AEW’s Paul Wight has discussed the differences in producing WWE and AEW bouts, following his match at the All Out pay-per-view.
Speaking on the Adam’s Apple YouTube Channel, the former WWE star pointed out that WWE and AEW are completely different products, describing WWE as a global brand, and referring to AEW as an authentic wrestling product.
Revealing that he’s never had as much freedom as he does in AEW, Wight said:
“I think both products are amazing, I just think they’re different products. I think WWE is always going to be that entertainment, sports spectacle. That global brand that they worked so hard to be. AEW is more of an authentic wrestling product, you know? There’s not 15-20 writers backstage in AEW.
“If you have a promo, you have a promo, and if you have a match, you have a match,” Paul explained. “There’s not as much upper-level handling on what they want during the match and what they’re trying to present for the extra property they own. Even for me, I’m doing Paul Wight but I’ve never had as much freedom as I do now in AEW doing this. Before, when I was in WWE as Big Show, it was a committee to get anything done.”
Wight made his in-ring debut of AEW at All Out on September 5, defeating QT Marshall in 3 minutes. His last WWE match took place in July 2020.
AEW are preparing for their New York debut, with Dynamite Grand Slam and Rampage Grand Slam happening next week. Two more matches have been confirmed for Rampage, which you can read about here.
Transcription via Wrestling Inc.