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Big Show sees WWE retirement coming as career winds down

(Courtesy of WWE.com)

Paul Randall Wight Jr., who most will know much better as WWE’s Big Show, has been an active wrestler than most professional wrestlers will ever be able to hope for, but the big man sees the light at the end of the tunnel approaching ever closer.

It is not a sad reality though, Wight admits he is looking forward to finally putting a close on his long career in professional wrestling, and likes the slow fashion with which he is drawing its close.

“I’ve had a 21-year career. I’m looking forward to retirement actually. It’d be nice to actually see my family,” Wight told Shanghai Daily as the WWE crew prepares to travel to China next month for a big event.

“I’ve earned my limited schedule and now it’s the twilight for me. I get to do media, talk to fans, and tour the world and go out with a nice casual wave goodbye; and I’m happy with that.”

For Wight, the wrestling business was something he fell into as almost a fluke.

One night in 1994, Wight met Hulk Hogan, who told him he had a potential future in the business if he pursued it.

“It was funny at that time because I didn’t know if I’d be any good at wrestling. I didn’t know if I’d be any good at being a superstar. I just thought it was really cool and I’d make a little bit of money out of it.”

Wight was coming out of a rough time in his life, and was wandering aimlessly in attempts to find some sort of salvation.

“I didn’t realize until after I really got into the business, met all the guys in the locker room, and went up and down the road, that I found something that was going to heal my soul and complete my life and make me understand why I was put on this planet and what I was meant to do.”

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