The world’s largest athlete, The Big Show is one of the longest-tenured WWE Superstars having debuted way back in 1999. Come February 2019, Show will be celebrating his 20th anniversary with the McMahons, having stayed loyal all throughout and occasionally switching between babyface and heel as and when needed.
In these 19 years, the Giant has made numerous friends and many notable enemies. WWE even chose Show to help ex-Superstar Big Cass get over in order to establish the fresh young 7-footer as the next big force on the roster.
However, the most prominent and perhaps the biggest foe of Big Show in WWE (besides John Cena) is NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal.
Show and Shaq first had their first physical confrontation about a decade ago on Monday Night RAW. In the annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal match at WrestleMania 32, both men again had an exciting face-off and eventually laid their hands on each other before being eliminated by the rest of the participants.
Although Shaq and Show were scheduled to have a singles match at WrestleMania, WWE never seemed to materialize the plan leaving the WWE Universe to constantly yearn for the epic showdown despite the rivalry being kayfabe.
In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, The Big Show still kept hopes alive as he confirmed that the two behemoths would eventually face-off, maybe not in WWE but at a Krispy Kreme donut eating competition.
“Shaq and I? I don’t know. I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t see Shaq and I square off at some point, at something, somewhere. Whether it’s a Krispy Kreme donut eat-off…somewhere, him and I are going to have to draw a line in the sand and figure out what’s what.”
For what it’s worth, Show is currently busy assisting The Bar on SmackDown Live as a heel and is yet to fully return to singles competition.