“Nobody Jumped My A**”- Paul Wight Reveals the Aftermath of His Botched Promo at AEW Revolution

Published 03/12/2021, 10:59 AM CST


Paul Wight made his AEW debut appearance on last week’s episode of Dynamite. Therein, he announced that another talent would join the company a few days later at Revolution. 

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Although, instead of saying ‘Revolution’, Wight said ‘Evolution,’ which turned a lot of eyes. Evolution is a name mostly associated with WWE for the Women’s Division event as well as the stable of the same name. 

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Many assumed that this debut promo botch would have earned Wight a lot of heat backstage, but it turns out that we were wrong. Speaking on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, the former WWE Superstar revealed that he received no such backlash for the mistake. 

“The other night, I called it ‘Evolution’. You know, there’s ‘Elevation’ in the new show that I’m doing… yeah, like, there’s a lot of tongue twisters going in there now. But nobody jumped my a**, though,” revealed Wight. “You know, I didn’t have somebody (imitating Vince McMahon)- ‘What are you stupid?! You don’t know the name of the goddamn pay per view?! No one’s gonna buy it, it’s your fault.’”

Wight revealed that in his time working in WWE as Big Show, there was no room for such errors, and highlighted a key personality trait of WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon.

“But you know, again, you’re working for a guy who’s a perfectionist who holds himself to a higher standard and holds everyone else around him to that standard, you know, it can be hard to work under those,” admitted Wight. 

Paul Wight is not the only one who got tangled up with WWE terms

Paul Wight was not the only one to mess up this way. A couple of weeks ago on Dynamite, commentator Jim Ross referred to AEW World Champion Kenny Omega as the WWE Champion during a conference call. 

This botch was a lot more prominent, and many expected him to come under fire for it, but it seems as if that passed over without much of a problem. 

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During the Brodie Lee tribute show on Dynamite, Chris Jericho accidentally called Erick Redbeard ‘Erick Rowan’ not once but twice! This was his WWE name but WWE did not take any legal action on this, and that too passed over. 

A good number of AEW’s current main roster is made up of former WWE talent, which means that errors like this will occur time and again due to force of habit or a cross-connection.

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Tony Khan may be sympathetic to this which is why there may not be any severe punishments yet, although such errors must be cut out over the next few weeks. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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