Paul Wight is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world as he worked in the business for well over two decades. Paul Wight shocked the pro wrestling world when he officially announced that he will be working in AEW a couple of months ago.
Since his appearance in AEW he has been working as part of the AEW commentary team and is certainly having a great time there. However, he has yet to compete inside the ring in the company.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Paul Wight revealed that he has an intense desire to get back in the ring and make his in-ring debut in AEW, adding that his role as an AEW commentator has renewed his interest in competing again.
“Itch? Man I need to dump myself into a vat of cortisone I’ve got the itch so bad,”. It’s ridiculous. And it’s the best thing I could’ve done. For so many years I was in WWE, and I was a gear in the cog of the machine up there. But I knew what we were doing at live events, I knew what we were doing on RAW and Smackdown. I know who is new. I had my finger on that environment. When I came to AEW, a lot of these people I didn’t know, some of them I never heard of before. I didn’t understand their styles, didn’t understand any of it.
“So one of the luckiest and smartest moves I think I was able to be a part of was to do Elevation, because I really got to see the talent, understand the talent. And it’s made me more comfortable where now I really know, up here, how I settle in, how I get over, how I help the other talent, how I pull ratings and help AEW grow. I think it’s the first time in my entire career where everything is lined up. The knowledge is there, health is there, the desire is there and the opportunity is there. So I’m excited to see what’s going to happen. This is the first time in god knows how many years where I know all that’s a definitive fact.”
Paul Wight is also set to join the commentary team for this Sunday’s AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view. We will have to see when Paul Wight will make his in-ring debut in AEW and who he will be facing off against.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.