Paul Wight, aka Big Show, Signs Long-Term Deal with AEW
Weeeeeeeeellllll… All Elite Wrestling just dropped a bombshell announcement on Wednesday morning, confirming Paul Wight (aka WWE’s Big Show) has signed a long-term deal with the promotion.
Wight will have an extensive role within AEW as he will not only compete in the ring, but he’ll serve as a commentator on the company’s newest show, AEW Dark: Elevation.
According to a new press release from AEW, Elevation will air on Mondays at 7 p.m. ET on AEW’s YouTube channel and it “will showcase AEW’s established and rising stars, as well as the top independent wrestlers within the industry, competing against each other in the ring in pursuit of wins.” It was noted that AEW Dark: Elevation will also maintain continuity with AEW DYNAMITE, AEW Dark, AEW pay-per-view shows and streaming events, with wins and losses factoring into each wrestler’s ranking in the company.
“It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years,” said Paul Wight. “AEW Dark is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers, but I also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase themselves in new ways on Dark. It’s no exaggeration when they say that AEW is boundless.”
“Paul Wight is one of the most recognizable and impressive professional athletes in the world,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “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.”
“Paul is one of the most experienced stars in all of wrestling, and he’s eager to work with our diverse roster,” added Khan. “He can benefit and guide our young talent with his mentorship, and his expert commentary on AEW Dark: Elevation will educate and entertain our fans, and also educate the younger wrestlers on the roster. Furthermore, Paul enters AEW as a licensed wrestler, and he’s very much looking forward to studying our talent firsthand from the commentary desk in preparation for his return to the ring!”
All Elite Wrestling also mentioned more details surrounding Wight’s signing, the new AEW Dark: Elevation show, and the identity of Wight’s commentary partner will be forthcoming.