Captain Insano is All Elite.
On the November 16, 2022 episode of AEW Dynamite, Captain Insano made his official debut in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), appearing in The Acclaimed’s new music video for “A Hand For A Hand.” Paul Wight — who played the Captain Insano character in Adam Sandler’s hit comedy “The Waterboy” and now on AEW, at least one time (but maybe more) — hasn’t been seen on AEW TV since March of this year. His last match would be on an edition of AEW Dark: Elevation.
Captain Insano Loves The Acclaimed, Everybody Loves The Acclaimed
Starting out The Acclaimed’s music video was Captain Insano appearing with Max Caster and Anthony Bowens, with the current AEW World Tag Team Champions making fun of the former champions in Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee, who were played by actors in the clip.
Captain Insano on #AEWDynamite! pic.twitter.com/bvo9pIaj64#AEW
— Aaron Rift of NoDQ.com (@aaronrift) November 17, 2022
The Captain Insano wrestling gimmick came from the 1998 “The Waterboy” film, where he was the favorite wrestler of Robert Boucher Jr., who was played by Adam Sandler.
After the segment was done, Bowens then took to Twitter to share a photo of Insano scissoring with him and Caster.
SCISSOR ME, CAPTAIN INSANO!
EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED
— Anthony Bowens (@Bowens_Official) November 17, 2022
This may not be the last time that we see Paul Wight’s Captain Insano character, with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) trademarking the name back in March of last year. Since that time, Wight has teased the comeback of the gimmick on several occasions.
At AEW’s Full Gear pay-per-view event, The Acclaimed will be taking on Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee for the AEW World Tag Team Championships in a round three rematch, this after The Acclaimed won in a rematch at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam after the two would square off in their first contest at AEW All Out — Strickland and Lee would retain their titles in the original bout between the tag teams.