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Big Show's height is 6ft 11in (211 cm)

Peak height was 7ft 0in (213 cm)
American wrestler Paul Wight. He has said "I'm 7 foot and Andre was about 7ft 1, 7ft 2".


Big Show with Kelly Kelly
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203cm says on 18/Oct/14
Big Show is not over 6ft8.I saw him,but unfortunatelly I dont have a picture,I'm myself 6ft8 and he was eye to eye with me.Next time I see him,I will take the picture.The reason why he looks taller is because he is wearing the lifts in his boots.Boots give him 2-3 extra inches.
And when he encountered Shaq on WWE,he was wearing lifts to make him appear 6'10-11.
I know you might hardly take this,but I'm telling you what I saw with my own eyes.
So,due to Big Show's height,I will put Kevin Nash at 6'6,Undertaker,6'5.5,Kane about the same...
JT says on 17/Oct/14
Click Here Shaq's still going to be taller including compared to a peak Big Show.

Here’s Khali with a guy (Greg Clausen) who claims 6’11” Click Here Clausen played b-ball and was listed at 6’11” in college and in the NBA D-league. Considering he’s standing in front of Khali he’s probably more 6’10”.

Here’s Khali standing next to a Chevy Suburban/Tahoe, which is just about 6’5” tall Click Here
VKid says on 17/Oct/14
I think he was a legit 7'1" or even 7'1.5" in his prime.
With the big boots in WCW > 7'3".
Started to gain weight when he started to lose hair though.
Had surpassed 500lb mark twice which costs him some height.
Nowadays maybe still over 6'11" but the aweful posture makes him look like 6'10".
His huge forehead(only smaller than Andre I think)makes him looks shorter than he actually is when standing toe to toe with other tall guys.
Alex 6'0 says on 17/Oct/14
Clay, yea legit 7'0 plus bigger boots he was prob 7'2 in footwear and could have appeared 7'4 in his WCW days. They then dropped his billed height to 7'2 when he came to WWF in 1999
The A-List says on 17/Oct/14
Big Show is 6'11'' at the least. He looked 6'11.75 next to Shaq and almost as tall as (The) Great khali. In comparison He always looked taller than Andre and in some pictures it looks about 2'' between the two. 6'9-6'10'' sounds BS.
CaptainSpaulding says on 16/Oct/14
7'0.5" prime. Currently 6'11.5" I'd say.
Clay says on 15/Oct/14
One thing about the Show when he was in WCW was that long hair, and possibly chunkier footwear. I have no doubts he has lost some height, but he also appeared taller with the hair, posture, footwear etc. Legitimtely 7'2'' in boots=7'4'' billing in WCW.
Alex 6'0 says on 14/Oct/14
Miko, Jericho ive seen in person waiting online to meet him from a few feet away and he looked 5'9 range to maybe 5'9.5 but comparing someone that height to Big Show is hard. When we compare the taller guys who are more in Big Show's height range to him we better estimates like Shaq, Khali, etc
miko says on 12/Oct/14
Big Show at maximum posture with 5'9.5 Chris Jericho (NOT 5'8 as that is utter garbage).

As we can see Show is around 14 inches taller than Chris, which would put him somewhere between 6'11 and 7'0.

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Logic says on 11/Oct/14
Big Show & Mark Henry standing with Jon "Bones" Jones........ Jones is barefooted.

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The same video from a different angle.

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Jones height is listed at 6'4" and the Big Show looks to have 6"-7" on him. Jones has had his photo taken with other tall guys such as Shaq and Charles Barkley.
James B says on 11/Oct/14
I'd like to see how a prime Sid Eudy and prime big show would fair in a wrestling match?
Danimal says on 11/Oct/14
Clay says on 10/Oct/14
Danimal says on 8/Oct/14
Greg says on 7/Oct/14
Big Show seems to be the exception to the ridiculous over-billing of pro wrestlers. I think we can all agree this guy was 6'11'' absolute bare minimum at his peak.

He was probably around 7'0.5" at his peak. Today, I honestly don't think he looks over 6'10". He was so much longer in his prime. Just appears to have become compressed. Ironically, he's at the same age that Andre was when he passed away and we all know how much height he lost by that point.

2.5 inches?! 7'0-7'0.5 prime, 6'11-6'11.5 on a good day nowadays. A giant like Khali I see losing a half inch or so at 40+ as well.

Honestly, yeah, he looks to be no taller than 6'11" today and that's being generous imo (I see him as closer to 6'10"-6'10.5" today). His peak, he was at least 7'0.5". So, I'd settle for 1.5"-2" height loss. Remember, he carried over 500 pounds for a long time clay and he's taken some serious beatings in the last 20 years. He just doesn't tower men (especially the tall ones) like he did in the WCW.
Danimal says on 11/Oct/14
Alex 6'0 says on 9/Oct/14
Danimal, yea and even early 2000s looked solid 7'0 range. These last years he looks no more than 6'11. Can even look 6'10 range though I doubt he'd measure that low

BTW Alex, you and I both noticed that Taker started looking shorter in the early 2000's (2002ish) and coincidentally, not long after that, so did Big Show start looking shorter.
Danimal says on 11/Oct/14
Alex 6'0 says on 9/Oct/14
Danimal, yea and even early 2000s looked solid 7'0 range. These last years he looks no more than 6'11. Can even look 6'10 range though I doubt he'd measure that low

Yeah, he got to the WWF (at the time) in January 1999 and was still at his peak height. I remember his facing off against Kane at that time who wore MASSIVE platform heels and Big Show still had several inches on him even then. Today, Big Show just doesn't tower talls guys like that anymore. I provided 2 pics of him with 2 6'6" men in the WCW and he had over a half a foot on them.
Greg says on 10/Oct/14
We how have strong evidence that Undertaker is currently 6'6'' and Kevin Nash is 6'8'' because of their pictures with Ali Baba and Rob respectively, and these were two guys who were in the ring with Big Show at one time or another. What makes peak heights difficult to pinpoint is that we don't know how much taller Undertaker and Nash were back in the '90s. With that being said, I feel that anything over 7 foot for Big Show is too much, I just don't think they would bill him anything under his real height, if he was 7'0.5'' then he certainly would have been billed at 7'1''+. My peak heights for these three would be:

Undertaker: 6'7''

Nash: 6'9''

Big Show: 7'0''
BorkLaser says on 10/Oct/14
At his prime I can easily see him at 7'1" or 7'2" even. Now 6'11" seems accurate. He's a heavy guy and he's mostly torso (doesn't really have long legs for someone his height) so it would make sense that he would lose a lot more height over the day than others thanks to the size of his back.
Clay says on 10/Oct/14
Danimal says on 8/Oct/14
Greg says on 7/Oct/14
Big Show seems to be the exception to the ridiculous over-billing of pro wrestlers. I think we can all agree this guy was 6'11'' absolute bare minimum at his peak.

