Paul Wight will make his in-ring return at AEW All Out on September 5th.
Wight hasn’t wrestled since being beaten by Randy Orton on the July 20th episode of Monday Night RAW back in 2020.
The slow burning feud between announcer Tony Schiavone and The Factory hit a flash point on the August 11th episode of Dynamite with QT Marshall attacking Schiavone’s son, Chris. Wight who commentates alongside Schiavone on AEW Dark: Elevation then hit the ring to make the save, hitting a devastating Chokeslam on Aaron Solow in the process.
On the most recent episode of the show, Wight came to the ring for an interview with Schiavone. The announcer thanked Wight for his help the previous week, before the giant said that he’d got an announcement.
However, before Wight could finish he was interrupted by QT Marshall. The leader of The Factory attempted to poor cold water on the idea of Wight getting back in the ring by highlighting his recent injury issues. Marshall reeled off Wight’s recent hip surgeries, showing a photo of a huge scar on the former WWE Superstar’s hip on the big screen.
Far from embarrassing Wight, the former World Champion revealed that he had spoken to AEW President Tony Khan about returning to the ring. Wight then announced that he would be facing Marshall at All Out.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 19, 2021
Speaking in a recent interview, Wight discussed the possibility of returning to the ring. The former WWE Champion ran down a list of prospective opponents which was topped by AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.
It has been announced that Paul Wight will be heading to the UK to join Inside The Ropes for “An Evening With Paul Wight.” You can buy tickets for the three-night tour here.