Bess Katramados – Bio, Age, Family, Facts About Big Show’s Wife

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When a woman is married to a man who is not like every other man but one who weighs 383 lb (174 kg) and towers at a height of 7 ft 0 in (213 cm), such a woman will certainly have the media buzzing around her courtesy of what her husband is doing in his career with his gigantic size. Bess Katramados is one such woman who is married to the all-time largest wrestler to fight in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) – (Paul Donald Wight II).

The two have been married for over a decade and counting and they are reportedly one of the most romantic couples the wrestling world has ever seen. Not only have their marriage been successful, but it also serves as a model for many others in the wrestling industry. Do you care to know more about who has made all these possible? Find out more about her below.

Bess Katramados – Bio, Age,

Bess Katramados was born sometime in the year 1973 in Illinois, United States. A few online sources, however, were definitive with her date of birth as 13, July 1970. This has not been verified, but all of our findings agree that she was born in the early 70s. Katramados is of Caucasian ethnicity while her nationality is obviously American.

She grew up to be a beautiful young girl who later ventured into modeling. Katramados has lived in places like Odessa, Florida, Miami, Saint Petersburg, and Chicago. In the same vein, she has worked in her home state of Illinois and several other places her. As a model, Bess enjoyed some level of success in her career. However, she seemed to have gotten a lot more famous as the wife of the almighty Big Show. She wasn’t just a wife to the wrestling champion who existed in name, she was more than that; she was a wife who became visible in every of her husband’s success.


Bess Katramados and Paul Donald Wight II, alias the Big Show met while the latter was separated from his first wife Melissa Ann Piavis. At the time, it seemed like he found all that was lacking in his marriage to Melissa in Bess. Following the conclusion of his divorce from Melissa on February 6, 2002, the wrestling champion was set to begin a new marital journey with Katramados.

On February 11, 2002, the Big Show married his second wife, Bess Katramados just 5 days after finalizing his divorce from his first and now ex-wife who he also had a child with named Cierra Wight born on October 2, 1997. Being that he had partial custody of the baby girl, his new wife was more than glad to be a stepmother to the adorable Cierra.

In the course of time, Bess and the Big Show had additions to their family. The wrestler’s wife gave birth to a baby girl and after some time her baby brother came. Bess and Paul are raising their kids far away from the prying eyes of the media. As such, a lot is not known about them.

Facts About Big Show’s Wife

Career Outside Modeling

Though she is mostly known as a model who married a wrestler, Bess Katramados actually did more than that after her marriage. As an avid wrestling fan from childhood, she became her husband’s promoter and personal trainer to some extent. All these were in addition to also doubling as his homemaker and making appearances in the ring with him on a few occasions.


Previous Relationships 

It is a known fact that the Big Show was previously married to another woman before he divorced her and got married to Bess. The question that comes right after this is whether or not Bess Katramados was previously married as well. From our findings, she wasn’t previously married to anyone neither was she recorded to have been in a high or low profiled relationship. This leaves us to, therefore, draw the conclusion that her marriage with the wrestler is her first.

Body Measurements and Features

As a model, good looks is a prized possession. Bess Katramados has this in abundance and despite her age, she is still pleasant to look at. The former model stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches. She has blonde hair color and blue eyes.

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