He was probably around 7'0.5" at his peak. Today, I honestly don't think he looks over 6'10". He was so much longer in his prime. Just appears to have become compressed. Ironically, he's at the same age that Andre was when he passed away and we all know how much height he lost by that point.

2.5 inches?! 7'0-7'0.5 prime, 6'11-6'11.5 on a good day nowadays. A giant like Khali I see losing a half inch or so at 40+ as well.
Alex 6'0 says on 9/Oct/14
Danimal, yea and even early 2000s looked solid 7'0 range. These last years he looks no more than 6'11. Can even look 6'10 range though I doubt he'd measure that low
Danimal says on 8/Oct/14
Just a reminder of how much taller he was in his prime (1995-1999)

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Danimal says on 8/Oct/14
Greg says on 7/Oct/14
Big Show seems to be the exception to the ridiculous over-billing of pro wrestlers. I think we can all agree this guy was 6'11'' absolute bare minimum at his peak.

He was probably around 7'0.5" at his peak. Today, I honestly don't think he looks over 6'10". He was so much longer in his prime. Just appears to have become compressed. Ironically, he's at the same age that Andre was when he passed away and we all know how much height he lost by that point.
Danimal says on 8/Oct/14
Alex 6'0 says on 8/Oct/14
At 42 you usually don't lose height but Big Show is a very very large man so with all that size and weight you'll lose height faster than someone else.

Plus, he's been taking some major tumbles in the ring in the last 20 years. All of that does compress the spine.
Clay says on 8/Oct/14
Greg says on 7/Oct/14
Big Show seems to be the exception to the ridiculous over-billing of pro wrestlers. I think we can all agree this guy was 6'11'' absolute bare minimum at his peak.

Absolutely just look at the man. He was nothing under 7 feet in his prime years of late teens-20's IMO.
Alex 6'0 says on 8/Oct/14
At 42 you usually don't lose height but Big Show is a very very large man so with all that size and weight you'll lose height faster than someone else.
Greg says on 7/Oct/14
Big Show seems to be the exception to the ridiculous over-billing of pro wrestlers. I think we can all agree this guy was 6'11'' absolute bare minimum at his peak.
James B says on 2/Oct/14
Lets hope rob that big Paul never sees this height page.
Attitude says on 2/Oct/14
I actually meant to say at least 2 and regretted not saying 3 or 4 since Nash had his head reach Wight's brow area. My bad.

But much taller than Nash. 7 feet I believe was his peak height easily.
Kourosh177cm says on 29/Sep/14
rob hes too young to lose height. hes only 42 years old!!!
[Editor Rob: guys like these are exceptions, wrestling is going to hurt some people's joints more than normal. You are lucky if you get to age 50 without any loss.]
Danimal says on 29/Sep/14
lion says on 27/Sep/14
For me the comparisons with Shaq puts him at 6'11 but maybe he lost more height by now.

He was over 7'0" in his WCW days (1995-1999).
Danimal says on 29/Sep/14
Attitude says on 29/Sep/14
Looked two inches taller than Nash in his prime
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Closer to 3"
James B says on 29/Sep/14
There looks 3 inches between Nash and the giant
miko says on 29/Sep/14
Show looked to be on average around 3 inches taller than Nash in WCW, but that included a slight footwear advantage.

Big Show at 7'0 or just under, and Nash at somewhere around the 6'9/6'9.5 area I can buy.
Attitude says on 29/Sep/14
Looked two inches taller than Nash in his prime
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lion says on 27/Sep/14
For me the comparisons with Shaq puts him at 6'11 but maybe he lost more height by now.
James B says on 27/Sep/14
Miko- Rob thinks Chris Jericho could be nearer 5'9 flat than 5'9 1/2

In that pic with Wade he ain't standing at his tallest making appear 5'8-5'9 range.

Barrett could measure 194cm or 195cm like Alex said.
Clay says on 27/Sep/14
Swagger and Barret I would both give 6'5''.
Goliat says on 27/Sep/14
Big Show is 6ft7.5 max....i don't get it how do you think he is 6ft11
Do you even know how the person with that height look like?
Probably not!
James B says on 27/Sep/14
Mark Henry looks under 6ft3 here

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miko says on 27/Sep/14
Barrett is over 6'5. He's always taller than 6'4 guys.

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Lowest I can go for Swagger is 6'4.5, he's not as low as a flat 6'4.
lion says on 27/Sep/14
He could pass for 6'11 as he stood tall with Shaq
James B says on 27/Sep/14
Alex 6'0 says on 26/Sep/14
James, Swagger and Barrett are in the 6'4-6'5 range. Can be anywhere from 6'4-6'5 looking at them. 6'4.5 and 6'4.75 are good guesses as they're in that range.

Goes to show alex just how tall the 6'4-6'5 range is. A legit/strong 196cm on WWE TV would look massive.
Alex 6'0 says on 26/Sep/14
James, Swagger and Barrett are in the 6'4-6'5 range. Can be anywhere from 6'4-6'5 looking at them. 6'4.5 and 6'4.75 are good guesses as they're in that range.
James B says on 25/Sep/14
Clay if he's 6'3 what does that make Jack Swagger? 6'4.5?
Clay says on 22/Sep/14
James - No I don't think he's a true 6'4'' but he's for sure 6'3''.
James B says on 21/Sep/14
Miko maybe.......

