The Real Reason Why Big Show Left WWE Revealed

Published 02/25/2021, 1:15 AM EST


All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has definitely made an indelible mark on the professional wrestling scene since its inception in 2018. The Jacksonville-based promotion has made headlines in the wrestling world by working with NJPW and Impact Wrestling. But now, they’re in the headlines again, thanks to their newest signee, the Big Show, aka Paul Wight.

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Why did Big Show leave WWE?

AEW shell-shocked the wrestling world with the announcement of Big Show signing with the company. While some didn’t believe it at first, others straightaway targeted ‘The Giant’ for showing disloyalty and leaving WWE.

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They always say never come to conclusions without proper research. That’s what the fans did, but we finally have an update on why the ‘World’s Largest Athlete’ left WWE. PWInsider recently reported the reason Big Show left WWE was that the two parties couldn’t come to an agreement regarding a new contract.
The Big Show signed a multi-year contract with WWE back in 2017 that ended in early 2021. He had signed his first WWE contract in 1999 and stayed with the company for over two decades. But his departure confirms one thing; anything is possible in the world of professional wrestling.
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Another addition to the story is that Show was also unhappy with the way he was treated. For those unaware, Randy Orton had some strong, insulting words for the Big Show as the two met backstage on WWE Raw Legends Night earlier last month.

Is AEW the new WCW?

AEW being the new WCW is something many in the wrestling world have believed. The Big Show signing with AEW is a prime example of how slowly and shockingly top WWE talent in the 90s jumped ship to WCW.
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It all started with Hulk Hogan joining WCW with a grand parade through Orlando’s Universal Studios. Sounds pretty similar to the event where Chris Jericho announced his signing with AEW, doesn’t it?

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They also have one of the top faces of WCW – ‘The Icon’ Sting. Not to forget, the ‘voice of WCW’ Tony Schiavone and former WCW Superstars, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Tazz as managers.
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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’s signing can be compared to that of Lex Luger, or even Randy Savage. No one in the WWE or outside saw this coming. Where do you think the ship is heading for AEW? Will they be WCW 2.0, or will they silence the critics?

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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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