One WWE Superstar is gearing up for a return.
That Superstar is The Big Show, who has truly been a staple of the sports entertainment company since he decided to join them in 1999 after getting his big break while under the WCW (World Championship Wrestling) banner.
After being with the company for nearly 20-years, the veteran has racked up some major accomplishments during his career which will no doubt earn him a spot in the sports entertainment company’s Hall of Fame. He has won the WWE Title twice, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship twice and the ECW World Championship once.
Show has also found success in the tag team division, having been an 11-time world tag team champion, holding World, WWE and WCW World Tag Team Championships multiple times with various tag team partners. Having also been Intercontinental, United States, and Hardcore Champion during his career.
Back in September during an episode of Monday Night Raw in Omaha, NE at the CenturyLink Center, Braun Strowman defeated The Big Show in a Steel Cage match in the main event. After the match, Strowman power slammed Show through the cage, which part of it broke to close the show.
The reason for this spot was to write Show off of television due to him undergoing hip surgery, which was successfully done on September 29th. Big Show also spoke to WWE.com about the surgery. Here is what he had to say:
"I have to have the hip resurfaced," Big Show stated. "There's been some traumatic injury done to the hip in the match with Braun Strowman. It's frustrating as hell to be in the best shape I've been in my career, but that match, I kind of put a lot out on the table and I'm paying the price for it now. Going forward, I'm very confident in the medical team that's doing the surgery … we're gonna go forward from there and see what my options are."
"Before my surgery? I mean, you know, this is part of the life I chose," Show said. "I don't have any single regret. I'm going for surgery now. Will it impact the rest of my life and career? Absolutely. Anytime you have major surgery like this, there's a change that happens. Am I downtrodden or depressed? Absolutely not. I've had a brilliant, fantastic career. I've had the opportunity to work with the greatest people in this entire industry, and I'm not just talking about talent. I'm talking about production, I'm talking about our TV show, I'm talking about our Live Event people, our talent relations people, our travel people. Everybody that's part of WWE. I've worked with some amazing people over the years and I'm thankful. And I've worked in front of some amazing crowds from England to India to South Africa to Japan and Mexico, all over the world, and I'm thankful for all that.
"At this stage in my career, it's about going forward and getting a better quality of life for myself, making sure that I can still function and am not in a lot of pain, and rolling forward and seeing what the next opportunity is for me. WWE will always be home for me and I'll always be around as much as I can, but I'm really proud of that match I had with Braun; I'm really proud I threw everything out there. Probably, in a good way, it's a good thing I didn't win; now I don't have to back it up. [Laughs]"
According to CageSide Seats, Big Show is back training and hoping to return to WWE sometime next year.