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Thinkfactory Media, WWE Studios partner on Big Show reality travelogue series

Los Angeles-based prodco Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company, has tag-teamed with WWE Studios to produce a reality series starring WWE superstar Big Show. Big Show vs. The World: A Giant ...
October 8, 2019

Los Angeles-based prodco Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company, has tag-teamed with WWE Studios to produce a reality series starring WWE superstar Big Show.

Big Show vs. The World: A Giant Abroad (working title) will chart seven-time world wrestling champion Big Show, born Paul Wight II, as he journeys to exotic locales that have previously and profoundly impacted the seven-foot tall wrestler’s life with unexplained natural occurrences.

Each self-contained episode of the tentatively titled series will follow Big Show as he teams with a local guide and dives head first into a native mystery or legend. On the ground, Big Show will “do whatever it takes to unearth every quirky and shocking detail during his adventures into the bizarre,” according to a press release.

No broadcaster is yet attached to the project.

“Big Show brings so many different layers to a project like this; it’s a dream scenario for us as producers,” said Thinkfactory CEO Adam Reed, in a statement. “He blends his fierce intelligence and curiosity with an unexpected, one-of-a-kind wit, and his intimidating physical stature is offset by his surprisingly disarming personality.”

“For more than two decades, Big Show’s magnetic personality has inspired fans around the world, and in this new series, he will be able to meet the people and explore the places that have played a pivotal role in his journey as a WWE Superstar,” added Susan Levison, SVP and Head of WWE Studios.

“I won’t guarantee we’ll solve every mystery, but we’ll explore every strange detail, chase every bizarre lead, and meet the incredible characters involved in pursuit of the truth,” said Big Show.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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