A clever hoax by the Onion and (Us) has lead to the Big Show Hoax, if you were caught out you can fill in our survey here:
Many people are freaking out right now as they believe WWE superstar Big Show was shot and killed recently, but they’re failing to realize that it is all a hoax. The celebrity death hoax is something that has plagued the Internet for years, and it doesn’t help any when people fail to do a little research. While the fake death stories can be quite confusing, it is the satire sites which cause even more issues and such is the case for the massive wrestler.
There is an article being passed around virally on all forms of social media that proclaims Big Show (real name Paul Wight) is dead. When reading the article, it seems quite legitimate, but the entire body of the story is what should come across as quite suspect.
In the piece posted by theT Onion, it states that Wight was involved in a cage match at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum when a 7-year-old child wandered into the cage. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and had the make the “split-second decision” to shoot and kill Big Show in the cage out of concern for the child’s safety.
Of course, this is freaking out many people, but many of those wrestling fans don’t realize he wasn’t shot and that the Onion is a satire site.