Show got a pretty good reaction from the crowd on Smackdown this week (at least, in the arena, not sure how it came over on TV), so I'd bet he comes back as a face. The logical feud is Angle, who backed him into the quitting stipulation in the first place IIRC.
Originally posted by BigVitoMarkShow got a pretty good reaction from the crowd on Smackdown this week (at least, in the arena, not sure how it came over on TV), so I'd bet he comes back as a face. The logical feud is Angle, who backed him into the quitting stipulation in the first place IIRC.
Yeah, that or Eddie, since Eddie "retired" him basically, which caused Show to go nuts. I do like 'Show as a face. These two options could potentially become a good storyline. Big Show could interfere in the "Tie-breaker" match between Eddie and Kurt, and smash one or the other. (Chair aimed for Angle, switches, hits Eddie, whatever, has been done 50000 times before, but it works)
Big Show stated on a interview that he wanted to go against Undertaker, so maybe thats where 'E could head. (He could even take Heidenreich's place in costing 'Taker a match; It's logical, he was buddies with Heyman before -- and it would get rid of Heidenreich...)
Feb 99 - debuts as heel at St Valentine's Mar 99 - turns face at Wrestlemania Jul 99 - turns heel at Fully Loaded Oct 99 - turns face due to sympathy over dying dad Jan 00 - turns heel on Rock Apr 00 - turns face to become fun-loving wacky fat guy Jul 00 - turns heel on Undertaker (Aug 00-Jan 01 - sent to fat camp) Jul 01 - turns face with the rest of the WWF against WCW Apr 02 - turns heel on Steve Austin
Given that, as noted above, he has 'valid' reasons for feuds with both Eddie and Angle, couldn't he come back as a 'tweener and throw himself into their feud? It's not neccessarily a great booking idea - for one thing, it'd certainly reduce the quality of the matches we've been getting from the Eddie/Angle programme - but it is a possibility. Might also help to inject some life into that programme if the 'E thinks that another series of matches between the two won't (by itself) hold the attention of the non-IWC wrestling fans...
Personally, I think the best thing for WWE to do with Big Show is to take it slow and just build him as an attraction face, like they had with Andre before his feud with Hogan and decline in health. I don't see the need to just push him quickly into feuding with someone.
Both WCW and WWF/E have tried to give Show that kind of Andre-like presence about him with WCW being the one that really did the better job before they let people like Nash and Goldberg totally kill the "immovable object" aura he had before.
WWE might finally be able to start building him up in a positive, long-term, "he's so large no one will believe if he gets beat" sort of way.
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Originally posted by WhattaburgerWWE might finally be able to start building him up in a positive, long-term, "he's so large no one will believe if he gets beat" sort of way.
Nice idea in theory, but it's a few years too late for that. Much the same way WCW killed his aura by making him frequent fodder for Nash and Goldberg, WWE did at least as much damage to him as far as being useable as an unstoppable monster. Credible uppercard guy? Sure. Andre-esque special attraction? Forget it, it's about eight years too late for that.
I sat thinking today at lunch that Big Show, no matter how much you knock him, could come back and REALLY DOMINATE!
Lesnar, NFL, is gone this could leave the opening that could give Big Show the career boost he's always needed. With the correct booking, which I know the WWE won't do, he could easily become a HUGE face and have a HUGE run with the world title one last time. I mean, yeah he's a little slow moving, look at all he's been through.
This could be the chance of life time for him to finally be the "MONSTER" he's always been written to be. Build him so nobody on Smackdown can touch him. Like they did with Yokos', bless his soul, title riegn. Only two people showed they could even put a reasonable dent in his dominance. Lugar and Hart but it's 2004 so we put Eddie or Cena in the role of Bret and mabe Booker or JBL in the Luger position. I could just be crazy but anyways I sorta though he might have one last shot in the arm.
J.J. Dillon: "I'd rather flip burgers at McDonald's than work for Vince McMahon again." July, 3 2004 New Era Of Wrestling
So, we go with the ECW Justin Credible push of the Bellas to the Eric Bischoff Book, literally a book called Controversy Creates Cash with the Bellas. Here is the thing, both those strategies lead to dead wrestling companies.