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The Big Show Reveals Original WrestleMania 24 Plans With Floyd Mayweather & Why They Changed

January 1, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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On the first installment of WWE Film Room, featuring the Big Show, Show spoke about his WrestleMania 24 match against Floyd Mayweather, Jr., the original plans for the match and why they changed. Here are the highlights, courtesy of wrestlinginc.com

On Booking The Match: “I think this came about within a couple of weeks after that incident went down.” Big Show continued, “Vince [McMahon] got together with Mayweather’s crew and they put together a plan and this is something that Mayweather wanted to do.”

On Original Plans Changing: “It’s funny,” The Big Show said, “the original thing was supposed to be a tag. It was supposed to be, I think, Batista and Rey against Floyd and myself. Rey got hurt. Batista got hurt. And then, it manifested into ‘Giant vs. Boxer’.”

On His Excitement at WrestleMania 24: “That was amazing for me because I remember throwing up that chokeslam, that signal there, and the pyro went. I didn’t even know I was getting pyro, so when the pyro went off, like, I’m hyped now, pacing back and forth right now. I mean, I could pull the trunk off a Buick right now, I’m telling you. I’m excited.”

On Mayweather’s Expensive Outfit: “I think his outfit that he’s wearing right there cost more than probably the first house I bought.” The Big Show added, “I’ll be honest with you, that’s full mink or something like that. It’s like mink and some kind of exotic lizard leather or something.”

On Praise For Mayweather: “[Mayweather] understands the one part of our business that’s very important for characters and I tell the young guys all the time, ‘you’ve got to have a presence. You’ve got to be able to walk into a room and command a room. You’ve got to be able to walk down that entrance and command the entrance. Mayweather, you could tell, he just ate it up. I didn’t know how Floyd was going to work in front of 70,000 people.” The Big Show continued, “I didn’t know if he’d go into business for himself. He was a better pro in the ring than some guys that I’ve been in the ring with that have trained for this and done this for years.”

On How He Views The Match: “I lost, which I don’t really count winning and losing.” The Big Show said, “I care about trying to tell good stories and have good matches. It was one of the best things I’ve been a part of in my career.”