Big Show announced as Special Olympics’ newest Global Ambassador


The ‘Worlds Largest Athlete’, WWE’s Big Show, has been an ever constant on our screens for the better part of twenty years. However, as he starts to take a more backstage role, he is becoming more of a media representation for excellent causes within the WWE.

As announced on WWE’s Community page today, the 17th of August 2018; Paul Wight, known to WWE fans as The Big Show, has been named the newest Special Olympics Global Ambassador.

In a statement for the Special Olympics by the International CEO, Mary Davis, she said; “We are excited to welcome Big Show as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador,” said Special Olympics International CEO Mary Davis. “His enthusiasm and his commitment to creating an inclusive world through sport will help fuel the spirit of our movement. Our athletes invite Big Show to join us and show the world that when we play unified, we live unified.”

Big Show himself is not a stranger to the Special Olympics. He physically was a part of the opening ceremony back in 2014 and then, in 2015, he was given the role as the WWE Goodwill Ambassador for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles and actually physically participated as co-captain in the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. 

When asked about his relationship with the Special Olympics and their athletes in the Huffington Post interview, Big Show responded saying that the time he has spent with the athletes at the Special Olympics and all those involved with it make everything worthwhile and that they are the true role models; that even WWE superstars look up to.

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He continues on to say that he hopes to help these athletes, in some way, achieve their own personal dreams. The fact that Big Show is entrusted with this fantastic achievement and honour is a testament to the man himself.