Ever since Wrestlemania was over, WWE was importing fresh blood to the roster and making proper use of them with an impactful storyline which reflected in the event ratings. We have seen an uprise in the Raw ratings since then with Shane McMahon in charge of Raw. Whereas the new talents were filling up the roster, the sudden absence of some veterans raised questions among the fans. So, it was reported earlier that WWE Creative did not have anything meaningful for them.
Big Show was the leading man amongst the veterans and he was kept on the shelf since Wrestlemania until he made his return on last week’s edition of Monday Night Raw. He appeared to give some ‘veteran advice’ to Apollo Crews and not in the squared circle to wrestle anybody. Now, Allwrestlingnews.com reports that Big Show recently spoke with The Miami Herald to promote the June 28th episode of WWE Smackdown which will take place from American Airlines arena. Here are some of the portions of the interview.
About his current role in the WWE:
“We’ve got a lot of young, new, great talent deserving of TV time; they’re building their brand. New storylines for them. It’s a changing of the guard. I came in as the youngest in the locker-room by 10 years in 1995, and now I’m one of the old ones still out there. I get to go out on weekends and do the live events and help some of the younger kids not make the same mistakes that I made and help them along.”
His future plans
“All great things come to an end. So for me, I’m looking at projects outside of WWE and maybe moving into something else in the future, but my heart is with WWE. I love helping the younger talent. I love representing WWE like with Make-A-Wish, Be a STAR, Special Olympics. I think I’ll always have a home in WWE.”
His retirement plans
“I’ve had a great career and had a lot of fun. So whatever happens in the future, I’m gonna take it. If I get a phone call tomorrow, and Vince [McMahon] says, ‘Thank you very much. I appreciate everything you’ve done.’ Well, that said, I can hold my head high and go on and do other things. I don’t want to ever look back and say, ‘I wish I could have,’ or ‘I wish I would have.’ I’m just a guy who is very thankful. I still have my health, and I still get a chance to do something I love every now and then.”