The Big Show made his huge mark in the pro wrestling business, but there was almost a time when he shut things down early on. In fact, even The Undertaker thought that he should hang up his boots.

The Undertaker is no longer wrestling, but Paul Wight has yet to hang up his boots. Through the years, the two had plenty of interactions, and one specific conversation still sticks with The Big Show to this day.

Paul Wight recently spoke to the Generation Iron Fitness Network where he revealed something The Undertaker told him in 1999. The Big Show was still starting out and wanted affirmation from a seasoned veteran like the Deadman. Little did Big Show expect, but Undertaker didn’t have the best thing to say.

“I went to him one time in ’99 and I did the same thing that every young guy does, ‘Did you see anything maybe I can change or work on? Is there anything I can improve on?’ I just wanted him to pat me on the back and say, ‘No, kid, you’re doing great,’ because that’s what your mentality is. ‘Taker looked at me, he goes, ‘Yeah, I got some advice. I think you should take two weeks off and quit the business,’ and he walked off.” 


Paul Wight didn’t take that advice from The Undertaker, and he continued his path in the pro wrestling business. Luckily for fans all over, Big Show was able to take that advice and make the most of it.

We’ll have to see what’s next for Paul Wight in the ring. He has not said no to more in-ring action for AEW, but he also seems to be enjoying his roles outside the squared circle. For more stories like this, and everything else going on in the pro wrestling world, please keep checking back with Ringside News.

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Felix Upton

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