Former world champion is now All Elite!
He has a new Iron Clad contract
As announced via their Twitter page, All Elite Wrestling has signed a huge star!
Paul Wight, better known to wrestling fans as Big Show, has signed a long term deal with the company and will feature on commentary, adding to their growing list of universally recognised names in the wrestling world. It's reported that Wight will have an extensive role within the promotion in the ring, as well as out of it. He will serve as a commentator on the newest AEW show, AEW Dark: Elevation.
Elevation is a new show that will air on AEW's YouTube channel on mondays at 7pm, and will showcase AEW's rising stars. The show will run alongside AEW Dynamite and AEW Dark, with wins and losses being ranked coinciding with the ranking system within the company. Now with three shows on a weekly basis, AEW are continually growing and expanding, becoming the hottest promotion since it's creation back in 2019.
Wight spoke about his recent signing, here's what he had to say:
“It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years,” said Paul Wight. “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. It’s no exaggeration when they say that AEW is boundless.”
Tony Khan, owner of AEW also talked about the signing and the newest show here's what he had to say:
“Paul is one of the most experienced stars in all of wrestling, and he’s eager to work with our diverse roster,” added Khan. "He can benefit and guide our young talent with his mentorship, and his expert commentary on AEW Dark: Elevation will educate and entertain our fans, and also educate the younger wrestlers on the roster. Furthermore, Paul enters AEW as a licensed wrestler, and he’s very much looking forward to studying our talent firsthand from the commentary desk in preparation for his return to the ring!”
This is the largest (no pun intended) signing AEW have made to date, what do you think of this latest acquisition? Let us know in the comments below!