The enigmatic world of sports entertainment has never been truly described. As a whole, WWE superstars and divas travel the world to entertain the masses with their athleticism, charisma, and passion for their craft. Even though to the average viewer it seems like it’s gargantuan and barbaric, the true duty of the WWE is to put smiles on the faces of its fans.
Whether it’s “Be a Star” or “Make-A-Wish,” the WWE always represents in a big way. In only 12 days, the Big Show will represent the WWE at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. This year’s games will be the first World Games on U.S. soil. While Big Show is a villain on WWE television, there’s nobody more excited to be an ambassador for the WWE at the Special Olympics.
“It’s a great thing to be a part of. I have such a great time working with these kids in the Special Olympics. Everybody comes together and it’s a true testament of the human spirit,” said the Big Show. The former-World Heavyweight champion is about to embark on his third Special Olympics.
Since July 20, 1968, the Special Olympics have continued on as an American tradition. For nearly 20 years, the WWE has made the event apart of its tradition. Much like their participation with Susan G. Komen, Be a Star, and Make-A-Wish, the Special Olympics are “tag-team partners” for the long run.
“I think what amazes me the most is the sense of camaraderie and the sense of teamwork and unity. So many things are out of our control. When you see a community come together all across America like this to support such a worthwhile project, it gives you faith in humanity.”
The Big Show exemplifies the humanity in that last statement. While the world is focused on war, depression, racism, judgement, and terror, these athletes in the Special Olympics are focused on one thing, and that is being all for one and one for all.
“We know we shouldn’t be petty, judgmental, excluding people because they look different. I really think we were made to be who we are when we’re doing Special Olympics. We’re all for one and one for all,” said Show.
WWE superstars and divas never stop giving, and that’s what makes the WWE as unique as it gets. There are WWE legends that don’t stop the effort. Mick Foley is a great example of offering his services for charity. John Cena, a Make-A-Wish legend, will certainly not stop giving when he retires from the ring. Big Show answered that very question and was adamant with his response.
“I’ll still do these things that are very important to me long after I’m done being a WWE superstar. I’m always going to work with Make-A-Wish and Special Olympics.”
In a recent article with the Inquisitr, Marc Roberge, O.A.R lead singer, and Breanna Bogucki, Special Olympics athlete, spoke on the games and their importance to the community and the world itself. The Big Show also spoke on that in a blog he wrote on his work with the Special Olympics. Here’s an excerpt that truly touched the readers.
“At every event, it is a joy to see their enthusiasm, courage, determination and sportsmanship as they are an inspiration to me and to all of the WWE Superstars and Divas. They motivate us to work harder and above all, to have fun while doing so.”
Sometimes in life, it doesn’t take much to make an impact. WWE’s the Big Show proves that just taking time for others means the world to those he is helping. To truly put into words what the WWE means is nearly impossible.
It’s as if they are a cornucopia of things rolled into one. WWE isn’t all about wrestling. WWE isn’t all about promos, big moves and backstage segments. WWE isn’t about the money. WWE is about helping people and making a difference in the world. To the Special Olympics athletes, the Big Show is truly a superhero. To the Big Show, these athletes are all superstars to him.
“All the athletes at the Special Olympics, they’re all that positive. It’s amazing. You cannot be in a bad mood around them. It’s amazing to be around them. If you’ve never had that experience, get involved and you’ll thank me later.”
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