Paul Wight, formerly known as the Big Show, has revealed who he wants to face in AEW when he gets back in the ring.
Wight signed with the promotion in March but has yet to make an in-ring return, although it seems like it’ll be happening pretty soon after what happened on last week’s Dynamite.
Speaking with the Ring Report, Paul Wight named Kenny Omega, the Young Bucks, Adam Page, Lance Archer, Darby Allin, Jungle Boy, Powerhouse Hobbs and Luchasaurus as dream AEW opponents.
“Kenny Omega is amazing. Just to watch him work in the ring and the way he hustles and bumps and feeds, the guy is really next-level talent, especially as a heel with the way he works. The Young Bucks are brilliant. I’ve really enjoyed watching those guys in the tag team division, especially with their heel turn. It’s been great. ‘Hangman’ Adam Page is just a red hot babyface in the making. This guy can definitely carry that AEW Championship and do something with it. The ‘Murderhawk’ Lance Archer. He’s really, really come into his own with that whole ‘Murderhawk’ gimmick. He’s intense in the ring and wrestles a lot bigger than he is. I really like his presence in the ring. Darby Allin is probably my top pick if I was a heel. Anyone who is a heel right now that has a chance to work with Darby, that’s the perfect babyface to work with right now. He exemplifies what a babyface is today. He’s a little eccentric, a little different, but he’s just in your face every time coming back for more. I really appreciate him.
“Some other talents in AEW are coming along. Jungle Boy is another babyface you’d love to work with. I always tease him and call him ‘grizzled’ because I think he’s had the most matches in AEW. It’s like 53 or 54 so far which is crazy when he’s as young as he is, but he’s got really good ring presence and he’s another one I think in the right program could really accelerate to that next level superstar babyface with the right heel behind to push him. There’s a lot of younger talent there I’ll hopefully get chance to work with like Hobbs and Luchasaurus, this incredibly athletic big monster. For me, I see a lot of potential line-ups. It’s funny that you ask that, but there are a lot of guys I’m ticking off in my head I want to wrestle. I can keep myself busy for the next three or four years.
“If in some point in my career I could turn heel, I know that sounds crazy that I could turn heel, it just depends on the day of the week, I guess. Hopefully, my character won’t be quite so schizophrenic in AEW as he was in WWE where he changed every five minutes. But if I was a heel working with somebody like Darby Allin, he would just be a gift.”
Paul Wight actually underplayed the number of matches Jungle Boy has had – he recently reached 50 wins in total, which means if you include his losses he’ll have had way more than that.
It’s looking like Wight’s return opponent will be QT Marshall after Wight saved Tony Schiavone and son Chris from the Factory on Dynamite last week.