“Hunter Didn’t Want to Wrestle Me” – Paul Wight Reveals the Truth about His Feud with Triple H

Published 03/18/2021, 8:27 AM EDT


Paul Wight [Big Show] spoke to Chris Jericho on his podcast, Talk is Jericho, and revealed that Triple H did not want to fight him during a 2013 pay-per-view.

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WWE booked Big Show and Triple H in a rivalry during SummerSlam 2013. However, even though the audience reacted positively to it, the Authority’s leader did not want to have a one-on-one fight with The Giant.

“The whole angle with Hunter [Triple H] that one time, the fans went crazy because Hunter and I got into a big look on the ramp when they [The Authority] were running the company and all that stuff and scr*wing the guys over. Just off a look the fans wanted to see it. So we built that up and all that, and it never turned into a match. Hunter didn’t want to wrestle me at SummerSlam, didn’t want to put me over at a pay-per-view. ‘There’s not going to be a match. You get to knock me out and that’s the end of it.’ And that’s what happened.”

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It’s possible if the duo had battled during a PPV, it would have reeled in a significant number of viewers. In fact, this clash was going on for long enough to qualify as a feud that deserved its own match.

However, the feud ended after Big Show decked Triple H with his fist. In response, Triple H banned The Giant from WWE.

Paul Wight revealed his reasons for quitting WWE

Paul Wight spoke to Chris Jericho about what bothered him when he was in WWE, and why he quit.

He revealed WWE told him he was not the future, and they were only going to use him to put talent over. Apart from that, he wouldn’t be headlining any of the main events of any PPVs.

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Even though he tried to change their mind, it didn’t help. The officials were not ready to budge from their words.

Furthermore, Big Show wasn’t prepared for the politics that went on inside WWE. After his time at WWE, he transitioned to AEW where he will work as a wrestler and a commentator.

Big Show moving to AEW was one of the biggest surprises of 2021 in the wrestling industry.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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