The Big Show has won the WWE title twice. Both times, he won at a Survivor Series pay-per-view event. The first time, in 1999, he defeated Triple H.
Funny how things come back around, in a way.
This year, The Big Show will get a WWE title shot against Randy Orton at Survivor Series, given to him by Triple H, much to the latter's chagrin.
The entire scenario was a little odd -- The Big Show suing WWE over discrimination, defamation and abusive treatment at work (which, realistically, happens to every WWE superstar on a weekly basis), then settling (in the ring) on getting his job back and a WWE title match at Survivor Series (money being a secondary motivator here, despite the fact that he is flat broke, as Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have noted numerous times). Upon getting his job back, Triple H put The Big Show against insurmountable odds, facing The Shield and Randy Orton in a match (see earlier when I mentioned abusive treatment at work).
Nevertheless, the match is set, and The World's Largest Athlete can win the WWE title for a third time at the same event he won his first two.
What else you need to know from WWE Raw:
** John Cena and Team Rhodes (Goldust and Cody Rhodes) defeated Damien Sandow and The Real Americans (Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro). The Team Rhodes theme mashup isn't the best, but Goldust's work certainly is; this might be the best Goldust we've ever seen. On a side note, John Cena is very good at making his haters stop and listen to him when he has something important to say.
* Kane appeared on the show dressed in a suit. Maybe soon he will be referred to as "Glenn."
* Randy Orton beat Big E Langston in the latter's highest profile match to date. Not a bad outing for the powerlifter.
* CM Punk beat Luke Harper, who is becoming the workhorse of the Wyatt Trio. He faces Daniel Bryan on WWE Smackdown. The portion of the WWE universe that loves independent wrestling is eating this up.
* Ryback beat The Great Khali, and I just wasted 4 seconds of your time by having you read this line.
* Tyson Kidd made his return, teaming with his wife, Natalya, to defeat Fandango and Summer Rae. Total Divas returns this Sunday. On a related note, Eva Marie picked up her first WWE win, with The Bellas, as they defeated Tamina, AJ and Aksana.
* The Usos beat 3MB. Huge shock.
* Dolph Ziggler beat Curtis Axel. Is Axel already a failed project as Intercontinental champion?
* David Flair was in attendance, sitting behind the announce team on WWE Raw. Speaking of Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry "The King" Lawler, there seemed to be a lot of references to the city of Toronto on Raw. Rob Ford contributed to a lot of that.
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