During an episode of 'Table for 3' on the WWE Network, Big Show revealed to Kane and Mark Henry how his feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin early in his career helped create his character and gimmick.
The three veterans were all sitting around a dinner table discussing all things WWE, and when talking about his debut and his early days with the company, Show revealed all about how Stone Cold would beat him up pretty rough during their feud, and how that would trigger him to become a giant.
Big Show's WWE debut came way back in 1999 at the Pay-Per-View 'St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House', where he appeared from under the ring during a cage match between Stone Cold and Vince McMahon.
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This then allowed the two wrestlers to have a feud together, and Show explained how rough the Rattlesnake would be with him throughout his early days with the company.
Show stated: "Steve used to yell at me all the time.
"I remember I got stuck with Steve on a Europe tour. He's the man [and] every night, beats the crap out of me for seven minutes. Bam! Stunner! [He] drinks beer and salutes the crowd for another 10 [minutes]. I go to the back and Fit [Finlay]'s looking at me like, 'why do you let him do that to you?' I'm like, 'well, he's Steve Austin. What am I supposed to do?' He says, 'be a giant!' and he walks off.
"'Be a giant,' that's insightful. Very helpful. Thank you very much. What does 'be a giant' mean?
Show then revealed how a night in London changed everything for himself and influence his career. He also noted how using Stone Cold's 'lucky trunks' made the encounters between the two more heated.
He continued: "So every night, Steve's beating the crap out of me and we get to London. I worked Steve that night. Something happened and I knocked Steve to the floor.
"I got out [of the ring]. I throw him back in. Well, I threw him in by his trunks. He had one pair of trunks. He rinsed them out every night. They're his lucky trunks. He had one pair of trunks. We'll I hauled them up his ass and he got mad, so I got in the ring and he's [punching me] three times on the chin hard has hell.
"He goes, 'off the tights you son of a b---h!' I got mad, so I grabbed him by the face and picked him up, and ran him across the ring and bent him over the turnbuckle. And I was like, 'hey, you motherf--ker!' I got pretty [heated] and he goes, 'here you go, kid. Way to fire up.'"
It was clearly a moment Show carries with him and also a moment that helped influence his career, and he admitted that he learnt something that night about being a giant.
He added: "I learned something that night. And I finally got the epiphany of who you are because I am a giant. That's when it all clicked that night."