This list was originally published in What Culture by Grahame Herbert. Bear in mind that the base salaries listed do not factor in bonuses, merchandise royalties, etc. This was originally posted in November of 2013, before CM Punk’s walk out. Traditionally the privilege of first class accommodations was reserved for the current champion, apparently Vince has become a bit more lenient...
UPDATE: Following Tuesday night’s WWE SmackDown TV tapings in Orlando, FL, Kane issued an open challenge that was accepted by the returning The Big Show. In his return match, The Big Show defeated Kane by count out. Show knocked Kane through the ropes and picked up the win via count out. This will not air as it was simply a dark match for the live crowd only.
ORIGINAL: The Big...
-“The World’s Largest Athlete” The Big Show returned to action after tonight’s WWE Smackdown tapings came to an end in Orlando, Florida. Big Show has been on hiatus from WWE while he filmed WWE Studios’ Vendetta.
The dark main event saw “The Devil’s Favorite Demon” Kane come out and demand that officials send him a “body” out and he didn’t care who it was....
The Big Show was backstage at last night’s WWE RAW TV tapings but obviously wasn’t used. Show has been off TV since WrestleMania 30 but is expected to return as soon as next week:
Here is a photo from backstage at RAW last night with ‘Show.
Chillin' Backstage With @WWETheBigShow Last Night @theWWERAW. pic.twitter.com/blohORJbQM
— Papa Hype (@PapaHypeBlog) July 22, 2014
- Big Show was backstage at last night's WWE RAW in Miami but obviously not used. He should be back on TV to build to a SummerSlam feud soon.
- WrestlingDVDNews.com has released the intro and a bonus clip from WWE's upcoming DVD and Blu-ray on Paul Heyman:
- Joey Styles has a WWE.com interview with Chris Jericho to promote Fozzy's new album at this link.
– WWE Superstar The Big Show is confirmed for the next set of WWE NXT TV tapings on July 31st.
– WWE.com has posted a list of their top 10 matches in 2014 so far. They are:
#10 Bad News Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler — Intercontinental Championship Match (Raw – June 23)
#9 Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H (WrestleMania 30)
#8 Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena vs. Cesaro vs....
Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
– It is being said that Big Show’s WWE return status is considered “imminent,” as his role in the WWE Studios film “Vendetta” wrapped up filming on July 13th.
– As noted, Flo Rida will serve as the celebrity guest host at next week’s post-Battleground edition of WWE RAW. In addition to performing a medley of his songs...
– The Big Show, who is currently filming a movie called Vendetta, will be back on the road after the Battleground PPV.
– A card from Lubbock Online has information on the WWE house show on August 2nd, with Big Show vs. Randy Orton.
The event takes place at the United Supermarkets Arena (1701 Indiana Ave) at 7:30 PM. The card also features Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose and appearances...
Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer
– Once he returns from filming the WWE Studios project “Vendetta”, The Big Show’s return feud is rumored to be with Rusev. Of course, they can easily change.
– Here is episode 4 of “WWE Warehouse”:
Speaking to WWE Magazine, Cesaro reveals in that latest issue that the person he would like to Swing most is none other than his boss.
“There are many Superstars—past and present—I would love to get in the Swing. But with that said, I’m going straight to the top. That means you, Mr. McMahon. Who would be better or more satisfying?” revealed Cesaro.
As seen at WrestleMania...
– At the closing bell on Friday, WWE stock was at $11.66 per share.
– WWE has now confirmed that a contract signing for the RAW Money in the Bank WWE World Heavyweight Title Ladder Match will take place on this Monday’s WWE RAW broadcast from the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. There are also expected to be qualifying matches for the second Money in the Bank ladder match...
-The Big Show started filming WWE Studios’ next action movie, Vendetta, last week. Jen and Sylvia Soska are directing the movie, who coincidentally also directed WWE Studios’ upcoming See No Evil 2 horror movie starring Kane.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer noted in his most recent issue that the Big Show will be off of television while he films the movie. Show has been...
As noted, Big Show is currently filming WWE Studios' action movie titled Vendetta, which is directed by The Soska Twins. Show will be off WWE TV while he's filming the movie.
Big Plans for Dean Ambrose Revealed, Must See New Paige Photos, More
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As previously reported, The Big Show is set to take some time off as a regular television character for a while. He is currently filming the WWE Studios film “Vendetta.”
Since he was earmarked for it, the company chose not to use him much as of late, as to not get him involved in any key story lines that they couldn’t fully pay off.
– A contract signing for the RAW Money in the Bank Ladder Match will take place on next week’s WWE RAW broadcast.
– As noted earlier, the competitors in the second WWE Money in the Bank match will also be revealed. Look for some qualifying matches to take place.
– Stephanie McMahon is writing a Special Olympics blog on The Huffington Post website. Regarding The Big Show,...
– The Big Show is off TV filming Vendetta for WWE Studios.
– At this time, the plan is to keep Hornswoggle off TV until the new Leprechaun movie debuts.
– Former WWE Diva Aksana posted the following on Instagram about her release…
Aksana last match is on #RAW, I thank you all for the love, Aksana send kisses back! #WWE
Via TwitterPictured: concussions, suicide.
Pro wrestling loves its “SportsCenter moment.”
Those are the moments when stars from the on-the-level sports world show up in wrestling crowds (or rings) to compete or just play around, and their appearance is enough to get whatever promotion they’re appearing for mentioned in passing on SportsCenter. Mike Tyson being the special...
The famed attitude era was a time when wrestling was extremely hot and cool, one key factor that allowed WWE was pushing beyond the envelope with edgy angles which bordered on reality. There was a lot of fantastic angles during this time which contributed to its success along with focusing on the entire roster. However not every idea was great and some went far beyond any form of...
Seth Rollins makes his first statement regarding his actions on RAW and Randy Orton takes on The Big Show in the Friday Night SmackDown main-event.
The 1990s in sports media are one of my favorite times to look back on, because I grew up then and because nostalgia is now marketable on the internet. ESPN was growing into the behemoth it would become, but still featured The Big Show and had a ton of other great programming. But mainly, the 90s featured by two favorite sports broadcast packages ever: the NBA on NBC and the NHL...
The Big Show appeared on the FOX affiliate morning show in Indianapolis, Indiana to promote Monday’s Raw. He revealed that he once weighed as much as 537 pounds, and that he is now down to 425 pounds. Check out the interview below…
WWE Superstar The Big Show posted the following on Twitter…
Training hard today with @LennyKravitz ! pic.twitter.com/jXGnXnemcG
— Big Show (@WWETheBigShow) May 28, 2014
Big Show appears on WWE Superstars for the first time in years. Cody Rhodes loses again but appears to be getting along with his brother. Even a show like Superstars is way better when in front of a hot UK crowd.
Big Show comes out to start off the show to a huge babyface reaction. He makes Titus O’Neil look ‘normal’ sized. Show is rumoured to be getting movie work as part...
The card is always subject to change, but the card for an upcoming MSG show has yet to change. The Madison Square Garden show for July 12th lists Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H in a street fight for the WWE title. See the card and the video advertisement below.
JOHN CENA VS. BRAY WYATT
DANIEL BRYAN VS. TRIPLE H
STREET FIGHT MATCH FOR THE WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP –
Here are two bonus clips from this week’s WWE Total Divas broadcast: