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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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Logic says on 14/Dec/14
The Big Show's boot heel again.


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**** The Big Show's boot length is probably longer than 12", so the boot heel is possibly more than 2" thick. But to find out the ratio between the overall length of his boots to the heel thickness I just went ahead and made his boots 12" long. With that being said, the particular pair of wresting boots that the Big Show was wearing in that photo appears to have a heel thickness that is roughly 1/6th the length of his boot. So, just divide the total length of the Big Show's boot by 6 to get the heel thickness.... or a relatively close approximation.

A 12" boot length would = a 2" thick heel
A 14" boot length would = a 2.33" thick heel
A 16" boot length would equal a 2.66" thick heel and so on.


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I know that you cannot know the precise thickness of the Big Show's wrestling boot heel by that photo but in my opinion the heel thickness on those particular pair of boots was probably 2" or more.
Seagal says on 14/Dec/14
Big show's heels get brough up, so Jt mentions , it's so clear who has agenda's ( Chaz, Jt) it's ridiculous
Recovered Data says on 12/Dec/14

Logic says on 8/Dec/14


JT says on 8/Dec/14

Logic says on 7/Dec/14

....I wonder how thick the heels are on those boots? 2" or more?



They look large but in reality are probably no more than 1.5” and maybe less considering where the foot pivot point is. You can see what 1.5” and 2” soled wrestling boots actually look like. Click Here Kane, Viscera and OMG in WCW (mid-1990s) used to wear close to 2” soled boots.

If Big Show’s are 2” soles how large are Andre’s heels? Click Here And those are pretty modest heels compared to some of Andre's boots.



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In my opinion, the heels on some of the Big Show's wrestling boots look to be just as thick if not thicker than the heel on those particular pair of cowboy boots that Andre is wearing in that photo. I am guessing that the Big Show has not worn the same pair of wrestling boots throughout his entire career and I am also going to guess that he may have more than one pair of wrestling boots and that he may have different wrestling boots that have/had different sole/heel thickness.



JT says on 8/Dec/14


Logic says on 7/Dec/14

....I wonder how thick the heels are on those boots? 2" or more?



They look large but in reality are probably no more than 1.5” and maybe less considering where the foot pivot point is. You can see what 1.5” and 2” soled wrestling boots actually look like. Click Here Kane, Viscera and OMG in WCW (mid-1990s) used to wear close to 2” soled boots.

If Big Show’s are 2” soles how large are Andre’s heels? Click Here And those are pretty modest heels compared to some of Andre's boots.

Logic says on 7/Dec/14


Here is another example of just of the thick the soles are on some of the Big Show's wrestling boots.



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And here is a photo of the Big Show and Mark Henry that I had not seen before.



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Logic says on 7/Dec/14


JT says on 2/Dec/14

You could make the case that Big Show actually looks 7'2" in boots here Click Here It's one of the few times he stands without some bending at the waist. Jimmy Hart is around 5'9" and Arn Anderson around 6'0". IIRC ~7'1" Ron Reis said Big Show in big boots was taller than him. If Big Show ever surpassed 7'0" though, IMO it was just barely.



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The Big Show has been known to wear some very thick heeled wrestling boots.



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I wonder how thick the heels are on those boots? 2" or more?

miko says on 5/Dec/14


I agree that Big Show would have been quite noticeably taller than Andre, a good solid 2 inches. He aint a flat 6'10 today though.



andre says on 4/Dec/14


Big show prime was way more taller then andre the giant at wrestlemania 3



big show was real tall in wcw for sure he was 7ft but today no more then 6ft10

miko says on 2/Dec/14


It's entirely probable that Show loses anywhere up to 1.5' during the day, so he's likely still waking up well above 7'0 (probably around 7'0.5), when he's wrestling he will be at his lowest somewhere between 6'11 and 6'11.5.



What people need to remember is that in WCW he had hair, big boots and impeccable posture, he has none of these in 2014 which easily chops an inch of what you see compared to then.



miko says on 2/Dec/14


That is at least 3 inches.



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JT says on 2/Dec/14


You could make the case that Big Show actually looks 7'2" in boots here Click Here It's one of the few times he stands without some bending at the waist. Jimmy Hart is around 5'9" and Arn Anderson around 6'0". IIRC ~7'1" Ron Reis said Big Show in big boots was taller than him. If Big Show ever surpassed 7'0" though, IMO it was just barely.



Danimal says on 30/Nov/14


Vegas says on 30/Nov/14

Thats mid 1999, can anyone with a straight face really say big show looks 7'1 (over 7'2 in boots) in that shot? Click Here



What a strange pic to use in order to prove a point. The camera angle/tilt is out of wack (favoring HHH), but more importantly, it looks like an airbrush photo shop job without any of them even truly being next to one another.

Danimal says on 30/Nov/14


miko says on 29/Nov/14

Big Show is 6'10.5? I guess Kevin Nash is barely over 6'7 today then?



Don't try and outsmart me Miko. I'm not a newbie. Show me a pic (proper angle with footwear visible) of a current Big Show having 3.5" on a current Nash.



Danimal says on 30/Nov/14


Alex 6'0 says on 29/Nov/14

That pic of Big Show and Nash was in 2002 where Big Show was only 30. He was def. still at his peak.



Not so sure Alex. He seemed to start looking a bit shorter around that time.

The A-List says on 30/Nov/14


If Big Show is 6'10'' that would put Khali at 6'11-6'11.5. I highly doubt that Khali is under 7ft.



Vegas says on 30/Nov/14


Thats mid 1999, can anyone with a straight face really say big show looks 7'1 (over 7'2 in boots) in that shot? Click Here

miko says on 29/Nov/14


Big Show is 6'10.5? I guess Kevin Nash is barely over 6'7 today then?



Alex 6'0 says on 29/Nov/14


That pic of Big Show and Nash was in 2002 where Big Show was only 30. He was def. still at his peak.

Danimal says on 28/Nov/14


Rob, I believe he was taller than a flat 7'0" in the mid-late 90's. He was closer to 7'1" than he was 7'0". He stated on Conan at that time that he was 7'1" and on the Howard Stern Show in 1999 that he was 7.05", which I believe he was. Today he looks to be nothing over 6'10.5" imo.



Danimal says on 28/Nov/14


Clay says on 24/Nov/14

Show is still holding onto at least 6'11'' at the moment.



In shoes.

Logic says on 27/Nov/14


In this photo, Nash looks to have been about 2.25"- 2.5" shorter than a near peak Big Show.



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booN says on 25/Nov/14


JT: it could also be that Show wears lifts, or it could be that Nash is wearing lifts. It could also be that, like I said, Nash is raising up in that photo. Vegas shows the same match from a different angle where we can see their feet, but we don't know that it is the same moment. It could be that at the moment where Nash looks taller from the side view he's raising up, and when the picture was taken from the angle Vegas provided, he wasn't.



We can't really determine someone's height based on one photo. It's when there is photo after photo that shows a consistency. The one where Nash looks close to his height is an EXCEPTION to the norm. The norm is that Big Show looks to be a few inches taller than Nash. Even in the different angle Vegas shows, Big Show looks to be about 3 inches taller than Nash... then in the same match, but from the side view, Nash looks to be about an inch shorter... looks pretty much like Nash is raising up to me. That seems like the obvious answer to me at least.

Njp says on 25/Nov/14


Looked about 6'11" compared to Rowan last night on raw who looked around 6'8" quite comfortably.



Clay says on 24/Nov/14


Show is still holding onto at least 6'11'' at the moment.

JT says on 24/Nov/14


booN says on 22/Nov/14

That picture where Kevin Nash looks almost as tall as the Big Show proves nothing. We can't even see their feet, how do we know that Kevin isn't raising up on his toes to try to look him in the eyes? It wouldn't be the first time he did that. That seems to be the most obvious answer.



Click Here That's around a 3 inch difference considering the size of Big Show's forehead. Nash looking up also makes them look closer in height since the eyes end up at almost the same level. The height difference looked bigger 10+ years ago as well as in WCW although for Show it could be more posture-related now Click Here



booN says on 23/Nov/14


Vegas says on 23/Nov/14 "full length shot from that same tour in december 2011, show has the camera angle advantage there Click Here"



But how do we know that is the exact moment of the other one, and not before or after Nash could have been raising up? See the problem? We need to know how Nash was standing in the moment the side profile picture was taken. Otherwise, this could just be a different angle at a different time.

Vegas says on 23/Nov/14


booN says on 22/Nov/14

That picture where Kevin Nash looks almost as tall as the Big Show proves nothing. We can't even see their feet

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full length shot from that same tour in december 2011, show has the camera angle advantage there Click Here



Vegas says on 23/Nov/14


miko says on 18/Nov/14

Show was looking around 4.5/5' taller than 6'7+ Eric Rowan on RAW last night.

