Former WWE Superstar Paul Wight used to be known as Big Show in the WWE. He spent more than twenty years there before he decided to take his skills elsewhere. Wight also revealed how Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho inspired him to join AEW.

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.

While speaking to Riju Dasgupta, Paul Wight revealed his reasoning behind his decision to go to AEW. Wight explained that Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho inspired him to join AEW.

“After establishing that ‘renown-ness,’ I saw an opportunity to build something with AEW. Like a lot of times in your career you achieve your own success and then you start to look for other ways to keep your passion going and stay motivated, and I saw a lot of great things in my friends Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes at the time, Young Bucks, what they were doing with AEW, and I really wanted to be a part of that. I thought I could slide in and really work on a personal goal of mine. It has been probably 15-17 years I have wanted to do commentary.” 


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.

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