Former WWE Superstar Paul Wight used to be known as Big Show in the WWE. He spent more than twenty years there before he decided to take his skills elsewhere. During his time there in the company, he was always subjected to a lot of pranks and made out to be a joke. This included an instance where Vince McMahon pranked him in a huge way.

Despite his successful career in WWE, Big Show was often made a joke due to Vince McMahon turning him into a heel or babyface at the most random of times for no rhyme or reason. McMahon is also an avid fan of practical jokes.

McMahon loved pulling pranks and Big Show was a usual victim. While speaking on the Wrestling With Freddie podcast, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. recalled how Vince McMahon pranked Big Show on live TV in a hilarious Santa Claus segment.

“This was a rib that (Vince McMahon) just pulled on live TV on Big Show.” The chair Big Show was going to sit in when he was gonna read a Santa Claus story because that’s good TV, was gonna break when he sat in it. I was just like, ‘Oh, Jesus.’ He’s [Vince] like, ‘And you better not frigging tell him!’ I was like, ‘What am I gonna hear, man?’


“Every creative bone in my body hates this. Every ounce of morality I have hates this. But that’s my boss, like, what am I going to do?

Paul Wight recently brought back his Captain Insano character on AEW television. Wight is happy working in WWE right now and it’s unlikely he will ever return to WWE now.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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