Standing on the shoulders of a giant

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May 22, 2012

The higher ups needing hired muscle

John Laurinaitis is hardly the first to stand on the shoulders of the grappling giant to further his own agenda. In fact, he appears to be reusing a tactic previously employed by WWE Chairman, Mr. McMahon.

At the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre edition of In Your House in 1999, Mr. McMahon stepped inside of a steel cage with WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to keep The Texas Rattlesnake from facing WWE Champion The Rock at WrestleMania XV. To hedge his bets against his beer-swilling rival, The Chairman called upon the newly acquired Big Show to introduce himself to the WWE Universe by busting through the ring apron and clobbering Austin. (WATCH)

“Stone Cold” quickly fell prey to the newest addition to the WWE roster, but the boss’ backup plan still came up short. That’s because Big Show’s formidable strength inadvertently sent Austin through the cage wall and onto the ringside floor for an unlikely victory.

Although Big Show and the WWE Chairman parted ways shortly thereafter, their partnership revealed a blueprint for how the massive Superstar could help those seeking massive muscle to reach their lofty goals in WWE. The giant made it clear that he was ready, willing and nearly able to fulfill anyone’s requisite need for fierceness. With a little more fine tuning, one could hone the towering rookie into a destructive force within WWE.

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