I follow sports quite a bit. Everything from X-ARM to WWF. I truly love it all. Sports analysts and commentators are always talking about who is the next big thing. The next big thing isn’t meant to be taken literal, rather taken figuratively in a sense of an athlete creating a stir. A phenomenon. And no other league in the world can compete using “the next big thing” than the WWF, or what is now WWE. Going back to the 70’s the World Wresting Federation always had new up and coming wrestlers on the horizon. Hill Billy Jim, Ravishing RICK RUDE, ADRIAN ADONIS; these guys were truly something else.
When it came to a really big thing, the WWF was never kidding around. They brought around monsters ranging from 7 feet tall to 8 feet tall. I’m not even kidding (according to them). So let’s take a stroll down memory lane and remember some of the great giants that cast shadows over the entire sports world.
ANDRE THE GIANT – The original big man was a reported 7’4″. He was probably 8′ with the FRO. And although the WWF wanted to demonize him as a belligerent maniac with a French ACCENT, he was really the sweetest giant of them all.
GIANT GONZALEZ – Giant Gonzalez, just like most introverts, didn’t speak much. It was said that he was raised by a pack of wolves, thus his inability to communicate with normal people. Others say it’s his thick, native Argentinian accent and he was ashamed of practicing his English on such a grand stage.
THE BIG SHOW – Honestly, this is my least favorite giants. He was supposed to be the direct descendent of the late, great, Andre The Giant, but the Big Show could not compare. His height was nearly as imposing, his hair wasn’t as cool, and he looked more like BIG JOHN STUDD’S degenerate brother.
NATURAL DISASTERS – So we have an American giant, a French Giant, and a Latino Giant. What was the WWF to do? It’s time to introduce the twin giants of course. Although they weren’t as awesome in height as they were in girth.
RED BULL has announced a giant of their own. Actually this next big thing isn’t really big but I think the ladies would love him. 19-year old Mike Schneider is the newest member of its world class RED BULL roster. Skating for over 9 years now, Schneider has certainly paid his dues. Residing in Andover, Massachusetts, Schneider is known for his casper flips, 360 shove-its, and front flip impossibles, making even the hardest of tricks looks easy with his fluid style.