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Big Show isn’t the only WWE star who’s changed his look…

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More like “Small Show” now. The 45-year-old Big Show is get­ting in shape for his Wrestle­Ma­nia match against bas­ket­ball le­gend Shaquille O’Neal in April – and we do mean shape! Check out his six­pack! But do you re­mem­ber these Su­per­stars and their orig­i­nal in-ring ap­pear­ances?

WILD-MAN WY­ATT

Cur­rent WWE champ Bray Wy­att wasn’t al­ways heav­ily tat­tooed with a bushy beard and flo­ral shirt. When he joined sea­son 2 of WWE re­al­ity tal­ent show NXT (2010- cur­rent) in 2010, he was called Husky Har­ris (the 29-year- old’s real name is Wind­ham Lawrence Ro­tunda) and looked like the av­er­age col­lege stu­dent. A year away from the WWE in 2011 gave him time to re-in­vent his char­ac­ter and he re­turned in 2012 as big, bad Bray.

STEVE THE STUN­NER

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin was king of the WWE ring in the ’90s, us­ing his in-your-face at­ti­tude and Stun­ner move to beat his op­po­nents. And “The Rat­tlesnake” had the per­fect look: a tough-guy goa­tee, shaved head and per­ma­nent scowl. But be­fore that, the 52-year-old had a to­tally dif­fer­ent look as pretty-boy “Stun­ning Steve” in the WCW from 1991 to 1995. He was even in a tag team called “The Hol­ly­wood Blonds”. Stun­ningly hor­ri­ble, right?

SEC­OND-TIME LUCKY LUKE

Luke Gal­lows is your typ­i­cal wrestler: chis­elled and built like a tank, cov­ered in tat­toos with a bear. Some­times he wears gloves and has his face painted as part of The Bul­let Club tag team (with Karl An­der­son), but even that is a world away from his pre­vi­ous WWE in­car­na­tion. From 2005 to 2010, the 33-year- old Luke (real name An­drew Hank­in­son) per­formed in the ring as Fes­tus Dal­ton, a char­ac­ter that wrestling web­sites and ex­perts have called “the most ill­con­ceived per­sona in WWE his­tory”. Fes­tus was a dim-wit­ted oaf from the Deep South who used his impo-sing size to beat up op­po­nents. The char­ac­ter didn’t go down well with fans and Luke’s con­tract wasn’t re­newed in 2010, only for the wrestler to be re­hired in 2015 and given a more re­al­is­tic overhaul for his re­turn.

Big Show’s been bulky his en­tire WWE ca­reer… …but he’s trimmed down a lot now!

Fes­tus was a miss and Luke’s been a hit.

Bray’s changed a lot… and grown a beard.

Steve Austin with a hair­style? No way!

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