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AS THE years roll by the WWE legends we’ve known and loved throughout our childhoods are starting to retire.
The Undertaker called it quits earlier this month after losing the Roman Reigns in the main event at WrestleMania 33.
As he ages, the latest cult hero set to leave the wrestling world is the Big Show, a stalwart of the Attitude Era.
Despite not announcing anything yet, he is almost certain to leave within the year, ending an era and breaking our hearts.
END OF DEAL
Show’s contract runs out in February 2018 and he has already indicated he will not be signing a new one and that it will be the end for him.
He said last month: “I know I’m done February 2018. That’s when my contract ends as a full-time, live event guy.
“We’ll see what happens after that, whether I roll into an ambassador role or what WWE has for me.
” know I’ve been with them for a long time and I have a great relationship with them.”
The 45-year-old has had a long career filled with injury and niggles which have put a massive strain on his body.
At present, he even struggles to walk to the ring and was seen hobbling before WrestleMania 33 at the Hall of Fame ceremony.
His 7ft 2inch frame is battered and bruised and bears all the hallmarks of a man coming to the end of a tough and brutal career.
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AGE AND MOTIVATION
At the tender age of 45, the Big Show has nothing left to prove in the WWE after winning numerous titles in his 22-year stint in wrestling.
He is never going to win a world title again, or any major championship, as his stock slowly lowers as the fans get new heroes and favourites in the squared circle.
Why risk future injuries in what is a savage sport on the body both physically and mentally?
ABILITY TO PERFORM
With an undoubted amount of strain on his large body and mind, longevity has slowly taken a strain on Paul Donald Wright.
On last week’s Monday Night RAW he showed a glimpse of his old self with an epic match against Braun Strowman which saw the ring collapse.
He has managed to get himself in top shape, losing a lot of weight over the last year, but he isn’t the superstar he once was and his arsenal of moves is decreasing by the day.
The Big Show has already hinted that he could be on for an ambassadorial role with the WWE and will look to take that up once his deal comes to an end.
He’s also a known face and brand across the world, and has already stared in moves, so would be able to focus on other Hollywood gigs.
Attitude Era star Kane has recently taken up a role in politics as well, and who is to say Wright won’t follow him into that world?