Big Show Parents: Father Paul Wight Sr And Mother

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Fans are curious to know about the parents of a professional wrestler, Big Show.

He was born to his father, Paul Wight Sr., and his mother on February 8, 1972, in Aiken, South Carolina.

Interestingly enough, fans used to think Andre the Giant and Big Show were the father-son duo.

However, they are not, and there is not much information about Big Show’s parents. 

All in all, his parents took very good care of him as he was diagnosed with acromegaly, a disease of the endocrine system that causes accelerated growth.

Professional Wrestler, Big Show
Professional Wrestler, Big Show (Source: Twitter)

Paul Donald Wight II, an American professional wrestler, and actor, attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.

After high school, he went to Wichita State University, where he used to play basketball.

Big Show worked as a bouncer, bounty hunter and even answered telephones for a karaoke company before joining professional wrestling.

In 1995, Paul started his professional career by signing with WCW as The Giant and later with the World Wrestling Federation, now World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name The Big Show.

The wrestler is signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as an in-ring performer and was also a commentator for its web television show, AEW Dark: Elevation.

Besides his wrestling career, Big Show has also been featured in infomercials for Stacker 2, appeared on the “Thong Song” remix music video, and many other shows.

Big Show’s Parents: Father Paul Wight And Mother

Big Show is the son of Paul Donald Wight and his wife, whose information is not disclosed in the media.

According to sources, Big Show’s father was a mechanic. Unfortunately, his father died after struggling with terminal cancer.

While his father suffered from cancer, the Big Show had a feud with the Big Bossman after he tricked Big Show into thinking that his father had passed away.

However, it was later revealed that the Big Show’s father had already died by the time they recorded the show.

Big Show And Andre The Giant
Big Show And Andre The Giant (Source: Twitter)

Moreover, Wight Jr. had a kayfabe father, Andre The Giant, from the WCW storylines.

How it all began? It started when Big Show signed for WCW under the name “The Giant,” which was a clear reference to the legendary Andre the Giant.

Additionally, they both resembled similar body structures, and both suffered from acromegaly.

Their similarities led to WCW even claiming Big Show as Andre’s son in his early days.

Despite all the speculations, the familial link was short-lived when Big Show revealed he is not Andre’s son.

Although never related by blood, the duo would go down as two of the greatest giants in the history of wrestling.

The Big Show Family

Wight has been married two times in his life. He married his first wife, Melissa Ann Piavis, in 1997.

Born on May 30, 1966, Melissa is a Greek American.

They were married for five years before separating in 2000 and have a daughter, Cierra Wight.

Big Show With His Netflix Family
Big Show With His Netflix Family (Source: Instagram)

On February 11, 2002, he tied the knot with his second wife, Bess Katramados, and birthed two children, Cash and Jett Wight.

Born on July 13, 1973, Bess is a former American model who retired after marrying Paul.

The couple met in the early 2000s when the wrestler was still married to his first wife. After the Big Show separated from his first wife, they started dating.

Moreover, Paul Wight also has a Netflix comedy series, “The Big Show,” where he is portrayed as a proud father of three daughters.

But in actual life, he has two daughters and one son.

Smriti Khadka
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