They say it’s all about first impressions, and few Superstars have introduced themselves to the WWE Universe quite like Big Show did during St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1999. Tearing through the ring canvas to attack “Stone Cold” Steve Austin during The Texas Rattlesnake’s Steel Cage Match with Mr. McMahon, the goliath shockingly tossed Austin into the side of the unforgiving cage with such force that the entire panel gave way, inadvertently granting “Stone Cold” a victory by freeing him from the structure.
Despite technically failing in his initial task to aid The Chairman, the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion was quick to earn a reputation as a near-unstoppable angry giant, performing such imposing feats as pulling down the TitanTron and chokeslamming The Undertaker through the ring to the arena floor. Any Superstar foolish enough to make things personal with Big Show — as The Big Bossman did by mocking the juggernaut’s deceased father — would pay dearly.
Despite being perceived as a monster throughout much of The Attitude Era, The World’s Largest Athlete displayed a penchant for entertaining the WWE Universe, lampooning WWE Legends and fellow Superstars with less-than-flattering imitations like “Showkishi,” “The Showster” and “The Big Showbowski.”