WWE Responds to Big Show Online Death Hoax
The Associated Press reported the following today:
AP FACT CHECK: WWE wrestler Big Show not dead
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A story reported by a blog called “WWE” that claimed professional wrestling star “Big Show” had died in a car accident is false.
Chris Bellitti, a spokesman for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., (WWE) said Tuesday that the “Big Show,” whose real name is Paul Donald Wight II, is alive and well. He also said the blog site is not affiliated with the legitimate WWE site.
On Dec. 10, the short, poorly written blurb claimed the star had been admitted to a hospital and died.
On Monday, the 44-year-old tweeted a photograph of himself training in the gym. The tweet was reposted by WWE’s official Twitter account.
Below is the photo, which we posted earlier in the week:
— Big Show (@WWETheBigShow) December 26, 2016