Cesaro 6'3.5
Wade Barrett 6'4.75
Jack Swagger 6'4.5

Just a guess though
miko says on 20/Sep/14
Cesaro at a flat 6'3 would be bad news for Barrett/Swagger.

I think he's closer to 6'4 than people would expect.
James B says on 19/Sep/14
Clay do u agree no way is cesaro is 6'4
Clay says on 18/Sep/14
Hulk actually looks a few MM's taller to me there, but he's 6'3'' and change still im sure.
Jesse36 says on 18/Sep/14
Probably 7'0 or 7'1 becaus he is not that much shorter than Shaq
Alex 6'0 says on 17/Sep/14
Ok Bass is 6'6.25 if he didn't grow anymore. Big Show is bit closer to camera so that'll make up a fraction. He looks between 6'10 and 6'11 there.
Smarty says on 16/Sep/14
Here is my estimations of Paul Wight's height over the years:

Peak was: 7'0.75" Barefoot, 7'2.25" In boots
Today's height: 6'11.25" Barefoot, 7'0" In boots
James B says on 16/Sep/14
Yep dead on even with 6'3 hulk hogan in this pic.
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I think we can rule 6'4 out for cesaro
Logic says on 16/Sep/14
miko says on 15/Sep/14
Big Show with 6'8 Brandon Bass....

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Bass's height is listed at 6'6.25" without his shoes on.

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Here is another photo of Brandon Bass and the Big Show.

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You cannot see their shoes but you can see most of their legs. Big show looks to have good posture and Bass appears to have a slightly hunched/slouched posture but the camera tilt does favor Bass. Though, I would think that Bass's camera advantage tilt is probably largely canceled out by his poorer posture.

All things considered, to me, the Big Show looks to be around 6'11" in that photo.
JT says on 16/Sep/14
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Erick Dampier (#25, far left) is listed at 6’11” and apparently measured that height without shoes in 1996. He is closer to the camera than Bass. The other guy DeSagana Diop is listed at 6’11” and did measure 6’10” without shoes in 2001.
JT says on 16/Sep/14
miko says on 15/Sep/14
Big Show with 6'8 Brandon Bass....

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Bass measured 6'6.25" barefoot back in 2004. He was around 19 at the time. We can speculate whether he grew a bit more since then but that's the height we have. There should be a few pics of Bass with 7 footers to compare. For reference, it's probably about 5.5" from Big Show's eyes to the top of his head.
James B says on 16/Sep/14
Cesaro is not 6'4 more like 6'3

Interviewing hulk hogan
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tRLBjAwMw9I

With jack swagger
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dmRKHCCrj9g

With Kane
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wzKxCVNsF5U

With wade Barrett
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PugdA7ZFgWk


This could be inaccurate but just going by those videos I'd guess.........

Cesaro 6'3
Hulk hogan 6'3.25
Jack Swagger 6'4
Wade Barrett 6'5.5
Kane 6'6.5

Wade Barrett though I think in reality is 196cm tops.
Vegas says on 16/Sep/14
7 minute mark onwards. i think we can safely rule out 6'8 for harper anyway Click Here
miko says on 15/Sep/14
Big Show with 6'8 Brandon Bass....

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miko says on 15/Sep/14
Cesaro is around 6'4, he was barely shorter next to Swagger, both in military posture. Swagger is around 6'5 or at worst a hair under it.
Danimal says on 12/Sep/14
cdk28 says on 12/Sep/14
PEAK WAS 7'0.5" BAREFOOT 7'2" IN BOOTS
NOW 6'10.75" BAREFOOT 6'11.5" IN BOOTS

I can live with that (except for all your CAPS).
James B says on 12/Sep/14
Is Swagger 6'4.5 or 6'4.75 not sure?
cdk28 says on 12/Sep/14
PEAK WAS 7'0.5" BAREFOOT 7'2" IN BOOTS
NOW 6'10.75" BAREFOOT 6'11.5" IN BOOTS
SaveUsY2J says on 11/Sep/14
Yeah, it's strange, Cesaro has an extremely lanky build which you'd more expect to find on a 6'7+ guy, but he was noticeably shorter than Jack Swagger who is 6'5 or close to it, so 6'3 range is what I'd guess for him.
James B says on 10/Sep/14
Cesaro can't be over 6'3 if he's dead on the same with Sheamus.

It's kinda weird that both sheamus and cesaro give a slightly taller impression than Orton.
Guy B says on 10/Sep/14
I've seen Big Show in person and I would say he's around 6'11" or 7'0". When he stood next to Shaquille O'Neal, there was only an inch or two difference between the two, so I'm leaning towards 6'11".
SaveUsY2J says on 9/Sep/14
Even excluding Sheamus' thick upswept hair Orton only looks an inch taller. He also looks identical with Cesaro who is at least 6'3 and may be a fraction over it.
James B says on 9/Sep/14
Dont forget sheamus's hairstyle
SaveUsY2J says on 8/Sep/14
Well Sheamus is only an inch shorter than Randy Orton so looks a comfortable 6ft3 in my eyes...
Clay says on 8/Sep/14
khali probably is a little under 7'1'' evening James.
James B says on 7/Sep/14
As I suspected those pics prove khali could be under 7ft1 cause back in 2009 big show was probably no taller than 6'11.5.

I am not sure about 6'3 for Sheamus?
RoelC says on 6/Sep/14
Red183 says on 6/Sep/14
Show looked to have thicker soles on his boots than Khali there.

They only looked marginally thicker to me. Maybe half an inch advantage.
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Shave Khali's head bald, and there would be less then an inch between them
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And these pics were from there match at Backlash April 2008. A year before Show's encounter with Shaq in September 2009.

