Paul Donald Wight II (born February 8, 1972) is an American actor, professional wrestler, and professional wrestling commentator. He is signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as an in-ring performer as well as a commentator for its forthcoming web television show, AEW Dark: Elevation. Wight is best known for his tenure with WWE (formerly the World Wrestling Federation) from 1999 to 2021 under the ring name (The) Big Show, as well as his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1995 to 1999 as The Giant.
Wight began his career in 1994. In 1995, he signed with WCW, where thanks to his very large frame he was known by the ring name The Giant, initially introduced as "the son of André the Giant". In early-1999, Wight left WCW to join the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Between WWF/WWE and WCW, he is a seven-time world champion, having held the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice, the WWF/WWE Championship twice, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship twice and the ECW World Heavyweight Championship once which makes him the only wrestler who has won all four titles. Wight has also found success in the tag team division, having been an 11-time world tag team champion, holding the WWF/World, WWE and WCW World Tag Team Championships multiple times with various tag team partners. Having also won the Intercontinental, United States and Hardcore championships, he is the 24th Triple Crown and 12th Grand Slam winner in WWE history, he has also won the 60-man battle royal at World War 3 and the 30-man André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 31. Wight has headlined multiple pay-per-view events for WCW and WWF/WWE since 1995, including the 2000 edition of WWE's premier annual event, WrestleMania.Outside of professional wrestling, Wight has appeared in feature films and television series such as Jingle All the Way, The Waterboy, Star Trek: Enterprise, and two USA Network's comedy-dramas Royal Pains, Psych and the action-drama Burn Notice. He had lead roles in the WWE Studios comedy film Knucklehead and the Netflix sitcom The Big Show Show.