One of WWE's biggest wrestlers, in both a literal and figurative sense, Big Show will be stepping away from his ring obligations with the organization for a while.
As reported by The Wrestling Observer, the veteran wrestler will be out of action for a while as he participates in filming for the upcoming movie 'Vendetta' set to be released by WWE Studios.
Big Show on the Big Screen
Big Show has reportedly already begun filming for the movie during the past week meaning that WWE fans will not see him in action during Raw and Smackdown recordings anytime soon as he focusses his sole attention away from the ring.
With the WWE behind the movie themselves they have obviously been able to manage to situation accordingly with The Show having not appeared in his regular role since SmackDown June 6 when he faced off against Randy Orton.
Big Show is well versed in the movie business having already made an appearance in seven movies ranging from 'The Waterboy' to WWE's own 'Knucklehead' in 2010 and has spoken of his desire to gain more acting roles in the future.
A Big Hole
Big Show remains a firm fan's favorite as the WWE travel from arena to arena, but, as he approaches his 43rd birthday, he clearly has an eye on life after wrestling.
Fortunately for wrestling fans though they still have a few years left to watch the seven time World Champion in action in the ring, with Big Show having signed a new contract with Vince McMahon that runs until 2018.
It hasn't yet emerged as to how long Big Show will be away from the live shows but with 'Vendetta' only having just begun filming it will be several weeks at least due to the wrestler's lead role in the picture.
The movie itself, set to be directed by the Soska sisters, will Big Show play the role of a detective on the hunt for revenge after his wife is murdered.
It will be the first release following a deal between WWE and Lionsgate was agreed earlier this year.
You can judge Big Show's acting credentials for yourself by watching the trailer for his previous film ' Knucklehead' below.