Big Show Says He Was Told He Didn’t Need A Theme Song By WCW
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The Big Show has one of the most iconic theme songs in WWE history. However, he got his start in WCW in 1995, and they had a different philosophy when it came to the pageantry of presenting “Giant.”
Speaking with Sportskeeda, Big Show reflected on debuting as a member of The Dungeon of Doom and the hilarious response he was given when he asked about eventually getting a theme song.
“The Dungeon of Doom was a lot of fun. We had a collection of Misfits that was led by Kevin Sullivan and we were slowly getting picked off by the NWO when they first came in and I was trying to tell everyone that, you know the old Ben Franklin Line, ‘if you don’t hang together, we’ll all hang separately,’” Show recalled. “One of my fondest memories was, I didn’t have ring music and I would ask, ‘How come I don’t have entrance music or ring music?’ ‘You’re a giant brother, you don’t need ring music,’ that’s what they told me. Luckily WWE thought differently and now I have an iconic entrance song.”
Continuing on, The Big Show would say that he is more than grateful WWE have a different philosophy when it came time for him to debut in 1999.
“I think at the time with the Attitude Era and the Monday Night Wars, I think it was a very good surprise. Both companies were very competitive back then and it was just as impactful when Hall and Nash left WWE and came to WCW, that shocked the world. When Medusa left WWE and came with WCW that was another ‘oh wow,’ moment,” he continued. “On the flip side when Chris Jericho went to WWE from WCW and then I went myself and stepped into the ring with Vince McMahon and Stone Cold. That’s one thing that I really appreciate about WWE, they find a way to think outside of the box, from my St. Valentine’s Day Massacre appearance to breaking the ring with Brock Lesnar.”
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