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Big Show leaves WWE and signs Long-term Deal with AEW

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February 24, 2021 – As 2021 shapes up to be the year for AEW’s biggest shows yet, today the promotion announced that wrestling legend Paul Wight signed a long-term deal, adding yet another universally regarded name to AEW’s roster of stars, legends, and upcoming talent. Wight will have an extensive role within AEW, and on top of his return to the ring, he will serve as a commentator on AEW’s newest show, AEW Dark: Elevation.

 

Complementing AEW Dark on Tuesdays, AEW Dark: Elevation will air on Mondays at 7 p.m. ET on AEW’s YouTube channel, and will showcase AEW’s established and rising stars, as well as the top independent wrestlers within the industry, competing against each other in the ring in pursuit of wins. AEW Dark: Elevation will also maintain continuity with AEW DYNAMITE, AEW Dark, AEW pay-per-view shows and streaming events, with wins and losses factoring into each wrestler’s ranking in the company.

 

With new wrestling programming now available three nights per week, AEW continues to solidify its position as the fastest growing and hottest promotion in professional wrestling.

 

“It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years,” said Paul Wight. “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 boundless.”

 

“Paul Wight is one of the most recognizable and impressive professional athletes in the world,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “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.”

 

“Paul is one of the most experienced stars in all of wrestling, and he’s eager to work with our diverse roster,” added Khan. "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. Furthermore, Paul enters AEW as a licensed wrestler, and he’s very much looking forward to studying our talent firsthand from the commentary desk in preparation for his return to the ring!”

 

Already a monumental day for AEW, be sure to tune in to AEW DYNAMITE tonight on TNT at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT for additional announcements surrounding Wight’s signing, the new AEW Dark: Elevation show, and the identity of Wight’s commentary partner.

 

Credit :- Official AEW Site

 

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Shocking. Never expected this. Figured he’d be in line for a prominent role backstage with WWE.

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That's... weird to say the least. 

He was obviously a bore in WWE for years and years now, But I guess he thinks he still has something in him?

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1 minute ago, AONO. said:

That's... weird to say the least. 

He was obviously a bore in WWE for years and years now, But I guess he thinks he still has something in him?

He will be a commentor mainly.

Damn, I like how they officially announced a new show here as well and no one's noticed lmao

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4 minutes ago, Fight Me. said:

He will be a commentor mainly.

Damn, I like how they officially announced a new show here as well and no one's noticed lmao

oh, ok, that might be interesting then I guess. Not sure if he has that good of a diction for it though. 

maybe "diction" isn't the right word... but je always talks like he has a full mouth, and not exactly "clear". 

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Always figured Paul as a WWE loyalist, through and through. So...really makes you wonder how bad Vince *censored*ed up to make this a reality. 

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Vince was probably not interested in him commentating and wrestling much while AEW was -- similar to Sting. Sting wanted to be used but WWE were like "No, we're fine with you showing up on reunion shows and doing interviews on the WWE Network."

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53 minutes ago, Generations said:

Always figured Paul as a WWE loyalist, through and through. So...really makes you wonder how bad Vince *censored*ed up to make this a reality. 

Same. Didn't see this coming at all. Think the last time I enjoyed his work was 2013, but still. Feels kinda weird lol

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Crazy, I thought he’d be a lifer ! Anyways, actually excited to see what he does in AEW more than he would’ve in WWE at this point. They can finally do that Shaq match too. 

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