A couple new giants have entered into the pro wrestling industry recently, from Omos to Satnam Singh. One thing they all have in common is the pressure to live up to the giants who came before them. One such legendary giant is The Big Show.
Speaking with The Sportster, Paul Wight said that he doesn’t want fans to criticize the new crop of giants immediately. He believes that patience is the key when it comes to these guys getting over with the crowd.
It’s about giving these guys time to adjust and not rushing them. You can’t expect Omos and some of these other giant big guys to work to the level of like a Kane, or Undertaker, or somebody like that right off the bat. You just can’t. You’ve got to give them time to get their reps in and be patient, and hopefully, the audiences will do that.
Big Show’s comments come after Satnam Singh’s AEW debut was panned by fans online. Singh came from the world of Basketball and transitioned to wrestling, having a brief stint at the WWE Performance Center. Many fans were underwhelmed with Singh’s debut. However, Big Show saw great potential in the over 7ft tall athlete.
We’ve got an incredible talent in AEW that I’m excited about, Satnam Singh, who is like 7’2, maybe 360 pounds. He’s an incredible athlete, an ex-basketball player. So he’s got the good footwork and he’s got the big giant hands, and the whole nine yards. I’ve worked with him a little bit the past few weeks in the ring and he’s picking it up really fast, but again, they’re still green, they need time they need to get their reps in and get it done.
Big Show debuted in AEW as both a part-time wrestler and commentator. His last notable match was against QT Marshall at All Out. Whether or not the legendary giant will step back in the ring with some of the new giants on the roster remains to be seen.
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