“Discover Who You Are” – Paul Wight fka Big Show Gives Young Wrestlers a Vital Career Advice

Published 04/18/2021, 12:36 PM EDT


The Big Show aka Paul Wight is one of the most recognized and decorated professional wrestlers in the world. The ‘World’s Largest Athlete’ has been in the business for almost three decades. And when you’re in the business for that long, you definitely know the little things that make you successful.

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A Mantra for success from Big Show aka Paul Wight

During a recent appearance on AEW Superstar Miro’s stream, Paul Wight fka Big Show gave a very important advice to the young generation of pro wrestlers.

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Wight advised young wrestlers to commit to the business fully. He said, “This isn’t a business you can do part-time, or on a weekend. And I’m trying to explain that to some of our younger guys in AEW.”

Wight added that whenever he asks younger talent how long have they been working, the answers are XYZ number of years. But when he asks them how long have they been getting paid, the answer is only a handful of months.

Paul Wight explained to Miro, “When you work once or twice a month, that’s not working. You need to work 5-6 nights a week, 4-5 years straight and then you’re working. Because, that’s how you find out who you are and discover who you are and get a rhythm for who you are.”

COLOGNE, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 11: Big Show during WWE Road to WrestleMania at the Lanxess Arena on February 11, 2016 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images)

Paul Wight also added that second-generation, third-generation wrestlers have an advantage because they grow up in the business. They understand the lingo and psychology of the business quicker than others. He then gave an example of Austin Gunn, son of WWE Hall of Famer Billy Gunn.

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Wight said Austin Gunn is a polished talent, and he’s been wrestling only for a few months now. He gave the credit to Billy Gunn for being a fantastic trainer. He also talked about how Gunn has improved himself even more training with Colt Cabana.

To sum it up, no matter who you are, if you wish to become a pro wrestler, then give it your all. All these Superstars we see today, including the Big Show aka Paul Wight, have all worked hard to reach where they are today. We’re sure the younger generation will definitely take this advice.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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