AEW made some massive information on Wednesday once they introduced they’ve come to phrases on a multi-year take care of Paul Wight, previously often known as Massive Present.
It was famous within the press launch that “Wight may have an in depth position inside AEW, and on prime of his return to the ring, he’ll function a commentator on AEW’s latest present, AEW Darkish: Elevation.”
Pwinsider reported shortly after the information was made that WWE and Massive Present had been unable to return to phrases on a brand new deal financially. His deal expired final month, simply days after he appeared on Monday Evening Uncooked for the Legends Evening episode on January 4th the place he was verbally bullied by Randy Orton.
Massive Present by no means publicly commented on his WWE departure, however followers seen one thing was up as he eliminated all mentions of WWE on his social media accounts and the corporate moved his profile to WWE.com’s Alumni part.
“It’s been superb to look at what AEW has inbuilt simply a few years,” Wight said within the press launch issued by AEW. “AEW Darkish is an unimaginable platform to hone the abilities of up-and-coming wrestlers, however I additionally love that established AEW expertise can construct out their personalities and showcase themselves in new methods on Darkish. It’s no exaggeration once they say that AEW is boundless.”
Massive Present made his WWE debut in February 1999 after he had signed a multi-year deal. He labored an unsanctioned match in opposition to Orton on the July 20th, 2020 version of Uncooked, which marked his closing bout beneath the WWE banner.