​The Big Show Comments On Facing Shaquille O’Neal At WrestleMania, Discusses Mayweather & More


WWE Superstar The Big Show recently spoke with Shanghai Daily for a new interview to promote the upcoming tour of China. Here are some highlights below:

On wrestling helping him heal from a personal tragedy: “I went through a really bad period in my life as a young man in my 20s. I lost my father and my grandfather to cancer … in the same year. For me, it was a very tough year emotionally. I quit school. I did odd jobs, sold cars, ran karaoke shows and answered phones. It was funny at that time because I didn’t know if I’d be any good at wrestling. I didn’t know if I’d be any good at being a superstar. I just thought it was really cool and I’d make a little bit of money out of it. I didn’t realize until after I really got into the business, met all the guys in the locker room, and went up and down the road, that I found something that was going to heal my soul and complete my life and make me understand why I was put on this planet and what I was meant to do.”

On facing Shaquille O’Neal at Wrestlemania next year: “We’ll have one heck of a match and we’ll see what’s up. We’ll give the fans a treat.”

On telling Floyd Mayweather to break his nose to set their feud up correctly: “It was important for me. My responsibility was to get that angle off the ground. This was boxer versus wrestler, which is a big deal in America. Not to take away from the drama of it, but I didn’t care if he broke my nose or not. I wanted to suspend belief and get our fans emotionally invested. I knew that if he broke my nose, people were going to talk about it. A broken nose will heal, and I got my nose broken by one of the greatest fighters who had ever lived. My nose was fine in two weeks. I’m pretty blessed. I don’t have anything to definitely whine or complain about. I’m very thankful.”

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