WWE Ex-Champ Remains Active: Denies Retirement Despite 15-Month Break

Wrestling Icon Paul Wight Ends Fans' Speculation with Announcement

by Atia Mukhtar
WWE Ex-Champ Remains Active: Denies Retirement Despite 15-Month Break

Fans of professional wrestling can rejoice as former WWE Champion Paul Wight, better known as Big Show, has officially declared that he is not ready to hang up his boots just yet, putting any speculation about his retirement to rest.

It has been approximately 15 months since the larger-than-life superstar last graced the squared circle, but he assures his loyal followers that his Absence is not indicative of his departure from the ring. Since joining All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in 2021, Wight has been making waves in the industry.

With a decorated career over three decades, the veteran has captivated audiences worldwide with his immense talent and larger-than-life persona. However, a particular character portrayal has caught the attention of fans who yearn for its revival: Captain Insano.

For those unfamiliar, Captain Insano is a character that Wight brought to life in the famous film "The Waterboy." AEW has also trademarked the term, and Wight has even delighted fans with a one-off appearance as Captain Insano in the Acclaimed's rap videos.

The clamor for Captain Insano's return has steadily grown, and Wight will not disappoint his dedicated supporters.

Big Show Breaks Silence on In-Ring Hiatus

Wight's last official match occurred on the March 30th, 2022, episode of AEW Dark: Elevation.

Since then, he has been absent from in-ring competition, leading to speculation about his future endeavors. Wight took to Twitter to address the concerns directly in response to the inquiries flooding social media. "Probably not.

Well, at least not until I retire. I'm still writing chapters in my life," tweeted Wight, quelling retirement rumors. He further hinted at the possibility of having some fun with Captain Insano before eventually bidding farewell to professional wrestling.

This revelation has only intensified the excitement and anticipation among fans, who eagerly await Wight's next appearance and the potential resurrection of his beloved alter ego. As the wrestling world eagerly awaits Big Show's return to the ring, one thing is sure: his passion for the sport remains unwavering.

With a legacy as grand as his stature, Wight's imminent comeback promises to be a momentous occasion in professional wrestling. Fans and fellow wrestlers eagerly anticipate the next chapter in the larger-than-life career of Paul Wight, a true icon.

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