Paul Wight, known as The Big Show in WWE, revealed that he will still compete inside of an AEW ring if he can. Paul shook the wrestling world when he signed for AEW in February 2021. He ended his 22-year run with the WWE after he did this.
According to interviews, he simply was upset at WWE for not treating him right and letting Randy Orton humiliate him on TV on one occasion. Since appearing for AEW, he only competed in a few matches. His first match was at ‘All Out’.
He also made a few appearances on AEW ‘Dark: Elevation’.
Paul Wight Talks About When He Will Start Competing in AEW Ring Again
After having a second hip replacement surgery, he made his in-ring return on December.
He spoke about this on Submission Radio and why he has been absent from in-ring competition. According to him, he did not want to compete before surgery, and he also did not want to take the spot of younger AEW wrestlers. “I had another hip transplant in December.
So, now I have two fake hips now, I have two titanium hips so I’m like Wolverine,” Wight explained. “So the focus for me has just been on rehab, physical therapy, and just getting stronger. And my thing coming over [to AEW], honestly, to be sincere, is I came over here to work on my commentary skills because that’s where my future lies in wrestling, that’s where I want to contribute to the business.
But I came over to compete periodically, in small doses, like I don’t see myself running for championships, that’s not my gig. “Maybe if it works out and there’s a younger talent that I can help bring along, like a tag team championship, maybe.
I’ve done my five nights a week for decades, I’ve put in my time. Now, for me, it’s about not taking anything away from the amazing AEW talent here that deserves that TV time, that deserves that opportunity to make those connections with the audience, that deserves that ability to go out and earn those pay-per-view paydays, this is their time.
And for me, I’ll pick and choose here and there, and squeeze in, and we got some stuff coming down the line that’s really cool, but this has been an incredible card that they’ve put together in an incredible sold-out venue.
These talents are excited, and I’m excited to watch them." Finally, Paul Wight said, “So, that’s the smart thing you do, like I’m never gonna be a guy that’s going to come in and bully my way and, ‘I need my dressing room, I need to be fighting for the title.’ That’s not my MO. I want the business to do well and I want the talent around me to do well, and I’ll be okay”.