Big Show says he was originally scheduled to compete at Greatest Royal Rumble last month in Saudi Arabia, but plans were changed due to an actual hole in his leg.
On the latest episode of Steve Austin‘s podcast … Show explained how hardness around a surgical scar related to his hip surgery revealed an infection, which eventually broke open and had to be cut.
The 46-year old says the procedure was superficial, but the next day he had to inform Vince McMahon and Triple H that he was no longer able to work the event due to a 3.5 centimeter hole in his leg. Big Show claims he felt good enough to make it to Jeddah a few days later, but Hunter convinced him to stay home.
“The World’s Largest Athlete” also discussed details of his new 3-year contract which he says allows him to work in a more limited role and serve as a brand ambassador.
“There’s not a lot of pressure on me to have to be there every week and get people over or carry two or three segments,” added Show. “I can kind of show up, help the younger guys here and there, and I get to pursue outside projects that are important to me.”
Show additionally revealed that there was a short period of time after the actual Royal Rumble where he was without a WWE contract, but Triple H ultimately made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
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