WWE Monday Night RAW 25th anniversary: Ranking the 25 biggest stars

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23. The Big Show

It was really difficult trying to figure out where exactly to put Big Show on this list. Yes, he’s spent some time on SmackDown and also had a stint in that watered-down version of ECW, but for nearly two decades, Paul Wight has been a fixture in WWE and has to be included as part of this amazing cast of characters.

Debuting in WWE in February 1999 after a few years in WCW, The Big Show (rumor has it that he got the name for the initials … TBS … Turner, get it?) was a main event player immediately, siding with Mr. McMahon in his vendetta with Stone Cold Steve Austin. He started a feud with Mick Foley and he was off and running from there.

Over the years, The Big Show has just been one of those guys that’s done it all. He’s been WWE Champion, World Heavyweight Champion, ECW Champion, Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion and won multiple tag-team titles with multiple partners. Just look at the list of guys he’s teamed with to win gold: The Undertaker, Kane, Chris Jericho and The Miz (hint: all of these guys are on this list as well). And can we talk about his athleticism for just a minute? Come on. Nobody that big should be able to move like he’s been able to, especially in the later years of his career. Insanely impressive is what that is.

What’s always been great about The Big Show is that he’s willing to do anything for WWE. ANYTHING. If that means going from heel to face a thousand times, he’ll do it. If that means putting on a mawashi and doing a sumo wrestling match, he’ll do it. If that means losing to Floyd Mayweather to help WWE in the media, he’ll do it. If that means putting over any young superstar to help keep the train moving, he’ll do it. The Big Show is a true professional in every sense of the word and deserves a spot in this top 25.