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The 7ft giant, real name Paul Wight, is one of the most famous faces in the wrestling
world after an epic career inside the ring.
There was no doubt the former WWE champion was a future Hall of Famer with Vince
But now he has left the billionaire stunned by penning a long-term contract with
AEW – following the likes of Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, and Jon Moxley in jumping ship.
Wight, 49, will both compete in the ring and commentate for the company’s new show,
AEW Dark: Elevation.
” After starting in WCW and battling the likes of Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan
and Goldberg, Wight switched to WWE in 1999 during the height of the Attitude Era.
The former world champion – now working under his real name Paul Wight –
with the company confirming he will be an in-ring performer as well as a commentator
for the new AEW Dark: Elevation. In a statement,
Wight said: ‘It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years.
‘AEW Dark is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers, but I
also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase
themselves in new ways on Dark. It’s no exaggeration when they say that AEW is
And AEW boss Tony Khan is understandably delighted with signing one of the biggest
names – no pun intended – in wrestling history. Khan – the company’s CEO, GM and
Head of Creative – commented: ‘Paul Wight is one of the most recognizable and
impressive professional athletes in the world.
He wanted to come to AEW because he believes that we’re the best promotion in
wrestling, and we believe that he has a lot to offer us, both in the ring as a wrestler, and
also outside the ring as a commentator, host, and ambassador for AEW.’ He continued:
‘Paul is one of the most experienced stars in all of wrestling, and he’s eager to work with
our diverse roster.
‘He can benefit and guide our young talent with his mentorship, and his expert
commentary on AEW Dark: Elevation will educate and entertain our fans, and also
educate the younger wrestlers on the roster.