With a big footwear advantage Big Show could actually look as tall as Khali.
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James B says on 6/Sep/14
Khali probably drops under 7ft1 depending on time of day
SaveUsY2J says on 6/Sep/14
@James B, I think Del Rio is probably 6'2.5"- he's very close in height to 6'3" Sheamus:

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He's booked to attend this year's Winter LFCC though, so hopefully Rob will get a photo with him?
[Editor Rob: there's a few wrestlers I didn't bother with over the years, but this guy I should probably get.]
Alex 6'0 says on 6/Sep/14
Bud, yea with Khali in those faceoffs they had in 2006 and in the pic you posted Big Show only looked an inch shorter and was 7'0 I think. With Shaq is 2009 he looked more 6'11.5ish and today no more than 6'11 flat.
Bud says on 6/Sep/14
In the past he looked 7ft with Khali Click Here
James B says on 5/Sep/14
Actually 6'4 flat in normal sized footware
James B says on 5/Sep/14
Hogans 6'3 not 6'4.5
James B says on 4/Sep/14
Pics can be deceiving here looks 6'2 with Cena

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cena may have footwear/posture advantage so Del Rio could be 6'2 1/2?
James B says on 4/Sep/14
Del Rio looks a legit 6'4 compared to Triple H and john cena in the press conference photo below.

Always thought Del Rio looked a flat 6'2.
Vegas says on 4/Sep/14
thing about photos is people can also look taller than they are supposed to look if you only focus on one image.

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rob has david arquette @ 177cm which i think is fair Click Here
rob has trace adkins at 198cm which going by how he measures up next to penn jillette in cowboy boots is probably a tad too high but nonetheless Click Here
Vegas says on 4/Sep/14
del rio looks way too tall in that shot having met him in person twice, puts both khali and show well under 7ft.

i haven't seen the video of that press conference because i was on my way to the states when it was airing live but here is a full length shot. show seems closer to the camera but that more along the lines of how del rio and big show would measure up based on having met both out of gear Click Here
JT says on 4/Sep/14
Logic, Hogan may be a little closer to the camera than Mark Henry. Their body mass looks about the same when in reality Henry outweighs him by probably 125-150 lbs. Henry is probably around 6’2” but his height seems to fluctuate depending on his footwear. He can look as tall as 6’4” Conan O’Brien. Click Here The high camera angle here Click Here slightly favors ~ 6’2.5” Reigns since he’s farthest from the camera yet Henry’s still taller by at least an inch.

Red, Hogan’s clearly closer to the camera in that Wrestlemania press conference photo with Big Show. Hogan’s even a bit closer to the camera than Triple H, whose standing in front of Show. Khali’s also a little closer to the camera than Show, since Khali’s head comes out a little longer than Show’s when it’s actually around an inch smaller. Khali would still have Show by at least an inch with comparable posture though.
Clay says on 2/Sep/14
Khali is still holding on to 7'1'' based on that.
Logic says on 2/Sep/14
Hopefully, the link will work this time.

If Mark Henry is 6'3" today then how tall is Hulk Hogan today?
Mark Henry standing with Hulk Hogan.... Hogan isn't even standing fully straight.

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James B says on 2/Sep/14
Next to Khali in that pic looks 6'11.5. I wonder if Khali is more 7'0.5 though which would make sense if Show is 6'11.
Logic says on 2/Sep/14
If Mark Henry is 6'3" today then how tall is Hulk Hogan today?

Mark Henry standing with Hulk Hogan.... Hogan isn't even standing fully straight.

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Roman Reigns and Mark Henry...... there doesn't appear to be much of a height difference in this photo between the two men.

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Also, is Reigns standing a little farther back/behind Mark Henry and the Big Show?

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CM PUNK says on 1/Sep/14
I DONT THINK HE HAS EVER BEEN A TRUE 7 FOOT. HE BE 6'11-6'11.5" BAREFOOT HIS WHOLE CAREER
James B says on 31/Aug/14
Reigns looks 6'1.75 compared to big show and mark henry. Henry judging from that pic looks 6'3.
JT says on 30/Aug/14
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Big Show’s torso is unusually long relative to the length of his legs, so his bending at the waist lowers the top of his head more than it would for a guy the same height with longer legs. Click Here Not saying he’d still measure a full 7’0” today but this is probably why he can give the impression of standing around 6’10” or so. Plus his eyes are set around an inch lower on his head than it is on the head of a normal sized person.
Alex 6'0 says on 30/Aug/14
At Big Show's age of 42 usually Id say a guy wouldn't have shrunk but Big Show being such a large man all that weight over the years has made him shrink a little.
Alex 6'0 says on 30/Aug/14
If 6'2.5 was morning for Reigns then closer to 6'2-6'2.25 would be his height but we don't know how early those measurements are taken.
Logic says on 30/Aug/14
Vegas says on 30/Aug/14
towered over 6'2.5 nfl combine measured roman reigns at the end of smackdown last night. that reigns measurment must be early morning because it looked roughly 9-10 inches between the two
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How tall is Mark Henry? 6'2"- 6'3"???? The Big show looks to have around 8" or so on him.
James B says on 30/Aug/14
I agree Vegas roman reigns really does not look over 6'2 to me. Even 6'1.75 is possible for Reigns if big show is 6'11.
Vegas says on 30/Aug/14
towered over 6'2.5 nfl combine measured roman reigns at the end of smackdown last night. that reigns measurment must be early morning because it looked roughly 9-10 inches between the two
Alex 6'0 says on 29/Aug/14
I agree with the updated listing. Def. a solid 7'0 peak. Today and over the last few years doesn't look over 6'11. Looked 6'11 with Shaq a few years ago
Clay says on 28/Aug/14
I think the 6'11'' listing for these days is alright, and the peak at 7'0. Well done, Ron.
James B says on 28/Aug/14
Alex pointed out that there was only 2 inches between big show and Kevin at sold out 1998
Logic says on 27/Aug/14
Big Show standing with pro tennis players Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga


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Rob has Rafael Nadal's height listed at 6'.50". Though, I have seen Nadal's height listed at 6'1" and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's height listed at 6'2".


Personally, I think that Big Show is probably around 6'11" today when he stands with very good posture but he can look 6'10" when he stands with a more relax posture. Though, I believe that he was probably 7' and perhaps even a little over that at his peak.
James B says on 27/Aug/14
Rob I don't see over 3cm between the 2 men in that photo would you agree? He looks 6'10 in comparison.

I mean Kevin Nash himself could be just shy of 6'9 these days
[Editor Rob: today I thin 6ft 11 is probably his range, but as low as 6ft 10?

