AEW star Paul Wight has recalled being told not to perform a moonsault in the ring ever again while training in Japan.
Over the years, the former Big Show executed a number of athletic maneuvers impressive for a competitor of his size.
Speaking with ET Canada, Wight confirmed that he could at one point do a moonsault. Explaining why he didn’t add the move to his arsenal, Wight said:
“I had athleticism that was crazy for someone of my size in the game. I could do kip-ups, I could do dropkicks, dropkicks off the top. I could do a moonsault. Believe it or not, the way the industry was then — because it was still transitioning — nobody really knew what to do with me because I was unlike anything anyone had seen before.
“There were rumours of me doing it in Japan. It wasn’t in a match. It was screwing around the afternoon. And then I was told immediately not to do it ever again if I wanted to continue working world. I was thinking, ‘Japan is a great place to break it out. Here we go.’ And it was shut down immediately by those that had the creative control.”
Wight last wrestled during the March 30 AEW Dark: Elevation taping.
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