Bess Katramados Bio: Big Show Wife, Current Job & Net Worth

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Bess Katramados is a former American professional model and TV personality who is popular as the wife of a popular American wrestler, actor, and wrestling commentator, Paul Donald Wight II.

Mao Zedong once famously said, “Women hold up half the sky.” Bess proves the statement right, both literally and metaphorically, by being the faithful wife of the WWE superstar, The Big Show.

Bess Katramados, Age
Bess Katramados With Her Husband, The Big Show (Source: Pinterest)

God takes time and carefully molds a woman into existence, a true masterpiece of god’s creation. And, The Big Show doesn’t think any differently, as his wife is truly a boon in his eccentric yet humble life.

In January 2023, Shaq challenged Bess’ husband to an AEW tag team match.

We are here to boast about the lovely, Bess Katramados, and her extraordinary life with her well-renowned husband. Firstly, let’s look at some facts before we dive into our discussion!

Quick Facts

Full Name Bess Katramados
Birth Date July 13, 1970
Birth Place  Illinois, the United States of America
Nick Name Under Review
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Education Lutheran High School 
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Unknown
Siblings Unknown
Age 53 Years Old
Height 5’6″/1.67 m/167 cm
Weight 64 kg/141 lb.
Shoe Size Unknown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Marital Status Married
Husband Paul Donald Wight II a.k.a. The Big Show
Children 2; one daughter and one son
Profession Model
Net Worth $16 Million (The Big Show)
Salary Unknown
Currently Works As N/A
Husband Profession Wrestler
Social Media Not Available
Merch of Big Show  Action Figure
Last Update April, 2024

Bess Katramados | Early Life, & Ethnicity

Bess Katramados was born in 1973, in the unincorporated city of Illinois (U.S.) and celebrates her birthday on July 13 every year. The American native is Caucasian by ethnicity.

Despite being the wife of such a popular wrestling figure, the entirety of her early life remains obscured by the general public.

There aren’t any relevant social media pages or sources that can confirm Bess’s familial and educational details.

Age, Height, & Body Measurements

Moving on, what we do know is the age of the magnificent Katramados. At present, the wife of Big Show is 53 years old but looks younger. Being a wrestler’s wife hasn’t really taken a toll on Bess.

Her horoscope charts suggest that the former model is a Cancer, and her general character resembles the traits of the said zodiac. On the other hand, the lovely Bess possesses a stunning body which is evident considering her previous career in modelling.

Young Bess
Young Bess (Source: Celeb Doko)

Yes, that’s right, Katramados is a former model and stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.67 meters). Her height, striking blue eyes, and persona make her a dream of any man, and The Big Show is lucky to call her his wife.

A Former Model

Many could guess it by her appearances and many would bemuse by the fact that Bess was a model before she even met The Big Show. Her modeling career took off while she was still living in Illinois.

Katramados was part of a variety of modeling firms and agencies. Additionally, as a model, Bess had the opportunity to travel to many exotic locations, including Florida, St. Petersburg, Odessa, Miami, etc.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of corroboration and limited sources, we are unable to pinpoint the exact length of her career. But, we can assume it was a successful one because The Big Show certainly noticed Katramados’ presence.

Bess Katramados | Net Worth & Income

During the late 80s and early 90s was still a dimming period for aspiring models but not an uneventful one. The sales of the magazine were rather impeccable and in vast quantities.

Paul AKA The Big Show
Paul, AKA The Big Show (Source: Pinterest)

Although the exact reason, having the face of a beautiful woman became an alluring factor for impressive sales of the magazines. Nonetheless, we have no intention of saying that in the sense of objectification of women.

As with the available information, Bess’s net worth remains under wraps, confirming she has earned a considerable sum during her active years. On the contrary, The Big Show has a staggering net worth of $16 million.

In January 2023, Shaquille O’Neal challenged Paul to the AEW tag team match. But it is not sure if he was joking around or seriously wanted the fight to happen.

However, this isn’t confounding as he is one of the popular faces of WWE, and kids born in the 90s grew up impersonating The Big Man.

The couple purchased a large house consisting of a pool and a boating dock, situated in Miami for a whopping sum of $3.7 million.

Bess Katramados | Children

Paul Donald Wight II, professionally The Big Show, and Bess Katramados are a happily married couple who took their vows on the fateful day of February 11, 2002. The ceremony took place amidst the presence of family and friends.

Before, the wrestler was married to Melissa Ann Piavis. However, he got separated from Melissa and began dating Bess Katramados. Some sources claim that Paul met the former model in the year 2000.

Bess Katramados, Children
The Big Show And His Son (Source: Twitter)

Even though not present on social media, Mrs. Big Show doesn’t shy away from showing affection to her husband while in public. The happy couple solidified their marriage by being proud parents to a son and a daughter.

Likewise, Bess is a stepmother to Cierra Wight, Paul’s daughter from a previous marriage. The nature between the Katramados and Cierra is not known, hope everything is fine with the two families.


Being married to one of the popular wrestlers certainly brings a lot of attention to you. Bess, getting married to Paul and being a former model, has gained a separate fan base.

Bess' Popularity Graph
Bess’ Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above image illustrates the fluctuating popularity based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Bess stop her career after Marriage?

In order to look after her family, Bess stopped her modeling career. However, she has been a personal trainer and instructor of her husband.

When did Bess and Paul's wedding take place?

Bess and Paul's wedding took place on February 11, 2002.

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