He's still a really bulky guy. A standing height of 6ft 9-10 at times yes...a measured height in that range? I would be surprised.]
James B says on 27/Aug/14
Rob there only looks 1 inch between Nash and Big show here
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[Editor Rob: there is probably a solid chance big show today is around 6ft 11.]
Alex 6'0 says on 26/Aug/14
James B, yea he does look a bit shorter than 2006. He looked his tallest in WCW and early 2000s in WWE. Mid 2000s looked a bit less and today even a bit more less. Is a possible 7'0 peak and today 6'10-6'10.5? I don't think he'd measure 6'10 but anything is possible
James B says on 26/Aug/14
Alex 6'0 says on 25/Aug/14
Joe isn't quite a full 6'5. More weaker 6'5 at 6'4.5-6'4.75. That looks over 5 inches between them. Big Show would be looking 6'10-6'10.5 with Joe. We don't even know how much Big Show's boots are compared to Joe's footwear. Likely just a a small fraction more. Boots give what 1.5 inches and he's prob in sneakers that give 1-1.3 range so its pretty minimal footwear advantage and has a slight camera advantage but not standing very straight.


Clearly big show is shorter than he was in2006
Alex 6'0 says on 25/Aug/14
Joe isn't quite a full 6'5. More weaker 6'5 at 6'4.5-6'4.75. That looks over 5 inches between them. Big Show would be looking 6'10-6'10.5 with Joe. We don't even know how much Big Show's boots are compared to Joe's footwear. Likely just a a small fraction more. Boots give what 1.5 inches and he's prob in sneakers that give 1-1.3 range so its pretty minimal footwear advantage and has a slight camera advantage but not standing very straight.
James B says on 25/Aug/14
Rob thought that Joe was not a legit 6'5 so most likely his true barefoot height would be 6'4.75.

In that photo there looks about 5 inches between big show and joe since his head comes close to big shows eye level. Sure Joe has camera advantage but take into account his footware disadvantage, poorer posture and legs spread apart big show looks a fair bit under 7ft in that pic.

Imagine how much closer Joe would look to big shows his height in that pic if he wore wrestling boots and stood with better posture.
Danimal says on 25/Aug/14
RoelC says on 21/Aug/14
Big Show is currently saying he's at his lightest in 15 years. In June he claimed 425lbs for himself in an interview. Today he looks to be ~400lbs.

I still remember what he looked like in the mid 90's when he just joined the WCW (Below 400 and above 7'0" at that time).
Logic says on 24/Aug/14
MLB player David Freese standing beside of the Big Show.

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Freese's height is listed at 6'2"
Connor lovell says on 24/Aug/14
I say big show weighs 400 lbs. and stands 6'10"
Rick says on 24/Aug/14
Joe is closer to the camera.
Logic says on 24/Aug/14
A different photo of Joe Manganiello standing with the Big Show.

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Rob has Joe's height at 6'5". If that is true, then to me, Joe's eye level looks to be around 6'. The Big Show's wrestling boots probably give him a height boost over Joe. And thus, in my opinion, 6'0 will come a good inch above the bottom of the Big Show's chin..... and possibly higher than that.
Daddy says on 24/Aug/14
Does anyone have a good photo of Big Show standing by Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, all with decent posture? From watching their matches on Raw, Main Event and Smackdown!, I'm putting Harper at 6'4.5", Rowan at 6'6.75" and Show at 6'11.5" for now. But I'd like a better view. Anyone?

P.S. Who else couldn't believe it when Rowan slammed Show??! Show is legit 400+lb, and Rowan scoop slammed him!!!!
Alex 6'0 says on 22/Aug/14
Arnold is likely as low as 5'11 today. Big Show looks near a foot taller
SaveUsY2J says on 22/Aug/14
@Alex, Rob has met that actress (her name is Karen Gillan) and she's 5'10ish barefoot so I'd assume she's around 5'11.75 in the heels she's wearing.

Show's got a lot of height on Joe Manganiello in that photo Andrea just posted, I think 6'11 is probably accurate for him nowadays, but I'd guess a solid 7ft in his prime.
miko says on 22/Aug/14
Show is a guy that needs to be standing perfectly straight to reach his full height due to his huge upper body. I seriously doubt he'd measure under 6'11 today. I've no doubt he is 7'0 or slightly over straight out of bed.
Andrea says on 21/Aug/14
Maybe this picture is more interesting?
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Alex 6'0 says on 21/Aug/14
I think Big Show can pass as a 6'10 guy sometimes yes but I think he'd measure 6'11 range today.

That lady I assume is 5'11 in heels since she says almost 6'0
RoelC says on 21/Aug/14
Big Show is currently saying he's at his lightest in 15 years. In June he claimed 425lbs for himself in an interview. Today he looks to be ~400lbs.
Andrea says on 21/Aug/14
Rob, what's the utility of that photo? He certainly doesn't look a big 7 foot guy if she is like 182-183 as she says in the comment...
[Editor Rob: what do you mean? It was at a wizard world convention. Yeah he doesn't look a 7 footer there, although knowing his head size is harder as it is probably squashed a bit.]
James B says on 21/Aug/14
Next to the wyatts he does not look 7ft.
Logic says on 20/Aug/14
I misplaced my decimal point because I meant to type," I would guess that Shaq's current height is probably somewhere around 7'.50" barefooted. And the Big Show's height is around 6'11"."
Luke says on 20/Aug/14
I doubt Big Show is under 6'11''
Editor Rob says on 20/Aug/14
Here is karen gillan with Big show
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James B says on 19/Aug/14
Overall today Big Show looks like a 6ft10 guy
James B says on 19/Aug/14
Last night big show did not dominate the wyatts in terms of height at all. A 1998 big show would have made them look small though.
Clay says on 18/Aug/14
Alex 6'0 says on 17/Aug/14
When has Shaq ever claimed anything other than 7'1? I heard he said on howard stern he was 6'11.5 but saw no proof of that. Khali was measured at 7'0.5 from what I have read

I have heard about that Khali measurement, but that was just hearsay from Dave Meltzer Alex (if we're thinking about the same one). Khali was measured at 7'1'' when he got his tumour removed. 7'0.5-7'1 does seem right.
Alex 6'0 says on 18/Aug/14
Lebron James was measured 6'7.25 too
Logic says on 18/Aug/14
I would seriously doubt that Shaq's height is under 7' barefooted. Lebron's height without shoes was supposedly 6' 7.25". And to me, Shaq looks to be around 5" - 5.5" taller than Lebron. Personally, I would guess that Shaq's current height is probably somewhere around 7'.05" barefooted. And the Big Show's height is around 6'11".

