Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— The Big Show has asked WWE for some time off. He has wanted some for a while now to fully heal his injuries, but felt that leaving would run the Smackdown roster too thin. Now that he s on RAW, he feels that the roster there can afford to give him some time off for a while.

The Big Show is also said to be unhappy with the abrupt dropping of his planned program with Chris Masters. No reason has been given for dropping that angle.