Big Show has been wrestling for over 20 years now, and when he’s asked about retirement he usually plays it cool and says that he feels great.
Show was recently a guest on 790 The Ticket in Miami and he hyped up his match with Shaq at WrestleMania 33. While talking about his training Show said that he feels like he’s in great shape, but that this will be his last year with the WWE.
“I’m looking forward to, you know I got that big match coming up with Shaq. So I’m looking forward to, making my last year, trying to go out athletically again with a bang. I feel better now, I’m 44 now, I’ll be 45 in February, but I’m tell you I feel better now at 44 than I did at 34.”
Big Show debuted as The Giant in WCW back in 1995, and he made the jump to WWE in 1999. Over the course of his career he’s held many championships including the WWE Championship, WCW World Heavyweight Championship, ECW World Championship, Intercontinental Championship and he is an 8 time WWE Tag Team Champion.
You can listen to the full interview here, Big Show makes the comments about his “last year” around the 8:30 mark.
Shaq and Big Show crossed paths at WrestleMania 32 earlier this year when Shaq made an appearance in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Big Show then confronted Shaq at the ESPY Awards in July and challenged him to a match at WrestleMania 33.
WrestleMania 33 will take place from the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL on April 2, 2017.