Paul Wight explains original plans with Randy Orton

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Paul Wight explains original plans with Randy Orton

Several weeks have passed since Paul Wight's sensational and unexpected transition to All Elite Wrestling, better known in WWE as The Big Show. The giant was a historic wrestler for the company of Vince McMahon and surprised the whole WWE Universe by saying goodbye to him.

The last time we saw Big Show in WWE was during the Raw Legends Night last January where the wrestler was involved in a small segment with Randy Orton. Show and Orton were the protagonists of a small storyline last year and regarding the last ones with the Legend Killer Big Show revealed a particular anecdote.

Paul Wight, aka The Big Show, spoke so recently on the Talk Is Jericho podcast where he talked to fellow WWE former wrestler Chris Jericho. Here are his words: "WWE wanted Randy Orton to crash my face into the chair, throw me to the ground and I was obviously lacking in respect" Paul Wight, however, explained that he did not accept all this and that on the contrary, he expected that a giant as big as him would react in the corridor and not a passive attitude.

Paul Wight's last matches in WWE

Paul Wight left WWE after two decades and the natural expiration of his contract. During a media meeting following AEW's Pay per View Revolution, Paul Wight revealed that he had been contacted by Vince McMahon, here are his words: "On the day my signing was announced with AEW, Vince McMahon called me and wished me luck, said I would be a great asset to All Elite Wrestling and thanked me for all the years I spent in WWE.

On his part there was no animosity or anger, our relationship ended well and everyone understood that it was just a matter of opportunity. In WWE after 20 years I had really done everything there was to do." Paul Wight said that a giant like him should have retaliated when Randy Orton put his hands on him and, "knocked him the hell out in the hallway"

Paul Wight's last appearance on WWE television was on RAW Legends Night in January, as his contract with the company expired soon after. His last match in WWE came in 2020 when he faced Randy Orton in an unsanctioned match on RAW.

Wight also faced Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36 a few months earlier. Although Paul Wight is now contracted to AEW, three Big Show shirts are still available on WWE's online store. WWE often removes WWE Superstars’ merchandise immediately after they leave the company. For example, Brock Lesnar’s merchandise was taken off the site after he became a free agent in 2020.