Paul Wight started off his career as The Giant in WCW, before making a name for himself as The Big Show in WWE. He spent two decades in WWE and took part in numerous storylines. His name still carries a lot of value by the looks of it.

Wight eventually decided to take his skills elsewhere and made his way to AEW last year. Since then, he has been content working as part of the commentary team on AEW Dark: Elevation and occasionally competing as well.

Paul Wight also competed during the AEW “Dark: Elevation” taping this Monday, which was taped at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC before AEW Dynamite premiered on TBS.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about Paul Wight competing in his hometown. Meltzer revealed that Wight helped sell around 1000 tickets for the show.


Big Show was from Aiken, South Carolina, which was not far from Columbia. They sent him there to do local publicity and they sold about over 1000 ticketa, when Big Show was promoting it all over locally. Big Show wrestled on the show and I heard the place went nuts for him because he rarely wrestles there. So it was a rare twist. They actually had more people pay than last week.

Paul Wight is more than happy where he is in AEW and that is what matters in the end. We’ll have to see when he will compete inside the squared circle again.

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