With WWE’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view less than a week away, on Sunday January 28th, and “The Beast” Brock Lesnar putting his Universal Championship on the line against both “Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman and “Demon” Kane, it’s time to survey the landscape of giants and list off some of the company’s best “Big Men.”
Is it Braun Strowman’s time? Can he, in his third go at Brock, capture RAW’s top prize? Or will WWE keep the title on Brock so that he can face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania? Or is this Kane’s time to shine…just kidding. Sorry, I couldn’t even finish that sentence in a proper way.
For half a century, pro-wrestling was arguably the land of giants. It was the big man’s game and the terrain wouldn’t fully start to change until the early/mid-90s with the likes of Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. Further still, the idea of what a wrestler, a mega-star, could/should be would be shifted with the likes of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Now grapplers and in-ring tough guys come in all shapes and sizes. But for a long stretch, size mattered. If you didn’t tip the scales at a certain weight or bump your head against the occasional doorway, you had no business lacing up a pair of boots.
Here’s a quick look back at 15 of WWF/WWE’s most famous giants. And even within this catalogue of huge men, there’s different shapes, weights, and packaging. From monsters to musclemen to supposed Sumo Grand Champions, here’s the best of the WWF big men…
So who do you got on Sunday? Will Brock F-5 his way to another win? Will Braun wrest the belt from Lesnar’s clutches just months before ‘Mania? Will Kane somehow not be the one to get pinned? All will be revealed!