Big Show made his return to television on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Green Bay. He didn’t wrestle, or even do anything anywhere close to the ring. Instead, he simply showed up backstage to give Apollo Crews some “veteran advice.”
It seems that his new role in WWE’s “New Era” is to help up-and-coming stars such as Crews get over. In an interview with the Miami Herald, Show said he’s fine with that.
“We’ve got a lot of young, new, great talent deserving of TV time; they’re building their brand. New storylines for them. It’s a changing of the guard. I came in as the youngest in the locker-room by 10 years in 1995, and now I’m one of the old ones still out there. I get to go out on weekends and do the live events and help some of the younger kids not make the same mistakes that I made and help them along.”
With plenty of big moments under his belt, Big Show understand his role at this stage of his stellar career.
“All great things come to an end,” he said. “So for me I’m looking at projects outside of WWE and maybe moving into something else in the future, but my heart is with WWE. I love helping the younger talent. I love representing WWE like with Make-A-Wish, Be a STAR, Special Olympics. I think I’ll always have a home in WWE.”
“I’ve had a great career and had a lot of fun. So whatever happens in the future, I’m gonna take it. If I get a phone call tomorrow, and Vince [McMahon] says, ‘Thank you very much. I appreciate everything you’ve done.’ Well, that said, I can hold my head high and go on and do other things. I don’t want to ever look back and say, ‘I wish I could have,’ or ‘I wish I would have.’ I’m just a guy who is very thankful. I still have my health, and I still get a chance to do something I love every now and then.”