Lebron and Shaq standing back to back. To me, Shaq's shoes appear to have a little thicker heel than Lebron's shoes.

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Shaq and Lebron standing beside of each other..... I am assuming that both men were probably wearing dress shoes in this photo.

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Lebron standing with the Big Show

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RoelC says on 18/Aug/14
Alex 6'0 says on 17/Aug/14
When has Shaq ever claimed anything other than 7'1? I heard he said on howard stern he was 6'11.5 but saw no proof of that. Khali was measured at 7'0.5 from what I have read

Shaq said he was 6'11" on the Howard Stern Show (I posted the video a few years ago on YT, but it was deleted after a few days). He was joking during the entire interview and in that segment it didn't look as he was being serious.

A 6'11" Shaq wil look pretty bad for the WWE, as Shaq stood next to quite a lot of wrestlers.
James B says on 18/Aug/14
Kareem looks taller than shaq and great khali for sure
Vegas says on 18/Aug/14
ROC says on 17/Aug/14
Personally I feel that he's a hair under that.
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Alex 6'0 says on 17/Aug/14
When has Shaq ever claimed anything other than 7'1? I heard he said on howard stern he was 6'11.5 but saw no proof of that. Khali was measured at 7'0.5 from what I have read
KROC says on 17/Aug/14
They changed Shaq's predraft measurement not to long ago. It has him listed as 7ft even. Personally I feel that he's a hair under that. He's admitted to it on several occasions. He always looks shorter next to legit 7'1 players like Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Dikembe Mutumbo to name a few.
6'4.5 says on 16/Aug/14
Shaq and khali 7'1 big show 7'0 and Andre too
Logic says on 16/Aug/14
Alex 6'0 says on 16/Aug/14
If Shaq and Khali are 7'0 flat which isn't impossible it would put Big Show at 6'10.5ish in the last several years. Shaq I've always read was measured 7'1 barefoot and Khali I had read on a wrestling site was measured 7'0.5
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The only barefooted/without shoe height measurements that I have ever seen for Shaq has had him listed as being shorter than 7'1". Draftexpress, has Shaq's pre-draft height (without shoes on) listed at 7' even.

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But I believe I have seen Shaq's height without shoes measurement listed slightly higher than that. But I have never seen Shaq's barefoot/without shoe height listed at 7'1" or higher.
Alex 6'0 says on 16/Aug/14
If Shaq and Khali are 7'0 flat which isn't impossible it would put Big Show at 6'10.5ish in the last several years. Shaq I've always read was measured 7'1 barefoot and Khali I had read on a wrestling site was measured 7'0.5
James B says on 14/Aug/14
Both Shaq and Khali look more like 7ft I agree.
Alex 6'0 says on 14/Aug/14
Big Show at 6'11 and Khali and Shaq at 7'0.5 possible. Shaq is always listed 7'1 and seen 7'1 barefoot listed measurements as well. 7'0 can be possible but Id say more 7'1 than 7'0.
Alex 6'0 says on 14/Aug/14
Shaq was measured a legit 7'1. Him and Khali looked exact same in a picture together and both had the same height on Big Show. we're arguing over just an inch but I don't see Shaq at just 7'0 flat
KROC says on 14/Aug/14
No way. Shaq and Khali are both 7ft guys. So that would make Big Show somewhere between 6'10 and 6'11.
Alex 6'0 says on 13/Aug/14
Logic, 6'11-6'11.5 I have him at. He was max 2 inches shorter than Khali and Shaq who are both 7'1 guys.
Alex 6'0 says on 13/Aug/14
Big Show was billed at 506lbs in 2006 but he actually was heavier than his billed. He was reported at 530lbs which was his heaviest ever. Worst shape I see him in. Typically from 01-04 was in 450-480 range but billed at 500. Came back in 08 leaner then up and down his weight was but recent pics of him he looks more in lower 400s.
Anders says on 12/Aug/14
@arch I think 2006 was when Big Show was at his heaviest. I read online a few months ago that I revealed in an interview that during that time he was tipping the scales at 537 lbs which seems huge but then I watched some of his matches from late 2006 and couldn't get over how BIG he really was then, he had really piled on some size. Can't help thinking he was more intimidating then when he was just a huge giant who squashed anyone in his way, but he looked very unhealthy, he had the huge arms and legs and his belly was pretty massive.
Logic says on 12/Aug/14
Big Show standing with NFL player Jayson Dimanche


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Dimanche with Stephanie McMahon

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Dimanche's height seems to usually be listed at either 6'1" or 6'2". In my opinion, the Big Show's current height is around 6'11".

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Bubba says on 12/Aug/14
@JT Considering looking at the first photo Kevin is standing straight and Big Show is not and looking at second photo Big Show is closer to the camera slightly, Therefore Big Show is the same height as Kevin or he could edge him out by half an inch.
Alex 6'0 says on 12/Aug/14
How tall is Kevin Laue? It looks very close between him and Big Show
Smarty says on 11/Aug/14
Miko I do agree with you on Big Show's current listing but for me this is how I see it 6'11.5 for today's height and 7'.5 for Show's peak height.
JT says on 11/Aug/14
Here are a couple more of Big Show and Kevin Laue.
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Alex 6'0 says on 11/Aug/14
Was looking at new pics of Big Show within last few months on his facebook page and he has lost a lot of weight. He looks similar weight/size as he did in 1999 into 2000 when he weighed 420lbs and in these pics honestly looks 380-400lb range.
Alex 6'0 says on 11/Aug/14
Miko, yea 6'11.5 Id have him at too. 6'11 flat possible too but no less considering he was more around 1.5 inches shorter than both 7'1 Shaq and Khali. I really don't think he's lost more than an inch. Peak def. a solid 7'0 guy
Arch Stanton says on 11/Aug/14
I've seen a bit of Hogan in TNA and the Great Khali in recent times but I haven't really watched wrestling since about 2006 and yeah around that time Big Show look unhealthily enormous and bloated. I watched in regularly in the late 90s and early 20s in the Val Venus "big Valbowski" days LOL.
Arch Stanton says on 11/Aug/14
@ Alex, sorry for asking hehe!! I did notice you commented a lot on the big wrestler pages though and was wondering! Yeah it might be fun to be over 6 ft 7 for a day but it must be horrible long term. It's more fun observing people of extremes I think. @Sean WTF?? No need to be like that...
miko says on 11/Aug/14
I've got Big Show nailed on at 6'11.5 today, down from a 7'0 peak. It's not impossible he's lost no height but I think its more posture related, his back isn't as straight as it once was.

