WWE Confirms The Big Show Is Alive Following Online Death Hoax
In a year that has claimed so many celebrities, it’s a relief to be able to report that The Big Show is not dead. In fact, WWE has confirmed that the superstar is “alive and well”.
As it turns out, The Big Show is the latest celebrity to become the victim of an online death hoax, following in the footsteps of Britney Spears, who was falsely reported dead on Monday after Sony’s Twitter account was hacked with an “RIP” message. Similar to Britney’s supposed “death”, the fake news report claimed The Big Show had died in a car accident.
WWE spokesman Chris Bellitti, however, verified that The Big Show is perfectly fine. Hell, he’s actually getting into the best shape of his career, in preparation for his match against Shaquille O’Neal at Wrestlemania 33.
— Big Show (@WWETheBigShow) December 26, 2016
I have no loving idea how that match will turn out, but given that The Big Show is the guy WWE turns to for big outsider celebrity angles (such as the Floyd Mayweather deal at Wrestlemania 24 and, to a MUCH lesser extent, Akebono at Wrestlemania 21), I would imagine there’s going to be some sort of plan in place to smoke-and-mirrors that match into something watchable.
As for the hoax, the spread of fake news is getting genuinely distressing these days. Sure, the stories tend to be outed for their falseness, eventually. But the stories still inflict damage. Here’s hoping we get fewer death hoaxes in 2017, although I suppose I’ll take hoaxes over anyone actually dying.
But what do you think of The Big Show vs. Shaq at Wrestlemania 33? Sound off in the comments!
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