]]
* GroinAttack: Sometimes become a victim of this because Big Show is just too strong for them if they don't play dirty, either from his opponent like Ric Flair [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc6OiFW-Tpc here]] or just a cheating third party like Trish Stratus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJWpw-tzLUo here]]. Most of the time, however, he appears to be keep his stand instead of crumple on the ring and still able to continue the match, unless his opponent is disqualified (which unfortunately often not for various reasons).
* HeAlsoDid: Appeared as a character of the week on ''Series/BurnNotice'' and ''Series/RoyalPains''.
** Was "Captain Insano" in the Creator/AdamSandler film ''Film/TheWaterboy.''
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Makes sense that he's tagged with Wrestling/{{Kane}} on multiple occasions; only Wrestling/{{Kane}} has gone through the door more times than Big Show over the last decade in the company.
** He was like this in WCW too. He started as a heel in the Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom, became even more of a heel when he switched to the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder NWO]], became a face when the NWO kicked him out in early 1997, then went heel again by rejoining the NWO in mid-1998 and stayed that way until he left in early 1999.
*** He hung around Lex Luger a lot in WCW, who has a long history of this.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Show the night after ''TLC'', explaining that he can't really complain about losing the World Title right after he won it, since ''he'' was the one to encourage Bryan to cash in the [=MITB=] briefcase before ''[=WrestleMania=]''. Doesn't mean he's any less ticked about it, [[TranquilFury though...]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His attitude toward his betrayals towards Cena.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: At Survivor Series 2014, he betrayed Team Cena because he thought Team Authority would win and he'd be fired. Ironically, Team Cena won and the Authority was stripped of their power. Needless to say, this made things the next night awkward.
* IncomingHam: His theme music starts with "'''WEEELL, WELL IT'S THE BIG SHOW!'''"
* {{Jerkass}}: His Heel persona is much more effective than most giants - he takes the usual [[TheBrute monster heel]] persona that most giants play as heels and adds a very liberal helping of smugness.
* KarmaHoudini: Mark Henry takes him out for three months in retaliation for the Big Show constantly punching Mark Henry with his finisher move over and over and over and over again. Though when he returns, the Big Show is able to somehow seek revenge on Mark Henry and the whole thing about Big Show being the instigator of the entire thing is wiped from his history. So Big Show gets to be the innocent victim and his initial unprovoked violent attack on Mark Henry doesn't get a mention.
** To be fair Big Show warned Henry not to come into the ring but [[TooDumbToLive Henry]] came in anyway.
** Not to mention Mark Henry lost any kind of sympathy he would have garnered once he started making a habit of breaking people's ankles with chairs.
* LargeHam: His HeelFaceTurn in 2000 had him imitating various wrestlers a la the [[Wrestling/{{ECW}} Blue World Order]], climaxing with him dressing up as Wrestling/HulkHogan for ''Backlash''.
** Oh my god, most of his recent promos, ''period''.
** The HeelFaceTurn mentioned above came about as a result of a ''SaturdayNightLive'' episode featuring [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] as host and guest appearances from a variety of other WWF talent. Of all the wrestlers to appear, Show was the biggest ham by far (in more ways than one), and most viewers agreed he had stolen the show.
* LaserGuidedKarma: His brutal treatment of Wrestling/KofiKingston, Wrestling/BrodusClay, Alex Riley, [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]], Wrestling/SantinoMarella, and Wrestling/ZackRyder in the weeks leading up to his match with Wrestling/JohnCena came back to bite him in the backside when all six of them came to Cena's aid during the steel cage match to help Cena win.
** He betrayed Team Cena at Survivor Series 2014 because he thought they were going to lose...they didn't, and the Authority was powerless.
* LightningBruiser: At his best.
