Paul Wight AKA The Big Show Reveals Which AEW Superstars He Would Like to Face in the Ring

Published 03/09/2021, 7:30 AM EST


Paul Wight shocked the world by signing for AEW earlier this month. The former World Champion worked for WWE for over two decades, making him one of their most decorated superstars to jump ship.

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Following his shock exit from WWE, Wight will appear as a colour commentator for AEW’s new show, Elevation. However, his in-ring career is far from over.

Paul Wight names wrestlers he wants to face in AEW

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Seeing the Big Show wrestle in AEW will be an unusual sight, but we quickly got accustomed to watching Jon Moxley, Brodie Lee and FTR as well. The World’s Largest Athlete was once the most skilled big man in wrestling. Although age has caught up to him, he can still be quite an entertaining performer.

On a post show media call after Revolution, Paul was asked about the people he would like to face in AEW.

“Well, in AEW there is such a tremendous amount of talent here that I’ve already kind of scoped out if you will and put on my list. One of them is definitely Darby Allin. I love his presence in the ring and his character. I think we’re such opposites in size and careers that I would love with Darby. Kenny Omega, of course. I would love to team up again with Jericho or Billy Gunn.”

Wight also pointed out the surge in big men in AEW, that was uncommon in 2019.

“There’s some big guys here that I would definitely like to work with. Lance Archer, probably at the top of my list right now. Luchasaurus, you know Brian Cage, Wardlow. These are all big guys I think if I get a chance to work with them, I could do the best that I could do for them.”

Big Show’s best WWE matches

During his tenure in WWE, Paul Wight had his fair share of classics against some great opponents. He mixed it up with opponents of all sizes, from Rey Mysterio to the Great Khali. However, his best matches came against the following opponents.

At Extreme Rules 2015, Big Show challenged Roman Reigns to a Last Man Standing match. The Big Dog came off a disappointing WrestleMania loss to Seth Rollins, while Show won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. At the PPV, Reigns and Show destroyed the ringside area in a match that is one of the most underrated in both wrestlers’ careers.

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Show’s rivalry with Sheamus yielded a terrific World Heavyweight Championship match at Hell in a Cell 2012. The challenger countered a Brogue Kick with a devastating knockout blow to win his second World Championship.

From his earlier days in WWE, we celebrate his matches against Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2002 and John Cena at WrestleMania XX as some of the most important ones in history.

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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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