• Bess Katramados is a 47-year-old fitness trainer and former model, best known as the wife of professional wrestler and actor Big Show.
• As of late 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.
• She was born in Illinois, USA and is a Christian.
• She was a model and a personal trainer before becoming a caretaker for Big Show.
• She married Big Show in 2002, and has two children (one adopted) with him.

Who is Bess Katramados?

Bess Katramados was born on 13 July 1973 under the zodiac sign of Cancer, in Illinois USA. She is a 47-year-old fitness trainer and former model, but probably best recognized for being the wife of professional wrestler and actor Big Show.

How rich is she, as of now? Bess Katramados Net Worth

As of late 2020, Bess Katramados’ net worth is estimated at over $3 million, acquired through her career as a model and fitness trainer. Moreover, it’s assumed that she shares the wealth of her famous husband, Big Show. Being of the richest wrestling stars, he has a total net worth reputedly over $20 million.

The Big Show with his family

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Education

Bess Katramados was probably raised by her parents in her hometown in Illinois. However, there is no information about their names and professions, since she has never talked about them in the media. She also remains silent when it comes to her siblings, so it is unknown where she has them or not. Bess holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. She is a Christian. Regarding her education, she attended Illinois Lutheran High School in Crete, Illinois.

Professional Career

Bess Katramados made a name for herself as a model, andstarted pursuing her career in her hometown.

Later, she had the opportunity to work in the surrounding towns and to collaborate with various small companies. She gained enormous popularity after marrying Big Show, and since she wanted to devote all of her time to her husband and their children, Bess gave up on her modeling career, and instead began to work as a personal trainer and motivator for her husband. Besides that, she became his caretaker, since he has a number of serious health issues.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Bess Katramados has long blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while her weight is around 140lbs (64kgs, and her vital statistics are 33-28-32. Her bra, dress and shoe size aren’t available.

The Love Story of Big Show and Bess Katramados

Bess Katramados isn’t the first wife of Big Show; his first wife was Melissa Ann Piavis – they exchanged their wedding vows on 14 February 1997, and have a daughter named Cierra Wight. At the beginning of the 2000s, Big Show met Bess and fell in love with her, so he and Melissa parted their ways and filed for divorce. Just a few days after the divorce was finalized, Big Show and Bess Katramados walked down the aisle on 11 February 2002. The newlyweds welcomed two children together – a son and a daughter; however, they haven’t revealed their names. Bess also adopted his daughter from his previous marriage, and the family lives in Miami, Florida.

Who is Her Husband? Big Show Short Wiki/Bio

Paul Donald Wight II, better known by his ring name Big Show, was born on 8 February 1972 under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, in Aiken, South Carolina USA. He was raised by his father, Paul Donald Wight Sr., and his mother, whose name remains unknown. At an early age, he suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results from an excess amount of growth hormone in the body, and by the age of 12, he was 6ft 2in (1.88m) tall, while his weight was 220lbs (100kgs). He would later overcome the disease through surgery.

Educational Background

Big Show attended Wyman King Academy in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, where he played American Football as well as basketball.

Upon matriculation, he enrolled in Northern Oklahoma Junior College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, but later transferred to Wichita State University, where he continued to play basketball for the college’s team. While there he underwent surgery on his pituitary gland, which stopped the progress of his disease. At the time, he was listed at 7ft 1in (2.16m). Between 1992 and 1993, he went to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Cougars basketball team.

Professional Wrestling Career

Prior to become a professional wrestler, Big Show worked various odd jobs. While he was working for a karaoke company, he met professional wrestler Danny Bonaduce, who introduced him to the wrestling star Hulk Hogan.

Soon afterwards, he met World Championship Wrestling’s vice president Eric Bischoff, and subsequently made his debut as The Giant in 1995, and competed for them until 1999. He would later change his name to Big Show, and competed for the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment from 1999 to 2007, after which he spent one year in Memphis Wrestling, but returned to the WWF/WWE in 2008.

Big Show has won seven championships titles, including two WCW World Heavyweight Championships, two WWF/WWE Championships, two WWE’s World Heavyweight Championships, and an ECW World Heavyweight Championship.; it makes him the only wrestler to win all four titles.

He has also won 11 tag-team championships, winning the WWE, WWF/World, and WCE World Tag Team Championship multiple times. Besides that, Big Show has been the winner of the United States, Intercontinental, and Hardcore championship. He is also the 14th Grand Slam and the 24th Triple Crown winner in the history of WWE, and held the André the Giant Memorial Trophy. In addition, Big Show headlined a number of pay-per-view events for WWF/WWE and WCW since he made his debut.

Acting Career

Apart from his wrestling career, Big Show is also known for being an actor.

In 1996, he made his debut appearance in the role of Mr. Portola in the sports drama film “Reggie’s Prayer”, which was followed by his portrayals of Huge Santa in the family comedy film “Jingle All The Way”, starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. He then starred as Little Snowflake in the action adventure comedy film “McCinsey’s Island”, next to Hulk Hogan, and played Captain Insano in the sports comedy film “The Waterboy”, along with Adam Sandler, both in 1998.

Big Show’s next major roles came in 2010, when he portrayed Brick Hughes in the action comedy film “MacGruber”, after which he featured as Walter Krunk in the comedy film “Knucklehead”.

Thereafter, he landed the role of Victor Abbott in the 2015 action drama film “Vendetta”, directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska. He then was cast as Big Pink in the Syfy action comedy series “Happy!”, and featured as himself in the biographical sports comedy-drama “Fighting with My Family”, about professional wrestler Paige, both in 2019. Recently, he starred in the role of Gus Hoffman in the 2020 drama film “Marcus”, directed and written by J.R. Poli, and appeared as himself in the Netflix sitcom “The Big Show Show”, also in 2020.


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