It has been a few weeks since the announcement of Paul Wight joining AEW. He has since appeared on AEW Dynamite and provided the tease of Christian joining the promotion, but now we know a few more details about Wight’s arrival.
“I’m typically one of the first people that people reach out to because we shared locker rooms together and they are curious. I’m never afraid to chat with somebody and see where they’re at mentally. With him, that was one of the main giveaways and how I know how motivated he is. There wasn’t much negotiation. He talked to me and then moved on to talking to Tony Khan and they were quite a match. The benefit he provides to the locker room are endless. The lack of negotiation tells me he’s very hungry and wants to be part of this, it was almost an emotional decision.
People who follow my career know that I was not happy with what happened with my rivalry with Big Show and what it led to at WrestleMania, creatively. It was actually the beginning of my downfall at the company. The part they didn’t see was the three to four months where I was basically married to this giant on live events. There are a few people I ever learned as much from. It was so valuable to me. I see him talking backstage and I see the sincerity. They are going to learn so much and I can’t wait to see him go (in the ring),”
Paul Wight will be part of the commentary team for AEW Dark: Elevation. The first episode of the show will air next Monday on YouTube.