Big Show recently spoke with the folks from CBS Sports out of San Francisco and revealed which WWE Superstar he credits for his extreme loss of weight over the past couple of years.
“The whole thing is John Cena’s fault,” said Big Show. “John Cena and I were watching the show in a monitor. Usually if you go to our shows, if John and I aren’t working, we’re sitting there watching the show together. John and I were just cracking jokes on each other, and I made the comment about a giant with abs, who’d want to see that? And John Cena looked me square in the eye and said, ‘Yeah, a giant with abs. Who would want to see that?'”
Big Show continued, “And he walked off. But the way he said it, he challenged me that I couldn’t do it. And it really upset me so bad that I got my act together that week and started in. It took me a little over a year and I dropped 90 pounds.”
From there, the longtime WWE veteran would go on to elaborate on the specifics regarding his diet.
“I think that’s the thing, you have to get a point in your mind where you can ask for diet advice, you can ask for meal plans,” said Show. “You have to make a commitment in your mind that you’re ready to do it. And it’s a different journey for everyone. Sometimes some of us, I always associated food with comfort. Thanksgiving, holidays, family, you’re having a bad day, you eat something good because it comforts you. You have to learn to find another way to comfort yourself and give yourself, basically give yourself a hug without giving yourself bad food that’s gonna make you worse in the long run.”
Big Show also revealed what Cena’s reaction to his dramatic weight loss was.
“He gives me a thumbs up, you know,” said Big Show. “I know that John Cena loves me, though he’ll never admit it in public, John Cena loves me. At least I think he does… maybe? Possibly? Probably? Could be.”
Check out the complete Big Show interview at CBSLocal.com.