Inside WWE legend Big Show's insane 18,000 calorie a DAY diet including McDonald's and apple pies | The Sun

WRESTLING icon The Big Show has revealed he ate an incredible 18,000 calories a DAY when he was at the peak of his physical powers.

The Big Show – real name Paul Wight – is still to this day one of the biggest athletes to ever compete in WWE.

In the early days of his WWE run, he stood at an incredible seven feet and weighed a staggering 220kg.

And he had to eat a Herculean amount of food in order to maintain his hulking physique.

He told talkSPORT: "My calorie intake back in the day – but I understand it was a lot of empty bad calories – I just used to eat whatever I wanted in massive amounts.

"I'd probably somewhere [between] 13,000 and 18,000 calories a day."


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McDonald's used to be Wight's usual port of call for mammoth meals, which would sometimes consist of FIVE burgers.

He continued: "You'd get Big Macs and I'd get three or four Big Macs and then I'd get fries and then I'd get a shake and I'd get apple pies and probably a fifth sandwich too.

"It was nothing. I'd go to Taco Bell and get like 20 tacos."

Wrestling fans were quick to comment on Wight's old diet, with one tweeting: "Unit."

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Another said: "18000 calories a day FFS."

And another said: "He was a unit back in the day."

One remarked: "Animal."

Another chimed in: "I met Paul when I was a teenager while they were doing a tour over here.

"The sheer size of him back then was hard to imagine. He was billed at 500+ lbs. Probably wasn’t wrong.

"His hands to this day are the biggest I’ve ever seen."


Wight – who experienced accelerated growth as a child due to an endocrine issue – underwent a dramatic body transformation in 2017, getting in the best shape of his life by dropping an incredible 60kg.

He said of his lifestyle changes: "You can do that when you're younger and you're still going to be big.

"But as you get older you realise, 'Ah, well. I can't really eat like that any more.

"Now, I kind of feel like I eat amounts.

"I eat have about ten ounces of protein, I have a small portion of carbs and some veg.

"I try to eat halfway decent."

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Wight left the WWE in 2021 after 22 years in Vince McMahon's promotion, a stint in which he won the WWF/E title and World Heavyweight Championship.

That paved the way for a move to AEW, where he now serves as both a commentator and an active wrestler.

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