Incredibly Excited!- WWE Legend Big Show Issues a Statement After His AEW Signing

Published 02/24/2021, 12:30 PM EST


AEW has broken the internet once again by announcing Paul Wight, aka The Big Show, is now All Elite. The former World Champion joins the list of WWE superstars who jumped ship to AEW.

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The World’s Largest Athlete will now become the World’s Largest Commentator for AEW’s newest show, Elevation.

Paul Wight is All Elite!

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Wight took to Twitter to react to the announcement of his first appearance on TNT since his days with WCW. The superstar is ‘incredibly excited’ to work with Tony Khan and the Elite. More details about Wight’s appearance will be revealed on tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite.

AEW CEO Tony Khan commented on this huge signing in a press release by the company.

“Paul is one of the most experienced stars in all of wrestling, and he’s eager to work with our diverse roster. He can benefit and guide our young talent with his mentorship, and his expert commentary on AEW Dark: Elevation will educate and entertain our fans, and also educate the younger wrestlers on the roster.”

According to Khan, Wight will also wrestle in an AEW ring. “Furthermore, Paul enters AEW as a licensed wrestler, and he’s very much looking forward to studying our talent firsthand from the commentary desk in preparation for his return to the ring!”

It will be unusual seeing the Big Show wrestling for AEW after seeing him in WWE for more than 2 decades. His last match against Randy Orton was an unsanctioned match. He even appeared at Raw’s Legend’s Night, where he watched Keith Lee vs Drew McIntyre’s WWE Championship match.

WWE moves The Big Show to the Alumni section of their website

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 08: WWE Wrestler Big Show (Paul Donald Wight II) attends the Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets game at Met Life Stadium on December 8, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)

It isn’t safe to assume that the ‘Big Show’ name will die, but calling the World’s Largest Athlete Paul Wight will take some time to get used to. After all, Jim Ross recently referred to Kenny Omega as the WWE Champion.

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WWE did not waste time in placing the former World Champion in the Alumni section of their official website. Wight himself commented on the role AEW plays in the wrestling industry.

“It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years. AEW Dark is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers, but I also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase themselves in new ways on Dark. It’s no exaggeration when they say that AEW is boundless.”

How will Wight fare with AEW?

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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