I guess that’s a no to WWE. Wrestling is a weird industry as wrestlers can only spend so much time in the ring. It is pretty rare to see a wrestler make it beyond their early 40s as a top star, as the business is all about moving things forward with younger stars. That can cause some issues for wrestlers trying to find their next career, and one famous star is not interested in staying around after his in-ring career is over.
Big Show has been wrestling at the top level since 1995. That is a heck of a career for anyone, let alone someone who has managed to be an important player for that long. His career has included a ton of accomplishments and even at 48 years old, Big Show can still do some things in the ring. At the same time though, his acting career is taking off, which means he can turn down some things he isn’t interested in doing.
Big Show was interviewed by Newsweek and explained that he did not want to be a backstage agent in WWE, comparing the idea to having a car back over his head. He does not want to go through the headaches that come with the job, though he does enjoy helping younger wrestlers in a different way. This would include riding with them and working with them in the ring rather than being an official backstage agent. There is no word on when Big Show intends to retire from in-ring competition.
Big Show has been around for a long time now. Check out some of his better moments:
Opinion: It’s nice to see someone who understands what he is best suited to do. As he said, Big Show is in a unique place that he does not need to work full time any longer, which gives him a lot more freedom in situations like this. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to do something you aren’t suited for and it would help the company out more than having him in a role that does not work.
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