Big Show is definitely not a fan of working WWE’s television tapings. And he doesn’t seem too fond of the ideas the Creative team comes up with for them, either.
The veteran big man was Chris Jericho’s guest on the latest Talk if Jericho podcast, and Show let loose to his old friend about house shows vs. TV.
It’s an attitude Y2J shares. Jericho’s said in the past its why he was only doing live events for a time - they’re just more fun. The 45 year old Big Show agrees, but was much more openly critical of why he doesn’t like working Raw or SmackDown filming dates.
I love the live events; I love the Friday, Saturday, Sunday live event shows.
I hate TVs. TVs I just want to bash myself in the head with a hammer, cause they’re just long, useless, time-wasting, bullsh*t days where you sit around all day for some frickin’ idea that absolutely sucks. Debating it for hours, 17,000 different inputs, you know, one or two guys laced their wrestling boots up in there live and they’re talking, and the other ones have never laced up a pair and don’t know sh*t, but for some reason they’re telling you what to do.
So, you’re just walking around baffled, going “Why are we doing this?”
I like the live events. There’s not as much BS backstage, it’s just me and the guys. I like that part. I like getting out and working.
I’ve done a lot of things were I just walk down and I knock somebody out and I leave. I hate that. I get it - I’m old, I’m beat up and they’re trying to help me out and trying to extend me, but I like getting in the ring.
I was very happy last night, I was with Luke Gallows because I ride with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. I was riding with Luke last night and I said, “Man, that is... the most fun I’ve had in awhile because I actually got to get in there and tell a story and work.”
And that’s the thing at heart — whether you like my character or not, and most of the sh*t I’ve done on TV and pay-per-view I didn’t get to pick to do anyway, so don’t be mad at me, be mad at the people that booked this sh*t — but getting in the ring, I love working.
The stuff that’s going on now, there’s a lot of change going on, there’s a lot of new talent with a lot of new opportunities. I’m OK with it, they should get the TV time, they should get the pay-per-view time. I’m totally fine with it.
Just don’t make me come on Mondays when I don’t have to do anything. That sh*t pisses me off. If I’m coming, use me, if I’m not, send me home.
Kind of makes you wonder what he thinks about being a suspect in the Enzo Amore/Big Cass mystery attacker angle, doesn’t it?
Regardless of which stories he’s talking about being “sh*t”, it’s the latest piece of evidence that the way WWE builds their television programs is unlike just about any other creative process you’ll ever hear about. It’s hard for fans to say whether or not that process works, but it definitely doesn’t sound like it’s working for Show.
Check out the whole interview on TIJ here, and let us know what you think about the World’s Largest Athlete’s critique of WWE television below.