By Graham "GSM" Matthews
It's pretty well-documented that Big Show is not one of my favorite wrestlers ever. If anything, he'd probably be on my very short list of my least favorite wrestlers of all-time. That isn't to say I don't like Big Show the person (Paul Wight), though. I've seen him outside the ring and even enjoyed him in "The Waterboy" as well as his leading role in "Knucklehead" (which I might write a review for at some point). Big Show seems like one of the nicest, most genuine guys outside of the squared circle, and even his on-air persona has cracked me up at times, so don't think I despise the man. While Big Show may not be on my list of favorite wrestlers, I was still intrigued by him enough to check out his documentary, "Big Show - A Giant's World" on the WWE Network. Please note that since I viewed it on the WWE Network, I did not have any access to any of the matches that may have been included on the DVD.
Being a giant and all, Show has any interesting background that differs from most wrestlers who break into the business. He played basketball and football during high school, but once his giantism began to get worse, he soon stopped. Hearing how the death of his father impacted his life was really touching and especially how he had to work from scratch. He once worked as a car salesman, but since that hardly made him any money, he told a story of how he woke up one morning and had nothing in the cabinets except for bread. So, for food, he put toothpaste (the only other thing he had) and spread it on the bread and ate it. Why he didn't just eat the bread is beyond me, but I guess he was just that hungry, which is logical given that, you know, he's a giant. He referred to the experience as "humbling", a word he used quite a bit throughout the documentary.