When it comes to Paul Wight, who was known as “The Big Show” during his time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), wrestling legend Jim Ross feels like the company’s creative made too many mistakes.
After originally being in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the 7’0″ big-man signed with Vince McMahon’s WWE in 1999, and would become an overnight sensation in the company, quickly becoming one of the promotion’s top stars. Over the next 20 years, he had multiple switches from babyface to heel and vice versa — more than 30 collectively — which would give his gimmick credibility issues.
Recently on his “Grilling JR” podcast, Jim Ross expressed his views about The Big Show and how WWE should have presented him better, taking advantage of him being a phenomenon.
Jim Ross said:
“You can’t overexpose an attraction because guess what? They cease being an attraction. They’re not new, they’re not fresh, they’re not different, they’re not eye-opening (…) I just think that Big Show was one of the most ill-booked talents, on that level, that we ever had.”
During his time in World Wrestling Entertainment, The Big Show would win nearly every major title that the promotion had, including four stints as WWE Champion. Also in his two decades with the promotion, he would be an eight-time WWE Tag Team Champion.