Every Superstar has a secret. Some funny, some bad, some worse than others but this superstar has a hidden past profession. This is Superstar Secrets and today’s article is the Big Show.
The Big Show was born in Aiken, South Carolina in 1972. He suffered from acromegaly disease which meant by the age of 12, he was 6ft 2 inches tall. However, the Big Show decided to sort this problem out in the 1990s, so he successfully underwent surgery on his pituitary gland, which stopped the progress of his condition.
Before making it to the wrestling industry, the Big Show worked various jobs including: bouncing and answering phone calls. But one job in particular caught me by surprise and that job was bounty hunting. For those of you who don’t know what a bounty hunter is, a bounty hunter (sometimes called a bounty killer) is a person who captures fugitives and criminals for a monetary reward (bounty). This occupation is seen almost exclusively in the United States and is also known as bail enforcement agent, bail agent, recovery agent, bail recovery agent, or fugitive recovery agent.
But that’s not the only secret the Big Show has up his massive sleeve. In December 1998, Big Show was arrested and detained for allegedly exposing himself to a hotel clerk in Memphis, Tennessee. However, the Big Show denied the incident and as a result, he was later released due to a lack of evidence.
The Big Show was also involved in another incident in 1998, which lead him to being charged in 1999 with assault, after it was alleged that he broke the jaw of Robert Sawyer during an altercation at Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Uniondale, New York. The Big Show claimed that Sawyer had verbally abused, threatened, and shoved him, and that he had responded by punching Sawyer. After three days, Judge Thomas Feinman delivered a verdict of not guilty.