Big Show AEW Wrestler Net Worth 2021, Salary, Career, Biography, Wife, Instagram

Former WWE star Big Show is currently signed to AEW as an in-ring performer and commentator. Read on to know about him, his salary and net worth.

All Elite Wrestling had officially announced the signing of Big Show as Paul Wight on 24th February, 2021 after almost 22 years of him wrestling for its rival promotion WWE. The promotion put out a press release to share the news which said that Wight will not only wrestle, but also contribute as a commentator to AEW: Dark Elevation. Read on to know more about Big Show, his salary and why he chose to leave WWE.

Big Show AEW Wrestler, Salary, Net Worth And Career

Big Show spent his first four years of pro-wrestling as The Giant in WCW, starting 1995. He became a two-time WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice and three-time WCW World Tag Team Championships there. His WWE debut came as a surprise at St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1999, when he attacked Steve Austin on behalf of Vince McMahon. Show would then go on to become the twelfth Grand Slam Champion.

Before signing up with AEW, he had been continuing his stint in WWE as a part-time performer and he last fought in the squared circle against Randy Orton in an unsanctioned bout on the June 20, 2020 edition of Raw.

Why Did Big Show Leave WWE?

In March 2021, Big Show revealed his final straw with WWE on the Talk Is Jericho podcast. According to him, it was 5 years ago when someone from the top floor office told him that he would never main event Wrestlemania, or for that matter, any pay-per-view, ever again. He was told on the face that he would only be used to get over NXT talent because that was ‘best for business.’

Anyhow, Show still stayed loyal to the company and even got 6-pack abs to fit in but to no avail. He explained on the podcast to a stunned Chris Jericho how in WWE “you’re a number, you’re an algorithm. And they are going to see what makes everything else make the most money possible.” Both men wrestle for AEW now.


As of 2021, Big Show’s net worth stands at $16 Million. As for his salary, he started with $1.5 million in 2015 and dropped to $1.2 million in 2017 as a part-timer. In 2018, the figure became $850,000 a year as per his contract.

The Giant has also spent some time in Hollywood with movies like Jingle All The Way, Vendetta, The Waterboy and Burn Notice. He was also the lead in the WWE Studios comedy film Knucklehead and the NetflixsitcomThe Big Show Show.

Big Show Wrestling Championships, Awards And Achievements

  • WCW World Heavyweight Champion (Twice)
  • WCW World Tag Team Champion (Thrice – with Lex Luger, Sting and Scott Hall)
  • ECW World Champion
  • WWF/E Champion (Twice)
  • World Heavyweight Champion (Twice)
  • WWE United States Champion
  • WWE Intercontinental Champion
  • WWE Tag Team Champion (Thrice – with The Miz, Chris Jericho and Kane)
  • WWF/World Tag Team Champion (Five Times – with Undertaker, Kane, Chris Jericho and The Miz)
  • 2015 André the Giant Memorial Trophy Winner
  • Pro-Wrestling Illustrated 1996 Wrestler of the Year

Big Show Biography, Wife and Social Media

Big Show married his first wife, Melissa Piavis, on 14th February, 1997 and had a daughter together. However, they separated and got divorced in 2002. On February 11, 2002, he married his second wife, Bess Katramados and they now have two children.

Find Big Show on social media here.

Instagram: @paulwight

Twitter: @PaulWight

Big Show Quick Facts

Full Name: Paul Donald Wight II

Born: 8th February, 1972

Age: 49

Hometown: Aiken, South Carolina

Height: 7 ft 0 in (213 cm)

Weight: 383 lb (174 kg)


Finisher: Chokeslam

Nationality: American

Wife: Bess Katramados

Net Worth: $16 million

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