** MightyGlacier: At his worst.
* ManlyTears: When he won the Intercontinental Title against Wrestling/CodyRhodes at Wrestlemania 28. By itself, it wouldn't have been a big deal for someone of his tenure and accomplishments, but up to that point, Show had put together a spotty-at-best record at Wrestlemania (a fact brought up by Cody during the feud). Not to mention his win of the Intercontinental title made him a WWE Grand Slam Champion [[note]]To become a Grand Slam Champion, it is required to have held a tertiary (European/Hardcore) title, a tag team title, the Intercontinental Championship, and either the WWE or World Heavyweight Championship[[/note]], one of only twelve men to hold such an honor. [[note]]The other eleven are Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/KurtAngle, Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, Wrestling/RobVanDam, Wrestling/BookerT, Wrestling/JeffHardy, Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield, and Wrestling/{{Christian}}.[[/note]] Given that, due to some of the belts being permanently retired, there are only four active wrestlers left that could possibly accomplish the feat (those being Wrestling/TheUndertaker, who is short the Intercontinental Championship; Wrestling/WilliamRegal, who needs the Heavyweight or WWE Championship; Wrestling/MarkHenry, who needs a tag team and Intercontinental champion; and [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]]... yes, you read that right, he needs the Intercontenental and either the Heavyweight or WWE Championships), all four of them are over 40 and the only one that works a full-time schedule is the least likely to do it ([[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]][[note]]He held the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-hc.html WWE Hardcore Title]] as K-Kwik, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-t.html WWE Tag Team Titles]] with Wrestling/KofiKingston, and the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-us-h.html WWE United States Title]], and thus would need to hold the IC Title and either the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE Championship Title]] or the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Title]][[/note]] and has been largely a career midcarder), Show may well be the last one to accomplish the feat under the current rules.
* MegatonPunch: His current finisher.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: A punch becomes the Weapon of Mass Destruction due to the size of his hands.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Had this reaction after bowling over Wrestling/AJLee in an attempt to chase Daniel Bryan.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero / NiceJobFixingItVillain: While he typically averts DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength, every now and then Show will be so focused on [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown destroying his opponent]] he'll accidentally throw himself under the bus. Prime example, his entrance into the WWE was interfering in a steel cage match to cost [[/Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]] the victory... Only to accidentally throw him against the side of the cage so hard it broke open and Austin landed on the outside.
* OhCrap: He reacted this way when Cody Rhodes dropkicked him off the apron in a tables match at Extreme Rules 2012 for the Intercontinental Championship Show won at Wrestlemania from Cody. His foot promptly proceeded to go through a table. The referee saw this and the victory went to Cody, along with the Championship. Show was not happy afterwards.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Had this towards Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} in their feud for the World Heavyweight Championship. He even prevented Ziggler from cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase.
* PapaWolf: For the brief time he protected Joy Giovanni from JBL and The Cabinet.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He had some shades of this in his 2012-2013 [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Championship]] run, mocking Sheamus's and Del Rio's respective Irish and Hispanic heritages.
* PottyEmergency: Wrestling/EddieGuerrero once gave The Big Show a tainted burrito as revenge for Big Show spitting in Eddie's. Later that night in the middle of a match, Big Show had to flee the ring clutching his butt to find a bathroom backstage, losing the match by a count-out. While he eventually did find a bathroom in time, Eddie walked in to inform the Big Show that he'd conveniently removed all of the toilet paper, and then kicked the door to Big Show's stall in.
* PowerStable:
** (in WCW): [[Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom The Dungeon of Doom]]
** (in WCW): [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder The NWO]]. Twice
** (in WWE): Wrestling/TheCorporation
** (in WWE): The Union
** (in WWE): The NWO. Again.
** (in WWE): Wrestling/TheAuthority. Twice.
* PutOnABus: He was sent down to WWE's developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling, in 2000 to lose weight. This is why he was absent from WWE television for a good chunk of 2000 and from ''[[VideoGame/{{WWE}} WWF No Mercy]]''. TheBusCameBack at the ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' in 2001.
* RageQuit[=/=]ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Did this during a tag team match not long after losing his last World Heavyweight Title. Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio threw a bucket of water into his face. Show's response was to fume for several seconds until finally going "screw it all" and just walking back up the entrance ramp. Since Show was actually the legal man in the match, he lost by countout.
** On the Raw before the Rumble, Show had a match against Wrestling/ZackRyder, which he won [[SquashMatch decisively]], and since it was announced he would be in Last Man Standing match against Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, he did the whole, count to ten over the fallen victim thing, only he got five before the "What" chants annoyed/pissed him off enough, that he stopped counting and left the ring all together.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: Uses the Spear as part of his moveset. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as he's, well, ''huge.''
* RealityEnsues: ''Weaponized''. When he got fired by the Authority after being blackmailed into being their minion for weeks...he sues them for wrongful termination and forces them to settle, exactly what would likely happen in that situation in real life.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After returning from injury at the hands of Mark Henry, he went on one of these, destroying everything and everyone in his path to get to him. He then proceeded to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the living tar out of Henry]] and sent him through the announcer table in a berserker rage.
