As a lot of you recognize by now, Paul Wight (the person previously often called The Massive Present) has signed a multi-year cope with All Elite Wrestling.
The information comes as a shock to many wrestling followers because it was believed that Wight could be related to WWE in some type even after retirement.
PWInsider is reporting that Wight was very open about his unhappiness about the best way he was booked ultimately month’s Uncooked Legend’s Evening present. Wight was utilized in a backstage section the place he was berated by Randy Orton. Throughout the section, Orton claimed that The Massive Present’s profession had ended after beforehand taking a punt kick to the top.
WWE could have been getting ready for Wight’s exit as a result of his contract expired a number of days later after each side have been unable to conform to phrases on a brand new deal. There was no point out by WWE or Wight about their relationship ending however WWE moved him to their Alumni part on February 19.
Wight was positioned as a predominant eventer proper off the bat when he was signed to WCW in 1995. His first look kicked off a feud with Hulk Hogan , with the thought being that Wight was Andre The Big’s son. WWE had the prospect to signal him in 1995 after referee Mike Chioda introduced his identify as much as Pat Patterson however a miscommunication led to Vince McMahon lacking out till February 1999 the place he was introduced in as a prime man to feud with Stone Chilly Steve Austin.
Wight had start-and-stop pushes all through his run in WWE however he received a number of world titles and in 2008, he returned to motion after an extended hiatus to face Floyd Mayweather in a boxer vs. wrestler match at WrestleMania 24.
Wight is among the most recognizable names from the previous 20 years and his signing has already garnered some mainstream consideration for AEW with retailers like TMZ choosing up the story.
Wight is scheduled to look tonight on Dynamite. Along with his commentary position on AEW Darkish: Elevation, Wight will probably be wrestling on some reveals as nicely.
For these of you that missed it, click on beneath to see Wight’s final look on WWE programming.