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. He also isn’t done wrestling in AEW just yet.
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.
While speaking on Submission Radio, Paul Wight talked about his absence from in-ring competition. Wight mentioned how he needed hip replacement surgery and then also the fact that he did not want to take spots away from the younger talent. Wight made it clear he is still open to competing in the ring again.
“I had another hip transplant in December. So, now I have two fake hips now, I have two titanium hips so I’m like Wolverine,” Wight explained. “So the focus for me has just been on rehab, physical therapy, and just getting stronger. And my thing coming over [to AEW], honestly, to be sincere, is I came over here to work on my commentary skills because that’s where my future lies in wrestling, that’s where I want to contribute to the business. But I came over to compete periodically, in small doses, like I don’t see myself running for championships, that’s not my gig.
“Maybe if it works out and there’s a younger talent that I can help bring along, like a tag team championship, maybe. I’ve done my five nights a week for decades, I’ve put in my time. Now, for me, it’s about not taking anything away from the amazing AEW talent here that deserves that TV time, that deserves that opportunity to make those connections with the audience, that deserves that ability to go out and earn those pay-per-view paydays, this is their time. And for me, I’ll pick and choose here and there, and squeeze in, and we got some stuff coming down the line that’s really cool, but this has been an incredible card that they’ve put together in an incredible sold-out venue. These talents are excited, and I’m excited to watch them.
“So, that’s the smart thing you do, like I’m never gonna be a guy that’s going to come in and bully my way and, ‘I need my dressing room, I need to be fighting for the title.’ That’s not my MO. I want the business to do well and I want the talent around me to do well, and I’ll be okay.”
Paul Wight is more than happy where he is in AEW and that is what matters in the end. It remains to be seen when Paul Wight will compete in the ring again. Fans would love to see him return as well.
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