Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Big Show: A Giant's World

I took the opportunity to watch WWE's, The Big Show: A Giant's World this week.  Now I'm a Big Show/Giant mark, but I thought this was a really entertaining look at the big man.  The documentary portion is available on Netflix Watch Instantly.  It's right at an hour long so it's a really quick look at Show's past and present. 

The one thing that really jumped out at me is how cognizant he is of the downside of being a giant.  He says more than once, "You don't see many 70 year old giants."  It appears that he is using that perspective to get serious about staying in better shape, taking care of his body and eating properly.

Another interesting aspect is how the tumor that caused the growth affected other aspects of his life.  Removing the tumor probably extended his life, but it also sidetracked his basketball career.  His metabolism slowed and he no longer had the freaking endurance he had up to that point.

Other things they touch on more in-depth than here is the transition and growing pains from WCW, his swank tour bus, the infamous and hilarious Bossman angle and his fitness program.

If you have any interest at all in The Big Show, I highly recommend it.  This is especially true if you have access to Netflix and can stream it.

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