Twitter Reacts to Paul Wight AKA Big Show’s Commentary Debut at AEW Dark: Elevation

Published 03/16/2021, 8:15 AM EDT


AEW Dark: Elevation premiered on AEW’s official YouTube account, featuring some exciting matches. One of the most exciting features about the new show was the new role Paul Wight assumed. The former World’s Largest Athlete now becomes the World’s Largest commentator.

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Fans praise Paul Wight on his commentary debut

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)

Big Show left the WWE for AEW at the beginning of this month and has adopted a new role. He is now a commentator alongside Tony Schiavone for AEW Dark: Elevation. Those who want to check out Paul’s commentary and some great wrestling can head to AEW’s official page and watch the full show.

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Paul Wight took to Twitter to respond to a fan who praised his commentary skills. He promised to get better in the coming days and thanked the AEW roster for putting on a great show. Fans also reacted positively to the big man’s commentary.

It helped that Wight was seated next to one of AEW’s veteran commentators, Tony Schiavone. He and Tony combined well and delivered some excellent commentary for a solid two hours of wrestling. We even saw Wight and Tony jamming to Maki Itoh’s pre-match performance.

Wight has claimed he’s waiting to step into the ring with AEW’s best and brightest talent. He’s got his eye on the current TNT Champion Darby Allin and the AEW Champion Kenny Omega. While Omega vs Wight would kill, Wight vs Darby Allin would be a complete mismatch, leading up to a quite wonderful pairing.

AEW Elevation has a successful debut

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The first night of Elevation featured some exciting match-ups, but none was more exciting than the main event. Maki Itoh took on the inaugural AEW Women’s Champion Riho in the main event. After an exciting back-and-forth battle, Riho put away Itoh with a running knee to the face.

Along with the main event, the card featured Marko Stunt vs QT Marshall, Jungle Boy vs Danny Limelight, Dante Martin vs Max Caster and the newly formed Matt Hardy faction put away some jobbers. The biggest surprise of the night was Kenny Omega’s impromptu match against Matt Sydal.

After Omega put away Sydal with ease, as the high-flyer competed in two matches last night, Tony Khan came out and booked a rematch for Dynamite. If Sydal wins, he will get an AEW World Championship shot.

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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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