Big Show
Big Show
Real Name/Full Name Paul Donald Wight II
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Big Show
Birth Place: Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 8 February 1972
Age/How Old: 52 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 213 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 174 Kg
In Pounds – 383.6 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Paul Donald Wight
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: N/A
School: Wyman King Academy
College: Northern Oklahoma Junior College,
Wichita State University, Kansas
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Bess Katramados (m. 2002), Melissa Ann Piavis (m. 1997-2002)
Kids/Children Name: Cierra Wight
Profession: Professional wrestler and actor
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Paul Donald Wight II, whose ring name is Big Show, is a very popular and successful wrestler as well as an actor. He is a regular fighter in the WWE and works with the brand Raw. He started his career as a professional wrestler in the year 1995 with the World Championship Wrestling. His initial ring name used to be The Giant owing to his large built, which he later replaced by Big Show. He has also starred in several well-known movies like The Waterboy, Countdown, Jingle All the Way, etc.

Well, how well do you know about Big Show? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Big Show’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Big Show to date.

Biography and Early Life-

Big Show was born and brought up in South Carolina to father Paul Donald Wight. However, the specifics of his mother are unknown. When Big Show was young, he was diagnosed with an unusual disease called acromegaly, in which there is excessive release of growth hormone. As a result, he went through surgery in 1990 in the pituitary gland, which slowed the growth. This is the reason Big Show has such a large build.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Big Show in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Big Show’s age is 52 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024 having been born on 8 February 1972. Though, he is 6′ 11″ in feet and inches and 213 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 383.6 lbs in Pound and 174kg in Kilograms.


Big Show completed his high school diploma from the Wyman King Academy, South Carolina. He used to very much into basketball and football and used to be a star athlete. However, he got involved in a conflict with the football coach leading him to quit football in school. Following this, he joined the Northern Oklahoma Junior College, where he continued basketball, followed by a degree from the Wichita State University, Kansas.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Big Show With Wife Bess Katramados
Big Show With Wife Bess Katramados

Big Show first married in 1997 on February 14th to Melissa Ann Piavis. The couple got separated in 2000, but their divorce got finalized on Feb 6th, 2002. They have a daughter together. On Feb 11th, 2002, he got married to his 2nd and current wife, Bess Katramendos. The couple has two kids together.

In March of 1999, Big Show was charged with assault by Robert Sawyer, who claimed that Weight broke his jaw due to some hotel altercation to which Weight defended by confronting that Robert verbally abused and threatened him. He was pleaded not guilty by the court. Big Show is a huge supporter of the Special Olympics and encourages those who are differently able to showcase their talents.

Is Big Show Gay?

Big Show was married earlier to Melissa Ann Piavis and is currently married to Bess Katramendos. He has three children, and he is not gay.

Professional Career-

Big Show decided to start a career as a professional wrestler in the year 1995 when he signed to fight in the World Champion Wrestling. In his first fight, he went against Hulk Hogan, which he won and claimed the title of WCW World Heavyweight Champion; however, the match got him in a bit of controversy, which led his title to be withdrawn from him.

He went on to take part in WW3, where Randy Savage defeated him; however, Big Show won the title of WCW World Heavyweight Champion the following year by winning against Flair. He went on to be a member of the New World Order. However, he got into a conflict with Hogan, and his membership was revoked. He decided to defeat the New World Order, which he did twice by defeating two members of the group in the WCW World Tag Team Championship.

He fought against Nash and was unfortunately defeated in 1998, after which he went back into the New World Order. He has also signed a contract with the WWF/E for ten years. He has also fought against powerful wrestlers like Undertaker. However, he was defeated, and they together formed a partnership and won twice in the WWF Tag Team Championship. Following this, he has also won the WWF World Championship.

He has defeated Eddie in the U. S. Championship and has also teamed up with Kane and fought against John Cena. He has also starred in several movies like The Waterboy, Countdown, Jingle All the Way, etc.


Following are the titles won by Big Show in his entire career:

  • Rookie of the Year (1996) PWI
  • Wrestler of the Year (1996) PWI
  • WWF/E Championship (2 times)
  • ECW World Championship (1 time)
  • World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • WWF/E Hardcore Championship (3 times)
  • WWE United States Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Big Show in 2024

Big Show Net Worth
Big Show Net Worth

Big Show’s net worth is estimated to be around $25 million as of 2024. All his earnings are basically from professional wrestling though he has other sources as well, like movies, TV shows, series, video games, etc. He has also worked in a few movies which helped him raise his wealth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has worked in movies like The Waterboy, Countdown, and Jingle All The Way.
  • The only wrestler currently to hold the WCW, World Heavyweight, ECW World, and WWE titles.

Big Show is a quality actor and a very talented wrestler who is feared by most of his colleagues due to his large physique. He is one of the best wrestlers in America and is personally a very good human. He is a seven-time world champion, which is a massive record, and is idolized by many others.


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