AEW President Tony Khan has shared a new update with fans on the status of Paul Wight.
After spending a little over two decades with WWE, many expected Paul Wight to see out the remainder of his career with the sports entertainment giant.
However, Wight had other ideas, moving to AEW in February 2021. Since making the switch, Wight has featured predominantly as a commentator on AEW Dark: Elevation as well as occasionally appearing in the ring.
Paul Wight was most recently in action on the March 30th edition of Dark: Elevation where he defeated Austin Green. The match marked his first outing since undergoing a second hip replacement in December 2021.
Speaking during a recent interview on My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox, Tony Khan offered an update on the giant veteran. The AEW president explained that he plans to use Wight more frequently as his recovery from injury continues.
“Paul, seeing him up and around has been great. Paul Wight is such an awesome presence in pro wrestling and when he’s healthy, and can be on the shows again, you know, I want to feature Paul. Unfortunately, a lot of his time in AEW has been hurt. He’s great on commentary when he’s been able to travel. I think that’s something, he has a great future quite frankly. I think he’s worked really, really hard at it and deserves opportunities there. So I have a lot of great things to say about Paul Wight,”
Paul Wight made his wrestling debut in May 1995, initially appearing in WCW as The Giant, where he won the World Heavyweight Championship twice, as well as tag team gold before heading to WWE in early 1999. Known as the Big Show, the star again tasted World Championship glory, becoming a regular fixture on WWE television for two decades.
H/t to WrestlingNewsCo for the transcription.