‘Big Show’ Paul Wight is a true veteran in the world of professional wrestling. He worked in WWE for two decades until finally signing with AEW.
While speaking on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Paul Wight discussed working in WWE and eventually having a match against Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania.
Wight then revealed that WWE told him that he would never main event WrestleMania, or any pay-per-view for that matter, ever again.
“I got the speech five years ago which was a pretty bad speech. I got called into a Talent Relations office and got told that I will never main event a WrestleMania again, I will never main event a pay-per-view again, and I’ll only be used to get over NXT talent. That was said to my face. There’s your fuc*ing inspiration, now go work hurt. Vince didn’t say that to me, it wasn’t him. But nothing gets said to you without… you know, you know where it comes from. So it hurt a little bit, I was like, ‘Really? That’s where we’re at”. Because they had to think about the future. And then I got into shape and had the abs. I made the joke to Vince, ‘When I used to chainsmoke two packs of cigarettes a day and drank Jack Daniel’s like water and weighed 500 pounds, I was a fuc*ing world champion. I got abs and I can’t get a fuc*ing match (laughs).”
Paul Wight will always be grateful for all the opportunities given to him during his time in WWE. We will have to see how he will fare in AEW.