Paul Wight surprised pro wrestling fans when he decided to jump ship from WWE to AEW. He had a past with WCW prior to that, making him one of the few people who have worked for all three companies. He was even ECW Champion for a time, but it was under WWE’s umbrella. He is happy to be in AEW now where he can step away from the Big Show moniker.

While talking to WrestleZone, Paul Wight went into how great it is to be able to reinvent himself with All Elite Wrestling. He said that this is the first time in his career that he has been afforded the opportunity to do so.

“This is the first time in I don’t know how many years I kind of get to reinvent myself a little bit, you know. Trying to find updated gear that’s not so much – retro – the same gear that we’ve seen me in for years and years and years. Stuff that’s more appealing for tour manufacturing, for merchandising and branding. Trying to experience all that and just finding a new look that encompasses who Paul White is. So it’s a discovery process right now. I changed my gear twice since that picture, so I’m driving the photo guys nuts today. I find something I like and then change my mind.”

“So, this is the first time in I don’t know, I guess back to Dungeon of Doom since I’ve had the chance to really figure out, well this is what I’m going to look like, this is how I’m going to perform, this is what I’ll be comfortable in performing in. So, yeah, we’re, we’re still experimenting and still having fun, but I think I’ve got it narrowed down now.”

“So we’ve got some good options out there for different looks. So, you know, we want new merchandise that doesn’t look like the old Big Show character. We wanted a new look that doesn’t look like the old Big Show characters or the old Giant character. So hopefully this new luck will breathe in a little bit of life and let everyone know that though it’s the same person on the inside there’s a lot of new things, a new paint job. So we’re ready to rock and roll.”

Paul Wight is on the commentary team of AEW Dark: Elevation, and he also got physical this week on Dynamite. The future seems to be an open book for Wight as he continues doing a different thing apart from the restrictive nature of WWE that he became accustomed to for years.

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