WATCH: When Floyd Mayweather Busted Big Show Open in WWE

Published 06/06/2021, 8:07 AM EDT


Floyd Mayweather is set to take on Logan Paul at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, and is going in as the clear favorite. Fans believe the all-tike great will extend his unbeaten run with Logan Paul’s scalp probably being the last in a long career. 

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Mayweather isn’t the tallest man out there and is facing a disadvantage against Logan in that aspect. However, the YouTuber isn’t the tallest man he’s faced to date. Back in 2008, the boxing legend faced the largest athlete in the world, WWE’s own Big Show. 

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At No Way Out 2008, Rey Mysterio had just suffered an arm injury during his fight and was being carefully escorted by the medical staff. However, at that moment, Big Show chose to mark his return to WWE and entered. 

Annoyed by the fact that Mysterio was taking so long, Show decided to ambush the former World Heavyweight Champion and caught him by the bad arm. Mayweather, who was friends with Rey, was watching from the ringside stands. 

Big Show took the opportunity to taunt him and went in the ring to deliver a chokeslam to the worn-out Rey Mysterio. Mayweather was having none of it and immediately rushed to the ring to support his friend. 

Floyd Mayweather managed to get a good hit on Big Show

The 5 feet 8 inches boxer met the 7-foot giant as the two stared off. Mayweather was ready to bring the heat to Show and the latter got to his knees, mocking him.

Seizing the opportunity the giant had given him, Mayweather took the punch and hit him hard. 

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He and his team immediately fled the scene after, pursued by an infuriated Big Show who was bleeding from the nose. Shane McMahon himself had to restrain the former World Heavyweight Champion, who continued to stare at Mayweather. 

The two squared off at WrestleMania later in what appeared to be a clear mismatch in weight classes. However, Mayweather stuck to his strengths and somehow got Big Show to his knees before knocking him out with a hard right hook. 

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Floyd Mayweather isn’t the only boxer to enter the WWE ring at WrestleMania. In fact, at the first edition of the event back in 1985, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali acted as the guest referee for a match between Hulk Hogan & Mr. T Vs. Paul Orndorff & Roddy Piper. Needless to say, the two left quite a mark on the WWE Universe. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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