Since becoming All Elite over two years ago, a former WWE star is still looking forward to mixing it up with a plethora of wrestlers, with Kenny Omega at the top of his list.
Paul Wight signed with AEW in February 2021 as both an in-ring talent and commentator. Since then, he has been a staple of the Dark: Elevation commentary team but has only stepped in the ring four times.
During a recent appearance with Deuce and Mo, the former Big Show revealed that he has been training hard following knee replacement surgery and hopes to get back in the ring “real soon”.
Paul Wight wants to face Kenny Omega
With a return to wrestling in mind, Wight spoke about the stars he wants to work with. At the top of the list is ‘The Best Bout Machine’ Kenny Omega.
“There are a couple guys I want to work with. I definitely want to work with Kenny Omega at some point. I’m totally fascinated by a lot of stuff Kenny Omega does.
“Kenny and I could have a great big man, little man match. I have zero doubts in my mind we could rip the roof off the building.”
Besides Omega, Wight is interested in working with the newly crowned TNT Champion Powerhouse Hobbs as well as Darby Allin, although he thinks he would need to turn heel for that to work.
“(Powerhouse) Hobbs, Wardlow. Even Darby Allin. I’d probably have to be a bad guy to compete against Darby Allin, but if I was a bad guy competing against Darby Allin, I could have the place rioting because he does such a good job with his character of selling and fighting from underneath.”
Not that he would stop there, as the six-time World Champion sees the AEW landscape as being “wide open” for him.
“Lance Archer is another one. Orange Cassidy would be fun to play with, maybe tag with. As an opponent, he’d probably irritate the hell out of me, but as a tag partner he’d be a lot of fun.
“I always tease Dark Order that I’m a card-carrying member of Dark Order and I’m going to join Dark Order. There are so many great talents that whatever we put together, we’re going to have fun with.
“We have Satnam Singh, who is 7’2”, he’s a little green right now, but at some point, if I tag with him and show him how to tag team wrestle as a giant, that would be fun and maybe down the road split up into a feud there.
“The landscape is wide open to do whatever.”
The last time Wight got in the ring was almost a year ago on the April 4th, 2022 edition of Dark: Elevation. On the show, he made short work of Austin Green in the main event.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.