Big Show recently spoke to DigitalSpy.com to promote his new WWE Studios film Vendetta and commented on his days as an active competitor winding down.
Big Show has been plagued with “Please Retire” chants at WWE live events and shot down the notion when Michael Cole asked him about retiring prior to Battleground, but the 2015 Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner now says his days in the ring are numbered.
In response to Mayer Nissim of Digital Spy asking if Vendetta is the start of him scaling back his in-ring work in favor of movies, Big Show replied:
“I think absolutely. I’ve had a fantastic career – I’m still competing on a full-time schedule, but nothing good lasts forever. So eventually I’m going to have to transition out of this industry and do something else that’s entertaining and exciting for me.
“I think a natural evolution for me would be to try to transfer over into the film and TV world and start playing different characters. Hopefully that way I can keep entertaining my fans that are fans of me, in different avenues and different spotlights. It’s a natural evolution.
“Am I a little sad that my wrestling career is towards its end? Well, yeah, because this has been my life for 20 years. But I think I can continue to help some of the younger guys get over and develop and find out who they are then find a pleasant transition for myself. I’m not quite in the old folks’ home yet, I’ve still got more to do.”
Other topics discussed include Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker at SummerSlam, his feud with Ryback and more.
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