WWE News: John Laurinaitis Fires the Big Show on Monday Night Raw

Sammy SucuSenior Analyst IMay 14, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  WWE Superstar Big Show is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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The 18-year-career of the Big Show seems to have come to an end. In what was one awful skit on "Monday Night Raw," general manager of both Raw and SmackDown, John Laurinaitis, wished Big Show the best of luck in his future endeavors. 

This all started when the Big Show mocked the raspy voice of the general manager and was caught red-handed by Eve Torres backstage. She told the Big Show to apologize to her and he did. However, Johnny Ace said that he was considering firing the Big Show because of making fun of his voice on Raw. 

Kane and Big Show were set for what we now know was the Big Show's last match. It was a very boring match, but Show had the upper hand throughout. Some time near the end of the match, the general manager stood up and told the Big Show to apologize to him in the middle of the match. Of course, Show did not comply with his demands. This then lead to a botched choke slam from Kane to win the match. 

Once the match was over, Laurinaitis and David Otunga came into the ring and asked the Big Show to apologize. Show took to the microphone to give a brief history of his career and how it would hurt him so much to be fired by the company that gave him everything. Show even told the world that he would sacrifice ever being given a title match again if it meant he could stick around. 

Show eventually said "sorry," but to Johnny Ace, it was not enough. Johnny Ace told Show to get down on his knees and beg for his job. Show did not get down on his knees, but the general manager told him he would reconsider it. 

Johnny Ace and Otunga then walked up the ramp and as soon as they got to the top, they both turned around. The general manager told Show that he reconsidered it; however he did not because Laurinaitis still fired him. 

Show then dropped to his knees and begged for his job. Then he was given the words that no WWE employee ever wants to hear, "I wish you the best of luck in the best of your future endeavors."

The program went to commercial as Show was on his knees crying in front of the WWE Universe. This was horrible to watch because even though Show is not a very interesting character anymore, he has done a lot for the company. 

If this is in fact his last appearance in the WWE, then the company made a big mistake. Show should have at least gotten a retirement match like the other legends. And if you are doubting the fact that Show is a legend in the WWE, then you must not have been a big fan throughout your life. 

This is a sad day for the WWE Universe as we will likely say our goodbyes to one of the biggest and most entertaining WWE superstars in the past 20 years. 


Sammy Sucu is a Featured Columnist for the WWE and the Minnesota Vikings. Sammy also writes for the NFL, fantasy football and the Los Angeles Lakers. You can follow him on Twitter and follow all of his coverage during WWE events and Viking games for live updates and analysis.