Not all the people garner stardom because of their contributions or professions, some are recognized because of their relationship with some elite celebrities. Melissa Ann Piavis is one of those personalities who rose to fame for being married to the WWE champion The Big Show.
Melissa Ann Piavis Married to Big Show
Melissa Ann Piavis was married to her boyfriend turned spouse, Paul Donald wight II aka Big Show. Big Show met Melissa Piavis in 1995 when he first signed a contract with WCW. After dating for two years, the lovebirds tied the knot on February 14, 1997, in a lavish ceremony.
Wight was already a wrestler before Melissa Ann entered his life. He made a debut on the same day as their second wedding anniversary. People refer that day as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1999 in WWE history. A year later, he lost the match as well as his wife Melissa. Melissa divorced Paul on 6 February 2002 when Big Show ironically regained his title.
Melissa gave birth to a daughter Cierra Wight in 1998 with her ex-husband Big Show. According to the source, Big Show managed to secure the custody of their baby girl Cierra at age 14. Cierra lives with her father, Paul, stepmother Bess Katramados and her half-sibling.
Big Show Relationship with Bess Katramados
Followed by an official split from Piavis, Paul met Illinois-born Bess Katramados. They started dating during the last months of his relationship with Melissa. Big Show and Bess ended up getting married in February 2002, days after his divorce from Melissa was finalized. Paul shares two beautiful daughters with his wife Katramados.
Melissa Ann Piavis Net Worth
Melissa, the 5 ft 4 inch tall earns a decent amount of income from her job. She possesses an estimated net worth of $1 million. The mother to Cierra might have received some amount in spousal support from ex-partner Big Show who is worth a whopping $20 million.
Aside from wrestling, Melissa's former husband is also best known for his roles and appearances in many movies and TV shows including The Waterboy, Knucklehead, Countdown, The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!, Fighting with My Family, Cousin Skeeter, MADtv, Dinner: Impossible, The 7PM Project, Burn Notice, Psych, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Nickelodeon's Unfiltered, and Fast & Furious Spy Racers among others. In 2019, Big Show also worked with Netflix to release his own reality TV show called, The Big Show Show which aired on the platform in April 2020. However, the show was canceled for season 2. Big Show appeared with his daughters on the show.
Melissa Ann Piavis Wiki-Bio
Melissa Ann Piavis was born in Greece on May 30, 1966, which makes her 53 years of age. The Gemini lady is the daughter of James Piavis and granddaughter of Dr. William and Winnie Piavis.
Piavis holds Greek nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Speaking of academic qualification, Melissa went to Sprayberry High School, Georgia. She was a team manager during her high school wrestling team.