Paul Wight began his career as The Giant in WCW, but then he made a new name for himself as The Big Show in WWE. He eventually made his way to AEW a few years ago and Wight has now admitted that his decision to leave WWE and join AEW was the greatest thing that ever happened to him.

From Sting to Jim Ross, AEW has distinguished itself by providing fair treatment to industry veterans, making them feel valued in the twilight of their careers. Paul Wight is another talent who has been granted a second chance by AEW, and the former World Champion believes it’s the best thing that could have happened to him.

The wrestling veteran recently had a conversation with Jack Curry of The Yes Network during his visit to the George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa to support the New York Yankees.

During the discussion, the former WWE star was questioned about his move to AEW. Paul Wight expressed his gratitude for the substantial tenure he has enjoyed with the TKO-owned promotion. He also conveyed his appreciation for the opportunity provided to him by Tony Khan.


“It’s been fantastic. I was blessed to work for a big company for a lot of years all over the world. Now at my stage of the game, to find myself useful in a company that allows me to spread a lot of my knowledge to the younger talent, get a chance to get on the microphone every now and then and enhance them, help their characters along and then get in the ring and mix it up.”

”It’s probably the single greatest thing that’s ever happened to me. I’m blessed, grateful and thankful for the fans that still like to see me do my thing.”

Paul Wight is clearly happy in AEW, but his in-ring days are likely numbered as he might require knee replacement surgery again. Nevertheless, Wight’s knowledge continues to be a big deal for the company, and that is all that matters in the end.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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