All Elite Wrestling Makes BIG Signing
Paul Wight better known to wrestling fans as "The Big Show" has signed with AEW: All Elite Wrestling. The gigantic 7 plus foot tall and somewhere around 400-pound pro wrestling superstar was a fixture in the WWE for years and years and now becomes one of the latest big-name stars to join the up-and-coming AEW. Wight will not only wrestle for AEW but he'll also join Tony Chivani as a host of AEW Dark: Elevation.
AllEliteWrestling.com announced the long term singing of Paul Wight yesterday. The 49-year-old Wight has been making fewer and fewer in-ring appearances lately and seemed to be growing his acting career with shows like "The Big Show Show" on Netflix. So this deal makes a lot of sense. Wight moves off the back burner with the WWE to most likely being a feature player for AEW and by hosting AEW Dark: Elevation on AEW's YouTube channel he'll get to expand his role outside of the ring.
AEW President and CEO Tony Khan, who along with his father Shad Khan own and operate the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars said: “Paul Wight is one of the most recognizable and impressive professional athletes in the world, He wanted to come to AEW because he believes that we’re the best promotion in wrestling, and we believe that he has a lot to offer us, both in the ring as a wrestler, and also outside the ring as a commentator, host and ambassador for AEW.”
Historically whenever "the other wrestling organization" makes a move Vince McMahon and the WWE comes back hard. A signing like this one for AEW should elicit something pretty big in return. AEW continues to prove they are growing and not going away any time soon.