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The Big Show, but not Cotto?

Updated: February 20, 2008, 1:36 PM ET
By Dan Rafael
Your weekly random thoughts …

• I haven't watched much pro wrestling since the mid-1980s -- yes, I actually attended Wrestlemania I at Madison Square Garden with my father -- but when I heard about the nonsense between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 7-foot, 400-pound WWE star The Big Show at Sunday's pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, I tuned in to WWE's Monday Night RAW to catch the highlights as well as to see Mayweather again confront Show at a card in Anaheim. The Sunday footage of Mayweather hopping in the ring to help out wrestler Rey Mysterio and then opening up on Show's face with several punches and leaving him with a broken and bleeding nose was interesting, especially because Show was on his knees when it happened. Monday's follow-up confrontation was so obviously scripted it was sad. Mayweather might do a lot of things in his life, but winning an Academy Award won't be one of them. Anyway, the story line now heads to Wrestlemania 24 in Orlando, Fla., on March 30, when Mayweather is supposed to fight (I'm not sure under what kind of rules) Show. That's all well and good, but all I could think of as I watched the zaniness play out was this: If Mayweather is cool with fighting a mountain of a man like Show, why does he keep running from a man his own size, Miguel Cotto?

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