The Great Wight Hope: How WWE's "The Big Show" Almost Became A Boxer (Expanded Edition)
by David Bixenspan
In 2007, WWE Superstar The Big Show, real name Paul Wight, took a hiatus from professional wrestling to heal up and get in shape. That much is well-known. What wasn't was that, thanks to an arrangement with Hulk Hogan and billionaire aerospace magnate Cecile Barker, he spent that time training for a career as a professional boxer.
Even though he was an aging, beat up, cigarette smoking giant.