Including his days as The Giant for WCW, there's only a handful of people who have been as prominent in pro wrestling over the last two decades as The Big Show.
That's drawn a lot of mixed reaction, criticism and groans from wrestling fans. On the one hand, Show can be a charismatic performer, capable of laugh-out loud moments and even some of the most authentic pathos you'll find on Raw. He's undoubtedly been running himself ragged for WWE and our enjoyment for half of his life.
On the other hand, he's never been a workrate machine, he's alternatively presented as an unstoppable monster or a complete goof with little explanation for the change, and has switched alignment from good to evil so many times it's become a running joke.
He's so good at interacting with jeering fans that the "Please Retire" chants he's started getting in the past year or so seem harmless, but what does the World's Largest Athlete, think about his career in 2015.
According to an interview he gave Mayer Nissim over at Digital Spy, Show may agree with us more than you'd think.
On the subject of those chants, and his turn as Michael Cole's weekly interview subject before the Battleground pay-per-view (PPPV) where he shut Cole down for using the "r" word, he said that his recent turn in the WWE Studios film Vendetta marks a transition point in his career:
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.
Show also sees that transition as good for his ability to entertain fans on WWE television as a wrestler. Saying, "quite frankly I have been on TV too much," he discussed how he's flattered that his ability keeps him on our screens, but realizes it hurts him as "an attraction":
I think the uniqueness and the special things that I bring to WWE is sometimes a little bit downplayed because you see me every week. I think that's one of the things that will happen to me eventually. I'm going to start not being on our programming as much, not being on TV every week.
"I'm able to work, I am able to get other talent over. I am able to carry storylines. When you're good at what you do you're going to work. That's a good thing. But from the standpoint of being an attraction, sometimes too much isn't good. So it's a difficult fine line.
In a practical sense, what does that mean for his future?
I don't wanna be on the road five days a week anymore. I really don't.
I have time left on my contract here and I'll work that out, and when that contract ends I'll always be a part of WWE as long as they want me, but I think I'll go into more of a limited role.
That limited role could be on commentary, given his gift for gab. Show definitely doesn't think it should involve in-ring storytelling, though.
I've only got three moves! I've only had three moves for 20 years so I don't think I can do much more.
Check out the full interview for more on this topic, his view of his role in building new stars, talking Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker and more.
What do you think, Cagesiders? Is it time for The Big Show to start winding down his wrestling career? How do you want to see him transition from active performer to WWE ambassador?