** [[TookALevelInBadass Took it to the next level]] at ''Survivor Series 2011'' where he KO'd Henry after the man [[GroinAttack low-blowed]] him to get the DQ and tried to break his leg again. Show then proceeded to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard wrap a chair around Henry's leg and leg-drop it]], nearly breaking Henry's leg.
** And again on the 28/05/12 episode of Monday Night Raw when he annihilated Brodus Clay, R-Truth and Kofi Kingston at the end of the show. And on the June 1st episode of Smackdown he laid out Wrestling/SantinoMarella and ZackRyder. However, this backfired ''big time'', when the those he had attacked intervened at ''No Way Out'' to prevent him from taking advantage of some outside interference by JohnLaurinaitis and winning the match, leading to his defeat.
** After weeks of being used as a chained dog for Wrestling/TripleH and Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon to boss around, he got back at them on October 6, 2013 Raw, by coming out to fight Wrestling/TheShield after being fired. And once he powered out of their triple powerbomb, he KO-Punched the boss.
* SelfServingMemory: Claims that he betrayed Wrestling/JohnCena at ''Over The Limit 2012'' and turned heel as revenge for none of the fans or superstars giving him any support whatsoever over Laurinaitis firing him... when it was ''clearly'' not the case. In addition, he says Wrestling/JohnCena didn't call Laurinaitis out for firing him...except that he did, rather bluntly. Trent Barreta lampshaded this selective forgetfulness in a Twitter post shortly after Show's first explanation.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To AndreTheGiant. He was even pushed as Andre's son for a while.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Pointing out the various things that happened after his firing, Brodus Clay's match that came, which was a massive MoodWhiplash, and that Cena was making jokes on top of it all. And whichever GM that would come after Laurinaitis might not hire him back, or Laurinaitis wouldn't do it either if he was victorious, and that's why he took the only offer that was given to him.
** Except Cena outright called Laurinaitis out for firing Big Show, pretty much telling him to his face it was an InUniverse MoralEventHorizon, something [[SelfServingMemory Big Show pretends didn't happen.]]
* TalkToTheFist: If you go after The Big Show with a steel chair, chances are he'll just punch it and send it flying back to hit you in the face. More than one opponent learned this the hard way. Also, he's fairly likely to shut up a chatty adversary by way of MegatonPunch to the jaw.
* [[UnrelatedBrothers Unrelated Father and Son]]: The Giant in Wrestling/{{WCW}} was supposed to be Wrestling/AndreTheGiant's "son."
** Also counts as OldShame.
* VictoriousLoser: At ''TLC 2011'', Daniel Bryan cashed in the Money In The Bank on him, but Big Show still succeeded in getting the title away from Wrestling/MarkHenry, his main ''real'' goal.
* WhatTheHellHero: Was given one by Wrestling/JohnCena for helping John Laurinaitis win his match at ''Over The Limit''.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: In a storyline in which he got fired by Wrestling/{{WWE}} General Manager Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis for [[DisproportionateRetribution making fun of Laurinaitis's voice]]. Even though he pleaded and cried in front of the entire world, no one seemed to show him sympathy or come to his defense. When he managed to return to WWE with an "ironclad contract," he used [[TheUnfettered this opportunity]] to vent his rage on seemingly everyone else in the locker room. And when you weigh well over 400 pounds, who's going to stop you?
** What was worst of all was that Big Show got his job back from - and thus, subsequently allied himself with - Laurinaitis, [[LogicalFallacies the very man who had put him in his predicament in the first place]]!
* TheWorfEffect: Seems to happen a lot to him as a heel. In the weeks leading up to a big match, he's an unstoppable menace, slowed only by someone using a weapon - and sometimes not even then (see TalkToTheFist). In the actual match, he usually ends up doing the job.
** Subverted in his feud with {{Wrestling/Sheamus}} in 2012. Most people were figuring either he'd fail to win the title in their match at the Hell In A Cell pay per view (Show is generally seen nowadays as being the guy who people feud with when creative has nothing for them), or if he won, he'd swiftly drop it to a cashing-in Wrestling/DolphZiggler. Not only did Show win the match, he did so cleanly, with no cash in from Ziggler.
* WorldsStrongestMan: The World's Largest Athlete.
* XanatosGambit: His 2013 lawsuit against Wrestling/TheAuthority; they had to either rehire him with benefits or risk losing millions to him in court.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Got fired once he got tired of doing what Triple H wanted. And since he had nothing left to lose, he went on a rampage and invaded Raw on several occasions. Whoops.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Oh, dear lord, Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio...
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