QT Marshall and Paul Wight faced off at AEW All Out, but some fans were not thrilled about that addition to the card. Instead of being excited about the former Big Show’s first official AEW match, they were upset about his opponent. QT Marshall, his All Out opponent, heard those complaints loud and clear.

While talking to Wrestling Inc, QT Marshall opened up about that fan criticism. He realized that there was a lot of heat over the fact that Tony Khan booked him in that match against Wight.

Without meaning to insert a pun into his response, QT Marshall simply said that Paul Wight is a massive star, so he understands the negative attention. He also wondered who else Wight could have beat on pay-per-view and he had no problem that guy.

“I know a lot of people were negative toward it. I don’t know why because Paul is a humongous, massive star. No pun intended. Who else on the AEW roster would anyone be okay with Paul Wight beating on a pay-per-view? That’s the one question nobody is thinking about.”

“I’m okay being that guy. I had fun doing it. I got to check off one of the goals on my list for 2021, which was to have a one-on-one pay-per-view match. Was it the most glamorous match in the world? If you’re looking at one perspective, no. If you’re looking at it from my perspective, I got to go out there in front of a sellout crowd with a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The story leading up was great. We did great ratings on the way in because of Paul. I’m very fortunate that it has been given to me. I do my best not to strike out when I get up to the plate.”

We’ll have to see who Paul Wight faces next in AEW. He even teased the idea of lacing up his boots again tonight on Saturday Night Dynamite. No match has been announced for Wight yet, but you also never knw what Tony Khan has planned down the line.

In the meantime, QT Marshall will continue doing his thing with AEW and the Factory. It might be interesting to see Marshall and Wight’s paths cross again, but that doesn’t mean fans will be elated about it.

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Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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