The news of the signing of Big Show with AEW fell like a bolt from the blue yesterday and was a surprise for fans and professionals. Within the WWE hardly anyone knew of his shock decision and the general impression was that of retirement in Stamford, given the many years in the service of Vince McMahon.
Big Show, in fact, was considered one of the backstage loyalists. Apparently, Paul Wight, this is the real name of the giant, had not been able to find an economic agreement for the renewal of his contract and was somewhat disappointed by the treatment received on the occasion of Raw's Legends Night, last January.
Commenting on his decision was thought by Mick Foley, a great friend of his and with whom he shared the screen in the Netflix series "The Big Show Show" The Hall of Famer did not want to explicitly name the AEW, tagging another page on Twitter as a joke, but the message remains clear: "I wish my best friend Paul Wight the best for signing him.
I guess the giant had done everything he could in WWE and had even better things to show." Foley is currently under contract with WWE, but has exclusively signed a" Legends Deal", the same one he apparently had Show before.
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Twitter goes crazy on the announcement of The Big Show signing with AEW
The announcement of Paul Wight aka The Big Show signing with WWE came out of nowhere. Wrestling fans have shared their shocked reactions on Twitter with many joking about The Big Show turning on WWE.
At the moment Big Show will only play the role of commentator for the show AEW Dark: Elevation, but Tony Khan has already confirmed that the intention of the giant is to perform in the ring as an active wrestler. Considering that Shaquille O'Neal has also appeared several times at Dynamite, many think that the Company may propose a match between the two in PPV in the future.
WWE had tried several times to organize it but without success. It will certainly not be a qualitatively good match from the point of view of the struggled player, but it can give AEW great media exposure. Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes (fka Goldust), and Jon Moxley (fka Dean Ambrose) were among the high-profile former WWE Superstars who joined AEW in 2019.
Jake Hager (fka Jack Swagger), PAC (fka Neville), and Shawn Spears (fka Tye Dillinger) joined the company in the same year. Brodie Lee (fka Luke Harper), FTR (fka The Revival), Matt Hardy, Miro (fka Rusev), and Sting also signed with AEW in 2020. Paul Wight is the first major addition to the AEW roster from WWE in 2021.