He certainly hasn't lost 2+ inches like a certain someone would believe, the same guy who thinks Hogan has lost 4 inches.
George says on 11/Aug/14
Olivier Richter's is probably around the same height as Ian Whyte.
Alex 6'0 says on 11/Aug/14
Looks like Olivier would edge out Big Show slightly in those pics but doesn't look 7'1.5 if we have Big Show 6'11-6'11.5 today.
Sean says on 10/Aug/14
Arch Stanton says on 10/Aug/14
@Alex. I know you said that you wouldn't want to be taller than 6'1" but I can't help but notice you regularly post on huge wrestler pages, especially Kane, and seem to have a particularly fascination with these massive men. It is simply a fascination with their size or a secret wish you were as big as them or what?

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I've seen Alex post comments on other wrestlers page like Kurt Angle, John Cena , Randy Orton and Etc. I don't know what you talking about. Maybe you have a fascination for Alex or something.
JT says on 10/Aug/14
Big Show and Kevin Laue, an essentially one-armed college b-ball player was listed at 6’11” Click Here That’s about how Bill Walton now measures up to Kareem. This is also similar to how that other claimed 6’11” guy measured up to Big Show at the Best Buy store.

Here’s another pic of Big Show and the Dutch guy (Olivier Richters) who claims 7’1.5” Click Here He looks it in other pics but not with Big Show.
RoelC says on 10/Aug/14
Logic says on 9/Aug/14
I don't if there is a footwear advantage for any of them but the Big Show is wearing his wrestling boots. Nor did I know exactly where the top of Joe's head was so I just guessed. There is a camera tilt in favor of Joe over Big Show and thus a camera tilt advantage for the Big Show over Schwarzenegger. Though Schwarzenegger is standing closer to the camera.

Nice find there Logic & JT. Those pictures were obviously taken during Monday Night Raw 2014/3/24. Here's the footwear they wore that night:
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Manganiello: Click Here
Big Show: Click Here

Out of these 3 I'd say Manganiello has the smallest footwear and Big Show the biggest.
RoelC says on 10/Aug/14
Alex 6'0 says on 9/Aug/14
Saw a video of Big Show returning on Smackdown from last night. Announced at 425lbs. He does look in the lower 400s. Could he be under 400lbs now? Hard to tell

He looked heavier than in the picture I posted from late July. He's probably ~400lbs these days.
Alex 6'0 says on 10/Aug/14
Arch, me personally 6'2 max is the tallest Id actually wanna be. I'm pretty content at 6'0. I go to a big variety of pages on this site but lately yea I been on more WWE wrestler pages, Rob's page and the user height page the most. I wouldn't say a fascination but ive always been into height/weight topic. And Id never wanna be as big as Kane, Big Show, Nash etc. If it were for one day it would be interesting to be Big Show's size but id never wanna be those guys sizes for good.
Arch Stanton says on 10/Aug/14
@Alex. I know you said that you wouldn't want to be taller than 6'1" but I can't help but notice you regularly post on huge wrestler pages, especially Kane, and seem to have a particularly fascination with these massive men. It is simply a fascination with their size or a secret wish you were as big as them or what?
Logic says on 9/Aug/14
JT says on 8/Aug/14
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Here is a different photo of the Big Show, Joe Manganiello, and Schwarzenegger.

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I don't if there is a footwear advantage for any of them but the Big Show is wearing his wrestling boots. Nor did I know exactly where the top of Joe's head was so I just guessed. There is a camera tilt in favor of Joe over Big Show and thus a camera tilt advantage for the Big Show over Schwarzenegger. Though Schwarzenegger is standing closer to the camera.

Rob has Joe's height listed at 6'5". If that is correct, the Big Show looks around 6'11" to me.


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Sean says on 9/Aug/14
I think at one point Big Show in his WCW days was much closer to 7'2'' then Shaq ever was.
Alex 6'0 says on 9/Aug/14
Saw a video of Big Show returning on Smackdown from last night. Announced at 425lbs. He does look in the lower 400s. Could he be under 400lbs now? Hard to tell
JT says on 8/Aug/14
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Alex 6'0 says on 8/Aug/14
Height181, he was in solid shape then. WM 2000 he had a good build. Still technically overweight but was solid still. No I don't have the WWE network but I have plenty of old DVDs and VHS tapes.
Alex 6'0 says on 7/Aug/14
Miko, yea at worst 6'11 today for Big Show. he did look 6'11.5 with 7'1 Shaq and Khali. People were thinking before they faced off Big Show would be 3-4 inches shorter LOL. Legit 7 footer in the past though
Alex 6'0 says on 7/Aug/14
Best I've seen Big Show look was in 1999 into early 2000. Around WM 2000 he said he really weighed 430lbs and was billed at 500lbs. As time went on he neared 500lbs and got much over it at his worst shape. At WM 2000 guy looked in good shape
Alex 6'0 says on 7/Aug/14
In that pic posted Big Show has gotten in better shape and leaned out a lot. In 1999-2000 he was in solid shape. I remember he came back in summer 2000 heavier then since then has gone up and down in weight. Mostly out of shape. The worst was 2005-2006 he was his worst out of shape Ive seen him. Came back in early 2008 a lot leaner than gained weight back again. Right now he's looking leaner and healthier. Looks in the 400-425lb range
Clay says on 7/Aug/14
Shaq might be a hair taller than Great Khali.
miko says on 6/Aug/14
He was never over 7'0, in WCW he wore big boots, had great posture and had a good head of hair which could make him appear huge. He was shorter than 7'1 Ron Reis.

