Big Show & WWE Sued By Former Creative Team Member

Former WWE employee Andrew Green is suing Big Show and WWE over an alleged backstage incident at the 2013 Royal Rumble pay-per-view, according to Courthouse News Service. Green claims another WWE producer told him to get an interview with Show after his Rumble match to be posted on the company’s website. Green says Show refused to do it until he said it was at the request of Eric Pankowski. Big Show then began using “profanely indecent language,” saying if he wanted an interview he would give him one. The complaint continued:

“Big Show toward Green enraged, shouting obscenities, and waving his fist in Green’s face. Big Show then grabbed Green by the collar and throat, striking Green in the face and backing him up against a trunk while declaring ‘You son of a bitch … Are you having fun right now … Don’t even come up to me again … I don’t give a shit who you are’.”

Show requested a re-tape of the interview saying he would just walk away. Triple H requested a third take but Show said he didn’t think he would be able to do it because his emotions in the first shoot had been real. A third interview was shot but Pankowski decided to air the first interview.

Green claims he was unable to continue working for WWE after following the incident because he was uncomfortable working around Big Show and other wrestlers. He alleges in the complaint that WWE had previously “suspended or terminated Big Show’s employment because of his behavior, including his engagement in violent and/or unlawful and/or improper activities outside of the wrestling venue.”

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  • Jesse Johnston

    Well its the Big Show!
    It’s a big bad show tonight. (oh baby, come on. oh yeah)
    Yeah, its the Big Show.
    Crank it up, turn on them lights! (turn them on)

    Get ready for something
    That you’ve never known.
    You wont see it coming
    But I promise you’ll know…

    It’s the Big Show
    Come to set everything right. (oh, set them right)
    Yeah its the Big Show.
    He’s gonna burn this house tonight. (oh burn it down)

    Your time is over.
    Your times come around.
    Hold your head above me.
    Then I’ll plant you in the ground! (yeah)

    Oh Mr. Big Show
    Gonna burn it down
    Oh yeah.
    Listen now

    Well its the Big Show!
    It’s a big bad show tonight. (Oh it’s tonight baby)
    Oh yeah it’s the Big Show!
    Whoa crank it up turn on them lights! (oh, oh)

    Well get ready for something.
    That you’ll never know.
    Too Late for running,
    It’s time for the show.

    Gonna get even for them lies that you told.
    Time to meet your maker, cause it’s hauling you home
    To the Big Show.

    Ohhhhh yeah!
    ’til the Big Show
    Oh yeah
    Burn it down!
    Oh, Oh, Oh yeah.

    Ohh its coming.
    Turn up them lights
    Turn up them lights!


    Ironclad contract.

    • Dave Smith

      Omg that made my day

    • RickTastic

      “…and a HUGE biznut”. Love the McMahon slip-ups.

    • 7 year old boy

      And that was given by John Lauranitus and everyone thought he was coming to help Cena for Wrestlemania 29 LOL. People you need to know that WWE does not give a crap about us and will always be predictable. But in the end, THE CHAMP IS HERE!!!!! :D:D:D

      • Super Dude

        You watch your mouth young man, the C word is only for big boys

  • BigEazy

    If that was me I would have blasted his ass

    • Seth Bob

      Yeah, you would have REALLY blasted Big Show’s ass. Fucking lol, gimme a break.

      • oppa

        That’s what JBL thought about Joey Styles.

        • G.I.R.L.

          Also true

        • Seth Bob

          Never heard of this and wouldn’t believe it if I saw it. Piss ant like Styles taking on an athlete like JBL, LOL.

          • JamieEvsxx

            WOAH!…you never heard about the JBL/Joey Styles incident?!?!…I think you’re the only person I’ve ever come across on the internet who doesn’t know!…well you know how JBL had a reputation of hazing and picking on people backstage?…well Joey Styles was one of the people who JBL used to torment and in the end Joey confronted him at Tribute To The Troops and knocked him out with 1 punch…true story, search it up if you don’t believe me…=P

          • Seth Bob

            Did you not see where I said I don’t believe that? Sounds like bullshit.

          • JamieEvsxx

            well your words were “Never heard of this and wouldn’t believe it if I saw it.” so I thought it’d be worth explaining to you and telling you to search it up if you don’t believe me, which is what you should do because the story is true lol…=P

          • Seth Bob

            Oh yeah? Because no credible source was stated. When I hear it from Styles/JBL’s mouth i’ll care. Move along.

          • JamieEvsxx

            ok whatever you say…xD

    • Feelmemore

      BigEazy dont take shit from no one.

  • Xpac’s Anus

    Don’t be a bully be a star hahaha

    • bayarea08

      Thanks Xpac’s Anus! :)

    • The Optimist

      What a surprise! It took a whole two weeks for someone to steal my username from the original post about Sean Waltman! Great originality!

      • Xpac’s Anus

        Actually I didn’t know someone had used it before, Someone mentioned it in the chat room during wrestlemania and I found it very funny that’s why I used it but hey don’t worry I’ll make sure you get your big sparkly medal in the post as you were first!

  • Xpac’s Anus

    Don’t be a bully be a star hahaha

  • backblack25

    sounds to me like this guy is just trying to suck money. Using a ‘fake” tv promo as a reason to get money.

  • Forceton Banfodder

    It’s bad enough when marks can’t distinguish between reality and tv. Even worse when WWE employees can’t.

  • Jacob Hauter

    i call BS i have heard way too many times big show is a nice guy, and besides that sounds like a work that this moron is trying to turn into something real.

    • G.I.R.L.

      Like that time Show was arrested in the 90s for flashing a chick? That was all over tv LOL Even nice people can be dicks.

      • jccox01

        People have their breaking points, probably a bad day at WWE and snapped.

  • GMpunk

    Probably got fired by WWE because creative sucks and now he’s going for revenge!

  • Randy James Crawford

    I met Big Show he is a nice guy as is Mark Henry too, and wrestling Big Show he actually takes care of you in the ring too.

    • Elvin

      cool have you been in the ring with him have you, you know that by first hand experience ?

  • fabian6sic6

    Stinking Marks working for the company. I’m sure the WWE has them sign a contract that says they might be forced to get physical at SOME point!

  • DerrekSolaris

    Wow. This Andrew Green guy must still think it’s real. Delusional prick.

  • Progress_Now

    I’m slightly confused. so let me guess. Big Show was doing a “shoot” interview and the idiot Green thought it was real?

  • Derringer Duo

    If Big Show legit assaulted an interviewer backstage, don’t you think it would’ve been all over the dirtsheets? Why would he assault a guy for asking him to do an interview? Furthermore, if a guy like that grabbed you by the throat and punched you in the face, wouldn’t you be hospitalized? I saw him break a man’s jaw in a hotel lobby with a light jab.

    And why would you wait 3 months before suing?

    This is about as bogus as Rock being the #1 contender, guaranteeing us a Thrice In a Lifetime match.

  • peffers

    technicaly he was in the “wrestling venue” if he was still in the arena.