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Vince McMahon was angry with Big Show before WrestleMania 21 for a brilliant reason

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The Big Show hasn't been seen in a WWE ring since September 2017, when he was beaten by Braun Strowman in a cage match on Monday Night Raw. 

That night, The World's Largest Athlete was thrown through the cage following his loss - and that attack was used to write him off TV as he actually required hip surgery.

For a few months, it was unclear if the defeat to Strowman would be The Big Show's last ever match, but he's recently revealed that he opted for a hip resurfacing, rather than a full replacement, to keep his dream of returning to the ring alive.

That news will surely go down well with the WWE Universe, as they hope for more classic Big Show moments to come, but he is now 46, so would be forgiven for calling it a day.

In fact, The Big Show has had a very memorable career to date. He's had two stints with WWE, the first between 1999 and 2006, and the second from 2008 onwards. 

BIG SHOW'S CAREER

During that time, he became only the 12th ever Grand Slam Champion, winning the WWE Championship, the United States Championship, the Intercontinental title and the WWE Tag Team Championship. 

Big Show has had so many memorable matches too, coming up against the likes of Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and of course, professional boxer Floyd Mayweather at WrestleMania 24.

No one will ever forget the night that boxing and WWE collided - and Big Show's no disqualification match with Mayweather was perhaps a career-defining moment. 

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But according to Show himself, there's another WrestleMania match that is just as memorable for him, but it's not because of his performance in the ring.

At WrestleMania 21, he took on another opponent from outside of the WWE, in the form of sumo champion Akebono Taro. The pair had a sumo match, that was won by Akebono, who tossed Big Show out of the ring after a minute or so.

Although the match went to plan, there was one thing that annoyed Vince McMahon that day, as Big Show explains. 

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"I remember Vince being pissed at me because Akebono was supposed to weigh more than me," he told The Steve Austin Show, per Wrestling Inc.  

"when I did that match with Akebono, I think Akebono, for a shoot, weighed 488 lbs and I weighed 509 lbs.

"And [McMahon] looks at me and goes, '509 lbs?' He shook his head and walked off. I was like, 'I'm a quarter-ton of fun! What do you want me to say?'"

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Although it sounds like McMahon wasn't actually too annoyed with Big Show, every fan would love to have seen that backstage conversation. 

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Vince McMahon
Wrestlemania
Big Show
Roman Reigns
Triple H
WWE
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