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ryback and big show back in 2004 at 5 minutes 22 seconds just for comparison Click Here

booN says on 22/Nov/14


That picture where Kevin Nash looks almost as tall as the Big Show proves nothing. We can't even see their feet, how do we know that Kevin isn't raising up on his toes to try to look him in the eyes? It wouldn't be the first time he did that. That seems to be the most obvious answer.



Danimal says on 18/Nov/14


James says on 3/Nov/14

rob 7'0.5 possible for big shows peak? At times he could look a little over 7ft compared to kevin nash in the 90s.

[Editor Rob: not sure if he really would have been over the mark, well apart from maybe earlier in the day, depends how much a guy this size shrinks]



But Rob, you have seen comparisons of a 1990's Big Show to more recent years, right? You have to admit that there is a noticeable difference in his height, right?

[Editor Rob: yes Show looks to have lost height, Nash might have been over 6ft 9, today there is a chance he is not quite 6ft 9.]


miko says on 18/Nov/14


Show was looking around 4.5/5' taller than 6'7+ Eric Rowan on RAW last night.



Danimal says on 6/Nov/14


Just because says on 25/Oct/14

old bigshow and nashClick Here

Click Here young giant and nash

Do these show a loss in height for big show or a reduction in footwear?



It shows how much height Big Show has lost since the WCW.

miko says on 5/Nov/14


How tall was Kurrgan about 6'9? Kevin Nash range?



James says on 5/Nov/14


rob do you think Nash was a strong 6'9 peak or touching the mark like 6'8.75?

[Editor Rob: I think he was safely 6ft 9 peak ]


booN says on 4/Nov/14


Big mike: 6' 4 or 6'5 for Paul Wight? There's no way you can be serious. 6' 10 is his absolute minimum.



James says on 3/Nov/14


rob 7'0.5 possible for big shows peak? At times he could look a little over 7ft compared to kevin nash in the 90s.

[Editor Rob: not sure if he really would have been over the mark, well apart from maybe earlier in the day, depends how much a guy this size shrinks]


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JT says on 30/Oct/14

Miko, I think Silva and Khali were both about the same height (~ 7'1") at peak. Shaq too. I'm not sure if Silva and Big Show were ever in the same ring at the same event. I thought I read years ago that WWF let Silva go when Big Show arrived since he was taller than Big Show and they wanted to give Big Show a big push. I'm not sure if that was the reason as Vince has always had a reputation for favoring the larger wrestlers.



I believe John Tenta mentioned this in a Shoot interview. I believe signing Big Show was a key factor in the release of Giant Silva (& Kurrgan). But I don't think the height issue was the main reason.



With the signing of Big Show they finally had a giant wrestler who could work a match and feud with the likes of The Undertaker. Both Kurrgan & Giant Silva absolutely sucked in the ring. The Oddities were popular in the beginning, but that popularity was short-lived. When John Tenta is the technically most gifted big man in your group, you know something is wrong.



When Big Show was signed, they really had nothing for Silva & Kurrgan to do. Silva was released in September 1999 and Kurrgan in November 1999. They hadn't been seen on WWE TV since February 1999.



Silva & Show never appeared in the same ring together. They did appear at the same WWE event on February 15, 1999, but Big Show's segment was recorded for WWE RAW, whereas Silva's segment was shot for WWE Shotgun.



Danimal says on 2/Nov/14


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



At what point in the WWE did you first start noticing him having lost height Alex?

JT says on 30/Oct/14


Miko, I think Silva and Khali were both about the same height (~ 7'1") at peak. Shaq too. I'm not sure if Silva and Big Show were ever in the same ring at the same event. I thought I read years ago that WWF let Silva go when Big Show arrived since he was taller than Big Show and they wanted to give Big Show a big push. I'm not sure if that was the reason as Vince has always had a reputation for favoring the larger wrestlers.



Oscar Schmidt (#14) was listed at 6'8.75" although I've also seen 6'8" and 6'9" listings for him. Click Here Silva's probably around 5 inches taller considering his acromegalic head. I believe there are some 217 cm. (7'1.5") b-ball listings for Silva. Silva wore some big-soled boots in the ring with Khali so if he appeared taller that may be why. Recently, Khali's legs seem to be angling inward below the knees (not a good sign) so he could be losing some height now.



Big mike says on 30/Oct/14


Hmmmm 6-4 or likely 6-5 for Mr Wight! richard Kiel who in his prime was a legit 7ft! You'll see the difference!