Today he's bald, his boots are normal and he doesn't stand straight unless he's in a staredown with someone around his height.

I'd say he was 7'0 at his very tallest and the absolute lowest I could go is 6'11 today but I do think he could still get around 6'11.5 if he gave it everything like he did with 7'1 guys Khali and Shaq (in the first staredown).
RoelC says on 5/Aug/14
Alex 6'0 says on 3/Aug/14
Big Show was also actually in solid shape in WCW to 2000. It was after that he just got heavier and heavier. Biggest I ever seen him was in 2006 where he was legit 530lbs then leaned out and came back in early 2008 then got heavier again but today he has leaned out again but not the same as he was in his peak shape.

Big Show looks in pretty good shape today. This pic is from a few weeks ago: Click Here
That's the leanest I've seen him look since 1996. Big Show certainly wasn't in solid shape during his final years in WCW. He was severely out of shape in 1998 & early 1999.
James B says on 5/Aug/14
Height181 says on 4/Aug/14
Big show is really 7'0''? I'm not buying it.

I don't buy 7'0 today but in earlier carrier he for sure looked a 7 footer
Alex 6'0 says on 3/Aug/14
Big Show was also actually in solid shape in WCW to 2000. It was after that he just got heavier and heavier. Biggest I ever seen him was in 2006 where he was legit 530lbs then leaned out and came back in early 2008 then got heavier again but today he has leaned out again but not the same as he was in his peak shape.
James B says on 3/Aug/14
I agree back in wcw and attitude era big show looked 7ft1
Nick says on 2/Aug/14
Personally I don't think Big Show is a solid 7'0'' but he's than anyone that's 6'11'' in person.
Alex 6'0 says on 2/Aug/14
Peak solid 7'0 at least. Today 6'11
Smarty says on 2/Aug/14
I still buy Big Show as being 7'0 or a hair under it myself.
Alex 6'0 says on 2/Aug/14
Big Show has lost height but how much has he lost? 1-1.5 inches I can see but I don't see 2 or more inches at only 42 years old.
Louis says on 31/Jul/14
Big Show's real height back in wcw/early wwf looked a solid 7'1 and now he's about 6'10.5
Alex 6'0 says on 30/Jul/14
But there was a pic of Khali and Shaq looking dead on the same height. Both men I give 7'1. Big Show 6'11-6'11.5. In those 2 pictures yes Shaq looked to be slightly taller next to Big Show than Khali does but if you look at multiple pics its the same difference. Both men proved Big Show is no longer a legit 7'0 like he was once
aldo says on 30/Jul/14
6ft 11 max
Oanh says on 30/Jul/14
@James B, there is not 3" of difference between Shaq and Show. That's about 2" difference. 6'11" for Show, and 7'1" for Shaq. Today, Show looks about 6'10".
James B says on 29/Jul/14
Shaq looked taller next to big show than great khali did
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Big show 6'10.5 today
Shaq 7ft1
Great khali 6'11.5
RP says on 29/Jul/14
He was a legit 7'6"...measured 7'6.25" barefoot by the NBA
Alex 6'0 says on 28/Jul/14
He doesn't have a page here but how tall do you guys have Giant Gonzalez at? 7'4-7'5 legit wasn't he or was it 7'6?
Jeffery says on 28/Jul/14
He's definitely 6'11.5 or even close to 7'

6'11 is an understatement.
Alex 6'0 says on 28/Jul/14
He can look 6'10 range but I really wouldn't put him below 6'11 since Shaq and Khali are 7'1.
James B says on 27/Jul/14
Looking 6'10 these days.
James B says on 27/Jul/14
Looking 6'10 these days.
ab says on 26/Jul/14
lebron james making big show look 6'10 Click Here
LeBron6 says on 25/Jul/14
Dirk is 6'10 barefoot. And he looks at least as tall as big show if not taller even considering the awkward angles.
Alex 6'0 says on 23/Jul/14
Aleks Paunovic does look 6'5 or at worst maybe 6'4.5
Clay says on 21/Jul/14
6'11.5 next to Cain and Routh.
Alex 6'0 says on 20/Jul/14
Big Show looks 6'11 with 6'5 guy
Logic says on 14/Jul/14
Here is a different photo of the Big Show and Dean Cain standing with Brandon Routh

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Here is a photo of Dean Cain standing with Ric Flair

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Alex 6'0 says on 11/Jul/14
That picture of Big Show with the guy next to the doorway. The doorway I'd assume is 6'8? Big Show looks 4-5 inches taller than that in his boots. Really no less than a solid 6'11 for Big Show today. 6'11.5 seems more accurate with Shaq and Khali at 7'1.
Ali Baba says on 9/Jul/14
If Caine and Wilson are actually that tall (and I doubt they are taller than those heights) then either Paunovic is several inches shorter than he claims or he's slouching a lot. Or maybe the other two are standing on a box.
JT says on 8/Jul/14
This guy (Aleks Paunovic) is supposedly 6’5” Click Here The same guy with Dean Caine (5’11.5” per Rob) and Owen Wilson (5’10.5” per Rob) Click Here
Sean says on 5/Jul/14
Forget about the 6'11'' guy. I'd say Big Show is at 7'0.5-7'1'' Peak with footwear next to the 7'2'' guy.
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Joe says on 4/Jul/14
He looked like a solid 7'1'' next to Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan.
Alex 6'0 says on 4/Jul/14
JT, seems 6'11 range is a pretty fair estimate for Big Show today but his peak def a solid 7'0 guy for sure. Because Big Show had bad posture as the years went on we don't know when he started to really lose height.
Logic says on 3/Jul/14
Vince Arcuri, has had photos taken with numerous wrestlers.

Here is a photo of Vince Arcuri and the Big Show

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I wonder if there is a full body photo of both men standing together?

Here is a photo of Vince Arcuri standing with Bobby Heenan

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