Big Show has had a long career in the professional wrestling business, and his career has been full of some great, and not so great moments.
The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion recently spoke to Fox News about his career, and when he was asked about his most embarrassing moment, he didn’t hesitate to mention his WrestleMania 21 match against Akebono.
“My sumo match versus Akebono, where I have 40 yards of silk crammed up my ass and it got down with water and tightened up. I would say that is probably the most embarrassing moment in wrestling. I don’t have an embarrassing moment to tell you the truth. I mean personally I don’t have any ego; I go out there and have fun.”
“So if I’m making fun of myself, if I’m getting sprayed down by a septic truck by Eddie Guerrero, if I’m running around with a Mawashi, which is actually what that’s called, the 40 yards of silk because it’s literally 40 yards wrapped around and around and around. Whatever it is, I’m having fun with it. You know I think that’s the thing that I would advise younger talent to do. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Have fun and be in the moment because the crowd is going to have fun, you know. So if you have fun, the crowd has fun with you.”
Even though Big Show is still part of WWE, his life is changing, and he noted that this year Christmas will be different for him because he’ll actually be home.
“Well, it depends. I mean, you know, it’s funny — like this is the first time in 20-something years I don’t have to fly out Christmas Day to go to work. You know, I’m not on the holiday tours this year, so I’ve done my time in the trenches so to speak. Usually I’m doing overseas trips for the troops I get home the 23rd in the afternoon, I’m home Christmas the 24th and do Christmas morning and after Christmas and I usually fly out because we have shows the 26th to the 30th, so usually holidays are very short. So this year I actually don’t have any excuse why I haven’t gone Christmas shopping for everybody because now I have plenty of time. So for the first time in 20 years I can’t tell my friends, ‘Oh, I got you a card and a gift in cash because I’m too busy I couldn’t go shopping for it.’ I don’t have that excuse now. So I actually have to go shopping. I hate shopping.”
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