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The Big Show Show is a Dom Com that was released on Netflix on April 6, 2020. It stars the Big Show as a fictional version of himself.

Paul Wight is a retired wrestler living in Tampa, Florida with his wife and two daughters. His life gets shaken up when Lola, a daughter from a previous relationship, moves in with him after her mother takes a job in Belgium. This shake-up in his life makes Paul realize that he's a bit bored with retirement and wants to find a second act.

Hilarity Ensues

Netflix decided on August 31 the same year not to order a second season, although a series-ending Christmas Special was released on December 9, 2020.

This series provides examples of:

  • As Himself: The Big Show plays himself. Mark Henry, Mick Foley, and Rikishi also make guest appearances as themselves.
  • The Big Guy: Paul towers everyone.
  • Christmas Special: Received one that also served as the Series Finale.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Youngest daughter JJ has been described as a "future dictator" who has done things such as steal a boat and make it halfway to the Keys before turning around because she was "jonesin' for a PBJ".
  • Daddy's Girl: JJ adores Paul, with the two regularly spending time together.
  • Dagwood Sandwich: Paul makes himself a precariously tall late-night "Dad Sandwich". According to him, it's made up of 22 individual pieces.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Paul accidentally destroys a banister in a house Cassy is trying to sell.
  • Gentle Giant: Paul is shown as a friendly man who tries to get along with everybody. The one time he gets genuinely angry is after a mean coach needles him for an extended period.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Emphasized by the fact that the Big Show is much taller than average. He towers over Cassy and his daughters.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He takes a liking to a sparkly top hat he wore while auditioning to play Elton John in Rocketman (2019) and asks to keep it. He later wears it when walking out for an exhibition match (along with a golden cape) which, Cassy notes, was how he wanted to dress while in the WWE, but management wouldn't let him.
  • Scully Box: invoked Cassy has to use a step ladder to get high enough to kiss Paul.
  • Short-Runners: Only had eight episodes released on one day, plus a Christmas Special released months later.