Standing on the shoulders of a giant

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May 22, 2012

The scorned leaders with scores to settle

Inspired by Mr. McMahon’s plan to defend The Corporation with help from Big Show, others recruited the 441-pound colossus to handle their personal vendettas through the years.

Upset with Rob Van Dam’s lack of interest in renouncing the WWE Championship in favor of the ECW Title, Paul Heyman stepped in to capitalize on Big Show’s challenge for the latter title on the July 4, 2006, edition of ECW. To ensure that The World’s Largest Athlete succeeded in his title opportunity, Heyman used his powers as the ECW General Manager to deny Van Dam a win and execute a fast count for a pinfall that forced the ECW Championship to change hands. (WATCH

During her tenure as the SmackDown General Manager, Vickie Guerrero also enlisted the skyscraping Superstar’s help in taking down The Undertaker after Unforgiven 2008. (WATCH) Big Show’s size and strength helped him score early victories against Guerrero’s undead nemesis in the weeks that followed, before The Phenom overcame The World’s Largest Athlete in a Casket Match at Survivor Series 2008.

The plans of Heyman and Guerrero to decimate a singular pest met different ends, but the means for each was the same: Bring Big Show on your side and immediately receive an imposing force that can go toe-to-toe with anyone in WWE. 

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