AEW star Paul Wight says fans will soon be able to see him reprise a cult character in the company as he revealed Captain Insano is about to be All Elite.
Wight portrayed pro wrestling star Captain Insano in Adam Sandler’s 1998 comedy movie hit, The Waterboy. Now speaking on The Rob Brown Show, the former Big Show confirmed that he and Tony Khan have secured the rights to the popular character and he will be turning up in AEW:
“Tony Khan and I have some pretty fun stuff coming up in the future that him and I put together. So we’ve actually secured the rights to Captain Insano, so we are going to break out. Captain Insano will be coming out in the next couple of months, so that’s why I’ve kind of toned down a little on the in-ring performing as well. We’re kind of letting that settle, doing the commentary work.
“I’m getting a wardrobe together now for the outfits. Max Dunbar, who is an incredible comic book design guy helped draw the outfit up for Captain Insano. We’re getting that made now and before you know it, Captain Insano’s going to be running wild in AEW dude.”
“Hopefully the fans will be excited about him. For me, it’s just a chance to have fun and really apply a different character. The Captain Insano character is just going to have a lot more energy, a lot more enthusiasm from A to Z. So definitely when Captain Insano hits the scene, the party is going to be lit, to steal a word from the younger generation. I’m looking to have a lot of fun. Like I’ve got a luxurious cape too. So I’m super excited.”
Paul Wight has competed three times in the ring since he joined AEW, with the highest-profile of these outings coming at All Out in 2021 where he defeated QT Marshall.