Big Show has undergone a lot of change over the course of his three-decade wrestling career, but he was never shredded – damn, he was barely fit for most of his career. But the larger than life superstar surprised everyone in the wrestling world when he unveiled a set of six-pack abs in 2017. While Big Show is still massive, he lost more than 90 pounds to become the slenderest giant in the game. 19659002] If you've forgotten, here's a look at his reduced physique:
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People wondered what motivated him to get into the best shape of his life, but it turned out that they should ask him who motivated him to do so. The Answer: Muscle & Fitness Cover model and WWE superstar John Cena (who knows sixpacks).
In Rebuilding Big Show is a documentary about his career The world's biggest athlete said a conversation with Cena changed his life forever.
"I was kidding and saying, 'Oh yeah, I'm getting some abdominals and becoming a bodybuilder. That's what I'm going to do,'" Show recalled. "And I said," Who wants to see a giant with abs? "Cena simply answered," Yes, a giant with abdominal muscles. Who would want to see that? "Before he left Show. Apparently it was enough to motivate him more than ever.
"The way John met me in 40 years with this comment ignited a fire under my fat ass," Show said.
Show then sought Dodd, his coach, and the rest was history. You can see how Big Show discusses Cena's comments in the video below:
Show gets real about his weight bouts in the video and talks about how he did not want to end up like Andre the Giant, who died at 46, weighing more than 500 pounds. The show was around 44 when he decided to lose weight and weighed in at over 500 pounds. Now he's closer to 400, and his story reminds you that it's never too late to make a change in your life, and that anything is possible.