Paul Wight Doesn’t Have A Wrestling ‘Bucket List,’ Thinks Match With Shaq Will Happen Since There’s ‘Less Red Tape’
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Paul Wight thinks a match with Shaquille O’Neal is more likely to happen now that there’s less “red tape” to cut through to make it a reality.
Paul Wight recently spoke with Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast and spoke about the hypothetical match between himself and Shaq, and fans could see it sooner than later. Shaq and Wight had faced off briefly in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32 and were rumored to have a singles match at WrestleMania 33, but the “dream match” between the two never panned out.
Over the years, the two have continued to trash talk each other, and Shaq even recently said he’d still be up for the match, and now Wight tells Van Vliet why he thinks it’s more likely to happen.
“I think that will happen now because there is not as much red tape. He’s already competed with Cody Rhodes. It was him and Jade Cargill vs. Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet. That was an incredible showing for Shaq, so hopefully we’ll be able to cut some more red tape and make it happen. He’s been hitting the gym lately, Shaq is pretty big right now. He’s huge Shaq, that’s the best way of looking at it. I think he is nervous about me so he is putting on a bit of size. Whereas I am “Tall Paul” the car salesman [laughs].”
While a match with Shaq is always a topic of discussion, Wight says he doesn’t have an actual bucket list in wrestling. He explained that he really just takes things day by day and accepts whatever opportunities come his way.
“My bucket list? I don’t really have a bucket list. I’ve never been a guy to say ‘I’ve got to do that.’ I’m not a goal setter. I know some guys wake up every day and they have goals and checklists. I try to enjoy every day and be thankful for every day. Whether I get to go out and compete or be around the talent, it’s a good day. I’ve got some TV and movie projects on the side, so that’s all picking up speed now,” Wight said. “I don’t have anything to complain about, I just take every day and enjoy it. But as far as opportunities go, I won’t turn anything down but the sheets. I’m like Samuel Jackson. I’ll say yes to everything. I look forward to whatever opportunities are available. After Rampage in Chicago, the wrestling world will get knocked on its ass. The scuttlebutt is true. Maybe attitude-era ish again.”
One of the projects Wight recently took on was the role of “Palindrome” on the Fast and Furious: Spy Racers series on Netflix. You can read more about how he got involved in the Fast & Furious world at this link.