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On this date in WWE history: The Big Show makes his WWF debut

Vince McMahon hires Paul Wight to take out Stone Cold Steve Austin at "St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House", and it backfires.

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Historically speaking, that cramped little space under the ring is a pretty happening place. Aside from Hornswoggle's one bedroom flat, that's where Kane keeps his portal to hell, the production team keeps its tables, and B. Brian Blair keeps a spare mask.

It's also the place where former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) superstar Paul Wight, later renamed "The Big Show," would make his World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debut.

Rise above canvas.

Vince McMahon hired Wight to help him defeat "Stone Cold" Steve Austin during their steel cage main event at St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House on February 14, 1999, a bout that would determine the number one contender to the WWF title.

Well, Wight did exactly what he was contracted to do, tearing up through the floor and throwing Austin into the cage. Unfortunately, the cage gave way and Austin hit the floor, automatically making him the winner and heir to the throne.

See it all go down, in the video clip below:

14 years later and The Big Show is still a main eventer.


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