“Man, I weighed around 463 pounds,” Big Show, whose real name is Paul Wight, recently told ESPN.com. “I wasn’t feeling good at all. I was complaining and complaining. I had been a tremendous athlete, but it was a difficult time.”
In 1995, Big Show premiered in the wrestling scene, and spent five years in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) before signing with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). A mutual friend introduced him to Hulk Hogan, and the rest was history.
Big Show had a passing conversation with John Cena about his health. The time in the ring—and his size—was getting the better of him. The reply he received was not what he expected, and that comment made him think.
“A giant with abs? Who’d want to see that?”
Since then, the 7-foot giant of a man has hit the gym hard—losing a ton of weight and looking better than ever.