Big Show Discusses Retirement, WWE's Evolution, His Current Role with the WWE, and More
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.16.2014
When does Big Show plan on retiring?
- DNAInida.com recently interviewed the Big Show during his media tour in the country. Below are some highlights:
Big Show on what keeps him going: "For me, it's the performance part of it. I have a room in my house that is full of boxes, championship titles and memorabilia, but I told my wife not to put it up because I'm still looking forward to the next match, the next performance for I love doing what I do. I have four years on this contract then I'm going to retire at 46. Healthy or not, I'm done at 46. so between now and 46, I just want to enjoy my work. I have a full schedule, just like when I started out."
Big Show on being a champion and his current role with the WWE: "Sometimes people think it's cool to be a champion, but being a champion is a lot more work actually. Yes it's an ego trip to be a champion, but there is a lot more involved in it. My role now is to establish the younger guys and help them find out who they are as a talent."
His thoughts on WWE's evolution: "The business has completely evolved. when I started in 1995, it was like rock and roll. We couldn't do anything wrong. The arenas were sold out. Our boss took good advantage of that and started building for the future. WWE went from teenage material to young adult to more family oriented which I think is a great move for our company. Nowadays it's hard to get families together to watch a programme. Our product is something that everyone can watch. I like to shake my big butt and make the kids laugh. it's a good feeling."
On comraderie with wrestlers outside the ring: "It's just like any other job. You don't necessarily like everybody you work with. There are some you just don't. Some guys are you're bitter rivals on the television but in real life your just good friends. At the same time, there may be someone in the ring that you high 5, and he may be my tag team, but after the show, we're enemies. The great thing is that we don't let our personal differences come in the way of our profession."