When Paul Wight made his way over to All Elite Wrestling last year, he arrived as part of the AEW announce team, with sporadic appearances in the ring alongside his role behind the desk.
Wight made his AEW in-ring debut at last year’s All Out event, making quick work of QT Marshall on the evening. However, we have yet to see him step into the ring on AEW television since that match.
Paul Wight recently spoke to Nick Hausman of WrestlingInc, where he made it clear that he plans to step in the ring more often in AEW, but dismissed the possibility of facing off with Wardlow for the TNT Championship.
“My whole reason for coming to AEW was to work on commentary and to compete more. Wardlow is too hot for me right now. Wardlow’s on fire right now. You’ve got to pick and choose those battles. I’m going to wait till he cools off, I don’t feel like taking that powerbomb.”
Wight infamously played the character of Captain Insano in the 1998 movie The Waterboy, and has joked previously about bringing the character to AEW TV.
Wight spoke about the character, confirming that there are still plans to bring it to AEW.
“He’ll [Captain Insano] be back. The guy who wrote The Waterboy has approved. Tony Khan and I have secured the rights to Captain Insano. There’s already an outfit made, the whole nine yards. We’re doing a lot of prep work, and this will be my last hoorah so to speak.”
Wight continued on, confirming that the character will just be a fun one, and that Captain Insano won’t be trying to dethrone Jon Moxley, much to my disappointment.
“Let’s be honest – I don’t think this character is going to be a killer going out there trying to beat Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship. At this point, I think this character is just to have fun. We’ll see how it goes, but for me right now, this is just a chance to have fun with this character and be a bright spot on the show. We’ll see how I’m feeling, and we’ll see how everybody takes off with it.”
Paul Wight was one of three AEW stars who recently appeared on WWE Raw, sending in a video message for John Cena’s 20th anniversary.
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