Former WWE Superstar Paul Wight, who used to be known as the Big Show in WWE, spent over two decades in the company before he decided to take his skills elsewhere. Wight eventually made his way to AEW, much to the surprise of the pro wrestling world.

On the other hand, Mark Henry shocked the pro wrestling world when he made his debut at the AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view last year. AEW became only the second company ever that Henry has worked in. He also has unique role in AEW Rampage.

The World’s Strongest Man also signed a multi-year deal with the company. However, Wight and Henry have mostly been used in non-wrestling roles, barring Paul Wight squaring off against QT Marshall and a couple of other matches last year.

While speaking on the Jim Cornette Drive Thru, Jim Cornette criticized AEW for misusing Paul Wight and Mark Henry, relegating them to minor roles in the company.


We have not seen Paul Wight, the former Big Show, since about three weeks after he got signed and he had that one match on TV against QT Marshall. Fans never got ot see Paul Wight do an interview or do anything else for that matter. Mark Henry. They signed him to be an announcer on a Friday night show. We now see him do a 45-second pre-tape. So the biggest stars in the company are the ones in federal witness protection. So he hosts the promos.” 

Wight is more than happy working in AEW thanks to the creative environment provided there and he wouldn’t have it any other way and perhaps the same can be said for Henry.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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