Paul Wight, the skilled wrestler you could bear in mind as WCW’s Big and WWE’s Huge Present (or The Waterboy’s Captain Insano), has been popping up in family-friendly fare for ages now, so it’s not an enormous shock that he’s now headlining his personal TGIF-style sitcom. If something, the shock is that sitcoms like this may nonetheless exist in our irony-poisoned world—Grownup Swim’s Beef Home, for instance, is a direct subversion of this type of fuzzy, multi-camera programming.
But when anybody could make it work, it’s Wight, who, regardless of his measurement, typically thrived within the squared circle as a lovable lug with a coronary heart of gold. Additionally, as Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Vin Diesel can let you know, one can by no means underestimate the comedic enchantment of enormous, muscled males being pressured to mingle with tiny youngsters.
Wight performs himself in the saccharine collection, which finds him embracing life along with his three daughters as his in-ring profession winds down, solely to find that they’re rising up sooner than he might ever notice. As tends to occur in these kinds of tales, the very act of a person so massive demonstrating vulnerability is all of the punchline an viewers wants. WWE veterans Mick Foley, Mark Henry, and Rikishi Fatu will cameo on the collection, as will Queer Eye’s Tan France.
The Huge Present Present premieres its 8-episode first season on April 6.