The real father of WWE wrestler The Big Show was named Paul Wight, Sr. It was reported that Paul Wight, Sr. died in 1999 of terminal cancer, but Paul Sr. had died prior to 1999.
When it was announced in 1999 that The Big Show's father had passed away, WWE rival Big Boss Man crashed the supposed funeral, as part of a WWE stunt. It is unclear when The Big Show's father actually passed away. As of 2014, The Big Show is a seven-time world champion in both WWF and WWE. He was born in February 1972.