The A-List says on 30/Oct/14


Louis says on 27/Oct/14

Has 5 inches on orton Click Here



That's not 5'' between show and orton more like 8.



Sandpaper says on 29/Oct/14


I saw Big Show in person in 2013 after a Raw event in Miami,FL. He was wearing sneakers (no lifts). I am 5'11.5", and I would say that Big Show was at least 6'11." According to his college basketball stats, Paul Wight was 7'1" as a young athlete. Given the skeletal problems that most very tall people experience, it's possible that he could have shrunk an inch or two by his early 40s. 6'11" to 7 feet is a good "guestimate" of his current height.

miko says on 29/Oct/14


JT do you think Silva was taller than Khali?



I think both are around 7'1, but I have no idea who would be taller.



Did Silva and Big Show ever share a ring?



NCL says on 29/Oct/14


JT says on 29/Oct/14

Click Here ~ 7’9” Sun Ming Ming and ~6’11.5” at the time Wilt.



Icehole73 says on 27/Oct/14

….. I would have loved to see Andre get ticked off but then realize his opponent was just as massive, he never experienced that.



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Dude, that's an awesome picture! I don't fully agree with it but it's very well done.

JT says on 29/Oct/14


Click Here ~ 7’9” Sun Ming Ming and ~6’11.5” at the time Wilt.



Icehole73 says on 27/Oct/14

….. I would have loved to see Andre get ticked off but then realize his opponent was just as massive, he never experienced that.



Click Here All just estimates of course.



Just because says on 28/Oct/14


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...



Give me a break heres big show BAREFOOT with the 6'8 akebono Click Here

Icehole73 says on 27/Oct/14


I just saw Raw and Big Show can still move like a bear. He gives you the impression that he's sluggish then explodes. Andre was 41 during WM3 and could barely move (not his fault). I give show a 6'10.75 and a peak of 7' .05. I grew up watching the Andre , Studd and Ernie Ladd era and the 2000's was just a more evolved version. Great selection of Big Men (Kane, Taker, Nash, Sid, Kurrgan, Morgan, Jones,) and Many giants to choose from like Silva, Khali, Big Show, Gonzalez. Not saying they are all good but the combinations could be interesting. I would have loved to see Andre get ticked off but then realize his opponent was just as massive, he never experienced that.



Louis says on 27/Oct/14


Has 5 inches on orton Click Here

miko says on 27/Oct/14


Show at present is probably in the best shape he's been for over 10 years. At around 6'11.25/6'11.5 down from a 7'0 peak.



He was ridiculously out of shape in the mid-2000's. He crept over 500lbs when he faced Akebono in 2005. He was not healthy at all.



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Today he's likely tipping the scales at 410/420lbs but he looks healthy and in the ring is clearly moving about a lot better.



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booN says on 26/Oct/14


when Paul Wight was first in WCW, I was told by someone who always seemed to know what was going on, that he was 6' 10.5". When I would ask how they could exaggerate so much, the guy told me he wears lifts. I didn't believe it at the time, but now I'm thinking it's true.



Even in WCW, there was one time he looked to have several inches on Kevin Nash, but then there were times when they seemed awfully close to being the same height. Even when Bash returned to WWE at the RR a couple of years ago, Big Show still had about 3 inches on him. This to me shows that Wight is pretty much as tall as he ever was.



So I think 6' 10.5, give it take, say, 0.5".



I've see Nash in real life and my estimate would be 6' 8, as I've got a friend who is 6' 7 and though I haven't seen them together, they seem pretty close.

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 26/Oct/14


He does look shorter today. He's in terrible shape



The A-List says on 25/Oct/14


Someone like Big Show can lose 2'' just in one day. He could be 7'1'' out of bed and possibly 6'11.5'' at afternoon.

miko says on 24/Oct/14


I would have loved to have seen a nose to nose Big Show/Andre staredown. It would certainly have killed the myth that Andre was ever near 7'0.



Show was 7'0 and Andre somewhere around 6'10.5.



miko says on 23/Oct/14


I think a peak WCW Big Show with bigger boots, hair and impeccable posture would have been eye to eye with Khali/Shaq. Barefoot he would have still been shorter of course. 7'1 Ron Reis was his only real height threat in WCW and they looked very similar, but as they never had a formal staredown it was hard to tell, Reis maybe had the edge though.



I still think he clears 6'11 today when he forces his posture and was 7'0 at his absolute tallest. Unless he's with someone around his height he doesn't really bother standing that tall these days.

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.



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.



e.g

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.]

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