QT Marshall On Facing Paul Wight At AEW All Out: ‘I’m The Co-Star, And I’m Okay With That’
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During an interview with SteelChair Wrestling Magazine, Marshall noted how he knows the match is like a movie about Wight’s return to action, but the match is also special to him because it marks his first singles contest on an AEW pay-per-view.
“It’s great,” said Marshall. “Of course, behind the curtain, the idea that [Wight] trusts to get in there with me. He is 50 years old and he has a surgically repaired hip that we’ve shown on TV. We’re telling that story. The idea that he’s willing to get in there with someone like me, things are going to happen but we’ll go out of our way not to ruin each other’s career. But everything I do out there is as real as it can be and he’s a big guy, so I can’t hit him as hard as I have to.
“The fact that he’s willing to trust me with a lot of ideas, I’m kind of just like the co-star in the movie. The movie is the Paul Wight movie and I’m the co-star and I’m okay with that because there needs to be a co-star. To me, it’s a dream come true. I’m just super excited for it, I’ve never had a one-on-one match on PPV. It’s a huge PPV too, we’ve got CM Punk vs Darby Allin, Kenny [Omega] vs Christian, the Bucks and the Lucha Brothers in a steel cage. It’s a humongous PPV. So, to be on it is an honor in itself.”
Marshall also described his mindset heading into the bout and All Out itself; as someone who has been with AEW from the start, he sees how people are jumping on the bandwagon, though he believes the addition of big names can only help the company.
“My state of mind is I’ve been here since day one and I think that everyone is jumping onboard AEW right now is great,” said Marshall. “It’s awesome, right? The bigger names that come in, the bigger the company can grow. But, at the same time, they’re coming now, two years later after we survived through a pandemic era of wrestling. Paul was part of that as well, so I don’t blame him.”
Marshall then made it clear that he and Wigt will settle their differences on Sunday, and he’s aiming to put on the “best show” he can. Of course, he noted that he hopes to win the bout because the outcomes of matches “matter” in AEW.
“I think he sees what’s going on in AEW, he loves the idea of being in a fresh company with some young fresh talent he can create his art with, but I have a problem with that and we’ll settle it on Sunday if he even shows up, after last night on Dynamite as we left him laying,” said Marshall. “I don’t know what’s going to happen but I do know the mindset I have is to go in there and put on the best show for AEW and for the fans, whether they like me or not, and win of course because in AEW, the wins and losses matter.”