The Big Show, Paul Wight, Joins AEW
Formerly known as Big Show in WWE, Paul Wight has signed a long-term deal with All Elite Wrestling
Former WWE superstar and multi-time world champion Paul Wight---aka the Big Show--has signed with AEW as a commentator for its newest YouTube show, AEW Dark: Elevation, which premieres Monday on AEW's YouTube channel.
"It's been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years," said Wight in a statement. "AEW Dark is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers, but I also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase themselves in new ways on Dark."
Wight, a Grand Slam Champion, had been with WWE since February of 1999 and has a storied career with matches up against contemporary legends like Triple H, the Rock, Stone Cold, and Undertaker. He made his debut at the only St. Valentine's Day Massacre pay-per-view. He soon became a mainstay on WWE television.
AEW Dark: Elevation will be part of AEW's main continuity and a place to continue storylines as well as "elevate" new independent talent within the industry as well as some of AEW's more established wrestlers.
"Paul Wight is one of the most recognizable and impressive professional athletes in the world," said Tony Khan, CEO of AEW. "He wanted to come to AEW because he believes that we're the best promotion in wrestling, and we believe that he has a lot to offer us." Khan also mentioned he sees Wight as an ambassador for the company as well.
Wight is just the latest of wrestling legends that has made his way through AEW's roster with his former WCW tag team partner Sting recently joining late last year.