Paul Wight started off his career as The Giant in WCW, but then he made a new name for himself as The Big Show in WWE. He spent two decades in WWE and took part in numerous storylines before parting ways with the company. He’s now part of the AEW family and hasn’t competed much since joining the company. That being said, he still has enough to wrestle more matches.

Paul Wight eventually decided to take his skills elsewhere and made his way to AEW back in 2021. The World’s Largest Athlete had been content working as part of the commentary team on AEW Dark: Elevation and occasionally competing in the ring.

Last year, Paul Wight revealed that he underwent hip replacement surgery and then also noted the fact that he did not want to take spots away from the younger talent.

While speaking with Jamie O’Hara and Dean Saunders on talkSPORT Breakfast, Wight was asked if he still has “it.” Paul Wight made it clear he has enough to wrestle more matches but has no intention to go after titles in AEW.


“Have I still got it? I wouldn’t say I’ve still got it. I’ve got enough. At this stage of the game for me, where I’m at in my career, I’m not trying to win championships or carry companies. I did over 20 years at five days a week all over the world. I think now, if I do one or two days a week, it’s just about enough for me.

The only difference is now, I’m a little bit more judicious in my choices. I’m pretty sure you won’t see my big ass going to the top rope anymore because I have learned through my years that I have no business being up there.

So I keep my feet on the ground. Now I’m my 20s, you couldn’t tell me that. But now I’m like, ‘Yeah, keep your big ass on the mat and entertain the fans and have fun.’

That’s what it is at this stage of the game for me is having fun, trying to pass some of that knowledge down to some of the younger generations and inspiring confidence and passion in them.

That’s one thing you want to do. A lot of people say they love the business, but if you truly move anything, you give back, and you want the business to be better. Better shape, better trained talent, better thinking talent, than when you came in.”

Paul Wight has not competed in a match since March of last year. In fact, Wight already stated that he has years left in his pro wrestling career. We will have to wait and see when Wight will be able to compete in AEW once again.

What’s your take on this story? Do you want him to compete again? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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