When it comes to Paul Wight, who was known as “The Big Show” during his time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), legendary wrestling icon Jim Ross believes that the company’s creative team made way too many mistakes with his booking.
Joining WWE in 1999 after leaving World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the former “Giant” would quickly become one of the biggest stars in the promotion. However, The Big Show would have to face credibility issues after switching his babyface/heel persona more than 30 times in two decades, and Jim Ross is putting the blame on WWE.
Jim Ross Feels WWE Didn’t Book The Big Show Properly
Jim Ross recently took to his “Grilling JR” podcast and would speak about The Big Show, saying that World Wrestling Entertainment should have been better with their presentation of his character.
“You can’t overexpose an attraction because guess what? They cease being an attraction. They’re not new, they’re not fresh, they’re not different, they’re not eye-opening (…) I just think that Big Show was one of the most ill-booked talents, on that level, that we ever had.”
During his time with WWE, The Big Show was a victory of nearly every title in the promotion, including having himself listed as a four-time WWE Champion on his resume. Also, during his two decades with the company, he would have eight runs as a WWE Tag Team Champion.
After taking on Braun Strowman on WWE Monday Night Raw, The Big Show made a February 15, 2016 appearance on “The Stone Cold Podcast,” where he was questioned by Steve Austin about his booking.
“Horrible. Absolutely horrendous. I think the problem is I’m a victim of my own success because in our business they’re always trying to find the best fix they can as fast as they can. I wasn’t like you or Shawn [Michaels] or some of the other guys that would put your back to a wall and if something wasn’t right, you’d say, ‘Hey, kiss my a**, I’m not doing it.’ I wasn’t that way. I’ve always been a team player.”