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WWE legend Big Show says he has more years to go, discusses possible clash with Shaquille O’Neal

WWE superstar, Big Show, has been destroying people in the ring for 24 years — but tells TMZ Sports he ain’t slowin’ down any time soon!!

At 46 years old, Big Show — real name Paul Wight — is still going hard … but people are wondering how much longer he can handle the wear and tear of the job with his 7’0″, 400-pound frame.

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The good news for wrestling fans — dude ain’t ready to tap out just yet.

“I signed a new deal last year,” Big Show told us at Avra in Beverly Hills … “I gotta couple of years left. I’m having fun.”

Show ain’t impervious to injury — he’s still recovering from a tweaked hamstring — but, overall, the guy is in great shape, feels good and wants to keep going.

We also spoke with Show about his long-rumored showdown with Shaquille O’Neal — and if the two will EVER square off. 

Meanwhile,  Shaquille O’Neal and The World’s Largest Athlete were scheduled to face each other at WrestleMania 33 but plans fell through and the professional wrestling great competed in the annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal instead.

The two giants have a lot of history with each other and it all started nine years ago with an intense scuffle on RAW when the Los Angeles Lakers legend appeared as the special guest host.

The sports heroes then collided at WrestleMania 32 during the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal and it was widely expected that they would clash at the Showcase of the Immortals again a year after.

The match never happened but Big Show believes it is very likely that he and the ex-Miami Heat star will square off in some capacity one day.

The seven-time world champion told TMZ: “Shaq and I, I don’t know.

“I would be surprised if you didn’t see Shaq and I square off at some point to something, somewhere.

“Whether it’s a Krispy Kream doughnut eat-off, free throw contest… Somewhere him and I are going to have to draw a line in the sand and figure out what’s what.”

Big Show is still part of the WWE roster but mostly works as a non-wrestling character as he manages Smackdown Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro.

The 7ft, 383lb giant helped The Bar win the titles from The New Day during Smackdown 1000 when he chokeslammed Kofi Kingston through the announce desk.

The 46-year-old grappler insists that he’s got at least two more years left in the tank and is having a great time in the ring despite a few knocks here and there.

He added after being asked if he’s planning to retire: “No, I’m still good.

“I tweaked a hamstring last week, so I’m a little sore. But other than that, I’m having fun.

“I signed a new deal last year, (and) I got a couple of years left. I’m having fun.

“We’ll re-evaluate in a couple of years, absolutely.”

 

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