Self-described as the World's Largest Athlete, he became the first wrestler to hold the World Heavyweight, ECW World, WWE, and WCW World titles. His real name is Paul Wight.
He was first known as The Giant in the WCW and made his debut at the 1995 Halloween Havoc, where he defeated Hulk Hogan by disqualification.
By the age of twelve, he was already more than 6 ft tall, weighed 220 lbs, and had chest hair. He developed a finishing move called the Chokeslam.
He had a daughter with his first wife, Melissa Ann Piavis, whom he married on February 14, 1997 and divorced on February 6, 2002. He married Bess Katramados in February 2002, and they had two children together.
He appeared as Captain Insano in the 1998 comedy sports film The Waterboy, which starred Adam Sandler .