The Big Show just recently celebrated his 48th birthday, and his 21-year career in professional wrestling has reached a part-time status. With multiple world championship reigns, as well as reigns as Intercontinental, United States, and Tag Team Champion, his resume is one of the most impressive in WWE history.
Despite sparingly being used on WWE television, Big Show did make a short return as a mystery partner of Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens to competed against Seth Rollins and AOP on the January 6, 2020 episode of Raw. This was his first match in over a year, last competing in a losing effort while teaming with Cesaro & Sheamus against The New Day. The Big Show, Owens, and Joe won the match, but lost the following week when Buddy Murphy joined the Rollins alliance.
This two-week return left some uncertainly of Big Show future, as retirement has been a topic related to him over the past few years. However, an in-ring return could be occurring after WrestleMania.
According to an advertisement promoting the April 20 episode of Raw in Columbia, South Carolina, Big Show is scheduled to appear at this event.
Along with Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, The Kabuki Warriors, AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Andrade, Zelina Vega, Bobby Lashley, Lana, and Kevin Owens the advertisement is promotion the appearance of “South Carolina’s own Big Show.”
— Colonial Life Arena (@CLAmktg) February 18, 2020
Big Show grew up in New Holland, which is a town in rural Aiken County, South Carolina. He was a multi-sport star, participating in football, basketball, golf, and track. In fact, he earned all-class basketball honors his junior and senior year at W. Wyman-King Academy in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, graduating in 1990 with a class of only 14 graduates.
Currently, it is unknown of the role that Big Show will have in his homecoming, but fans should expect to see him again on television come April 20.
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