WrestleMania Reading Challenge: Big Show Q&A

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September 16, 2010

The WrestleMania Reading Challenge will take place in the United States and Canada from Oct. 16-25, with a new, one-week format. The initiative is being held in coordination with Teen Read Week, Oct.17-23. (More information | Official rules | Participating libraries)

WrestleMania Reading Challenge spokesperson Big Show answered WWE.com's Q&A about reading in honor of the upcoming event.

What was your favorite book as a kid?
I have two: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and Christine by Stephen King.

How has reading helped you in your career as a WWE Superstar?
Reading has helped improve my imagination. Reading makes you explore your imagination.

Which literary character would you most want to be?
Robin Hood.

Who introduced you to books and reading and did you have any reading idols, such as a grandmother or a teacher?
My mom.

What do you like most about reading?
It is quiet, soothing and stress relieving.

Where is your favorite place to read?
At home on my couch with my dog on my lap.

What are your favorite reads of all time?
Anything by Terry Goodkind, Orson Scott Card or Stephen King.

What would you say to someone who doesn't like reading to encourage them to give it a go?
You get so much soul from books, which you just can't get from watching television. Reading is a very private thing as it is completely unique to your own imagination and how you interpret the characters -- ultimately it frees your mind and the more you read, the better you get at it.

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