Paul Wight has decades of experience in the professional wrestling business, and though he can be heard on commentary for AEW Dark Elevation each week, the former WWE Champion hasn’t stepped inside the squared circle for competition since defeating Austin Green on March 30th, 2022.
However, speaking in a new interview with Metro.co.uk, the former Big Show revealed that he has his sights set on a comeback after having a knee replacement back in August.
“You know, there’s been some setbacks personally. I mean, I’ve had a couple of injury setbacks, had to get a knee replaced in August.
“That knee was bad for 12 years, so it could’ve gone any day! It’s like kind of like that tyre on your car that you know you should change but keep driving anyway.”
“But we’re good now, and hopefully we’ll be back in the ring in March. Everything’s on schedule, so we’re looking good!”
Paul Wight Explained Why He Left WWE For AEW
Continuing, Paul Wight said there’s nowhere he’d rather be on his birthday than in All Elite Wrestling as the star turned 51 on February 8th. While he spent decades helping build WWE, he now believes his current company is where he’s able to best accomplish his goals.
“I left WWE, I had helped build that place for 20 years,’ he explained, ‘I had tenure, I had a lot of friends there, people that I consider family there. I made this transition to AEW because I saw a great opportunity to help build and create something.
“For me, at this stage in my career, that’s something I’m really interested in doing. Having fun, making the most use of my time and helping younger talent, and talent develop with a great product in AEW that’s so different and so unique from where I came from.”
Wight also spoke about wanting to develop his skills as a commentator as well as work with younger talent in the ring.
“Commentary is something I want to get into and get my reps in. That’s where I want my career to end up, is doing major commentary. But also competing a little bit more,’ he admitted.
“I enjoy being in the ring with younger talent. There’s things you can tell them, but there’s things you can actually show them the rhythm and timing of in the ring that make more sense and will help them grow as talent. So, I just saw more of that as an opportunity here in AEW.”
Though it didn’t involve in-ring competition, Wight’s last appearance on Dynamite came when he appeared alongside then-AEW Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed in a music video where he revived his Captain Insano character from the movie The Waterboy starring Adam Sandler. Max Caster and Anthony Bowens were embroiled in a feud with Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland at the time, and Captain Insano starred in their “A Hand for a Hand” music video mocking their foes.
It remains to be seen whether Captain Insano will step inside the squared circle for competition or if he’ll be seen in All Elite Wrestling in the future.