One of the most recognizable names in professional wrestling is jumping ship from WWE to All Elite Wrestling after a 22-year run with his former employer.
Paul Wight, best known as “The Big Show” in WWE and “The Giant” in the now-defunct WCW, has signed a long-term deal with AEW, according to a news release shared on the company’s official website.
AEW confirmed Wight will have “an extensive role” in the company, both making his return to the ring and serving as a commentator on its newest show, “AEW Dark: Elevation.”
“It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years,” Wight said in the news release. “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.”