Shane McMahon, a household name in the world of wrestling, has had his fair share of formidable bouts and unforgettable moments in the WWE ring. Recently, wrestling legend Paul Wight, formerly known as The Big Show, divulged that he's twice left McMahon unconscious, thanks to his distinctive version of the Chokeslam manoeuvre.
The revelation came during Paul Wight's guest appearance on The Babyfaces podcast. He took the opportunity to discuss his long history with McMahon, which includes an intense Last Man Standing match at WWE's Backlash 2001.
Wight also elaborated on the nuances that make his Chokeslam stand out from those performed by other wrestling icons such as The Undertaker, Kane, and ECW's 911.
Wight's McMahon Knockouts
According to Wight, it's all about the specific adjustments he's made to the move over the years.
"Everyone's got their spin on it, but I've made mine a bit different," he confessed. These tweaks, he claimed, were responsible for knocking out McMahon on two separate instances, much to the chagrin of fellow WWE stars who've had to experience the modified manoeuvre firsthand while touring.
While Paul Wight has been relatively absent from the ring in recent years due to injuries, a buzz surrounds his potential return to action. On a recent episode of AEW Dynamite, Chris Jericho hinted at the arrival of an 'old friend' who out-sizes Powerhouse Hobbs.
Since Jericho has recently trademarked 'Jeri-Show,' the name he and Wight used during their WWE tag team days, speculation is rife that Wight could make a grand re-entry. Adding fuel to the fire, industry insider Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer suggested that Wight might team up with Jericho and Kenny Omega at AEW's upcoming Full Gear pay-per-view.
This could set the stage for a showdown with The Don Callis Family. With 'Hangman' Adam Page and Kota Ibushi occupied elsewhere, this could be the perfect opportunity for Wight to showcase that his Chokeslam is still as devastating as ever.
As wrestling fans eagerly await confirmation, one thing is sure: Paul Wight's impact on the industry—much like his Chokeslam—is far from forgotten.