Former WWE star Big Show, now known as Paul Wight, has remained a reputed name in the industry ever since joining it back in the 1990s. The 51-year-old spent most of his career at the Triple H-led promotion, and is one of the most iconic performers in its history.
Big Show enjoyed great success in WWE throughout the years, but his association with Triple H’s company ended in 2021. Talking about his departure, the pro wrestling icon once revealed how he had to join All Elite Wrestling after getting humiliated by the Stamford-based promotion.
This happened during an interview on Inside The Ropes, as the pro wrestling veteran revealed the reason behind his exit. The performer claimed that WWE‘s behaviour towards him forced him to leave his beloved former workplace, and join the Jacksonville-based promotion.
When asked about his WWE departure by the host during the recent conversation, Big Show said, “I think it was, you know, personally it was it was frustrating. I didn’t want to be in that Legends role. I mean, I kept teasing. I’m not ready to be in the retirement home.”
The legend then praised Vince McMahon for his creative mind and understanding of the pro wrestling industry. But, The Giant also claimed that he wasn’t ready to take over the legend’s role in WWE by putting his ego on the door. Thus, he eventually decided to part ways with the Triple H-led promotion and join AEW.
What has Big Show been up to since joining AEW?
The 7-time World Champion was last seen on WWE television in January 2021, and after about a month, it was announced that he had been signed by Tony Khan’s company. It was revealed on February 24, 2021, that Paul Wight had signed with AEW and would do commentary for their new YouTube series, AEW Dark: Elevation.
Alongside the announcement of providing commentary services in the Jacksonville-based promotion, it was also confirmed that The Giant would also compete as an in-ring competitor. The former WWE star made a notable in-ring appearance when he faced Q.T. Marshall at AEW’s All Out pay-per-view in 2021.
The 51-year-old also competed in a number of encounters on AEW Dark: Elevation, but a knee injury has kept him away from competing inside the ring. It was revealed that Paul underwent a procedure due to a crushed knee bone that was causing bleeding in his shin.
Till now, no confirmation about when he’ll be ready to return to in-ring action has been revealed. But looking at the situation, it seems that he’ll remain on the sidelines for some more time . It’ll be interesting to be seen when the veteran will return to AEW to do what he has been doing brilliantly for over three decades.