Jim Ross: The Big Show Was A Commodity Like Andre The Giant, We Overexposed The Attraction In WWE

Jim Ross wishes things were done differently for the Big Show.

1999 was off to a fiery stark and featured a St Valentine’s Day Massacre cage match in the main event between Steve Austin against Vince McMahon. The ending is widely remembered for The Big Show (Now known as Paul Wight in AEW) jumped ship from World Championship Wrestling to sign with the WWF.

Answering a question on Grilling JR, the Hall of Famer spoke about how by the end of the year, Big Show was already the WWF Champion after winning the gold at Survivor Series.

“I thought all along that we had kind of mismanaged Big Show. I thought we overexposed him. He was an Andre The Giant-like commodity that should have been seen less to mean more, but we just went whole hog on that deal. I thought we overexposed the attraction. You didn’t see Andre getting overexposed. That’s how Big Show should have been booked, but he wasn’t,” said Ross.

Paul Wight last competed in a match alongside Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega to defeat the Don Callis family last November.

h/t from Fightful.

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