WATCH: When Big Show Jumped Off the Top Rope to Deliver a Thunderous Elbow Drop

Published 04/24/2021, 12:40 PM EDT


When we talk about giants in professional wrestling or in general, the Big Show’s name definitely comes to mind. Show’s nickname, the ‘World’s Largest Athlete,’ isn’t given to him just for the sake of it. The Big Show actually is the ‘World’s Largest Athlete!’

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Back in his early pro wrestling days, the Big Show easily pulled off standing dropkicks! Fast forward fifteen years later, he was still leaving fans in awe with his unimaginable agility.

NEW DELHI, INDIA – FEBRUARY 13: American professional wrestler Big Show during an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times on February 13, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Big Show, whose real name is Paul Randall Wight, interacted with 10 lucky HT City readers, all of them over six-feet tall, who won the contest. He revealed the secret behind his popular wrestling move, choke slam, to one of the fans. Well, the choke slam was given to me in 1995 by Paul Michael Levesque (Triple H). That time, we were looking for something which was exciting, had a lot of agility involved, and at the same time looked powerful, he said. (Photo by Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Big Show or Flying Giant?

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The Big Show aka Paul Wight challenged Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series 2011, after their match at Vengeance ended as a no-contest. Why you ask? Well, just to brush up your memory, Henry superplexed Show off the top rope, similar to what Brock Lesnar did in 2003.

Either way, today, we aren’t talking about the superplex. Show and Henry collided in a battle of behemoths. With over 1000+ pounds of humanity fighting in the ring, the action was pretty average in the start. It went to the point where the crowd at MSG started ‘Boring’ chants.

The ‘World’s Largest Athlete’ took these chants to his heart and decided to prove everyone wrong. He and Mark Henry upped the pace of their match with some power moves and sequences.

After battling outside and barely making it in the ring in-time, Big Show superkicked Mark Henry and did the unthinkable. He scaled the top turnbuckle and prepared for a risky maneuver.

Show took quite some time to set himself up on top, but it was all worth it. Why? Once he set himself, the 450+ pounder leaped in the air and hit Henry with a Macho Man Elbow Drop!

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The entire arena erupted with ‘Macho Man’ chants as Show went in for the cover. Sadly for him, Mark Henry somehow managed to kick out!

Although Big Show won the match, it was a DQ win, which meant he didn’t win the Championship. But the insane show of agility from ‘The Giant’ left everyone awestruck, not just at Madison Square Garden, but across the globe.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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