Friday, September 6, 2013

Fill in the Blank Friday: The Big Show

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

The Big Show has been one of those WWE characters who has bounced back and forth between heel and face countless times.  Since signing with the company in 1999, he's gone from the big, nasty monster to the fun loving impressionist to the sympathetic hero.  He's battled sumo stars, boxers, and even went nose to nose (kinda) with an NBA legend.  But I think the sympathetic hero is the path he's headed down now, and to be honest, I'm not sure that I like it because I fear that it will be him and not Daniel Bryan who ends Randy Orton's current run as WWE Champion.

I like The Big Show in small doses.  I'm not hating on the guy, I think he's one of the best big men to ever step in the ring.  He's entertaining for the most part, but the last couple of years I guess I've gotten bored with him.  My favorite time for him was his early days in the WWE where he was working as Mr. McMahon's muscle against "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Mankind.  But even some of his comedy days were entertaining, which I realize by saying contradicts my "giant policy."

It's the Big Show...
Photo courtesy: WWE
I always thought as a giant of wrestling, he should have been more unstoppable then he ended up becoming through the years.  I wasn't a fan of Goldberg doing the Jack Hammer on him in WCW.  But I did like it when he and Brock Lesnar imploded the ring on SmackDown years ago, I know, I'm a hypocrite.

Anyway, Show has had a lot of success in the business working both sides of the fence.  He's this week's Fill in the Blank Friday subject.  You know what to do.

1.  The Big Show has had a number of personalities through the years.  His __________ gimmick was my favorite.

2.  The Big Show has held the tag team titles with several different partners.  He and _________ were the best tag team champions.

3.  Kevin's favorite Big Show Wrestlemania match was against Floyd "Money" Mayweather, but _________ is my favorite Wrestlemania opponent for the big guy.

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