Elite Wrestling has announced that the Big Show – longtime professional
wrestler – has decided to join the Jacksonville, Florida-based promotion. Thus,
Paul Wight is going to be parting ways from WWE.
President and CEO, Tony Khan, has announced that the Big Show is coming to All
Elite Wrestling. He is the son of Jacksonville Jaguars owned by Shad Khan.
is 49 years old 7-footer who is often compared to the Andre the Giant. He made
his last appearance on Raw on the 4th of Jan, 2021. He was part of
the legends Night.
per the WWE Encyclopedia, Wight started wrestling for the World Championship
Wrestling promotion back in 2005. He went on to win the WCW heavyweight
championship twice and then made his move to WWE in 1999. He also won the WWE heavyweight
title and found his way in promoting Extreme Championship Wrestling. In 2006,
he became the first wrestler ever to have won WCW, WWE, AND ECW titles.
his official statement, Wight says: “It’s
been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years. AEW Dark is
an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers, but I
also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and
showcase themselves in new ways on Dark. It’s no exaggeration when they say
that AEW is boundless.”
19th Feb, 2021, WWE shifted his profile to its Alumni section. The
wrestler also changed his name on Instagram – it shows his legal name now.
wrestlers who’ve left WWE in the recent years are Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose), Brodie
Lee (Luke Harper), Shawn Spears (Tye Dillinger), Dax Harwood (Scott Dawson) and
Cash Wheeler (Dash Wilder).
Elite Wrestling also has former WWE stars like Dustin Rhodes, Brandi Rhodes,
Cody, Billy Gunn, Chris Jericho, Trent, Jake Hager and Lance Archer. Former
wrestlers Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard – who were initially members of the
Four Horseman group – are also involved in AEW.
Khan has also made a statement on Paul Wight’s move to AEW. He said that he is
one of the most recognizable and impressive athletes in the world, and that
Paul wanted to join AEW as the company knows how to best promote wrestling and
Paul believes that he can offer a lot to the company – not just in the ring,
but also at the commentary. He can be a great host and ambassador for the
has a promising history of professional wrestling, especially the work done
under the umbrella of the National Wrestling Alliance. Former pro wrestler Don
Curtis has hosted countless matches in the Civic Auditorium in Jacksonville as a
member of the NWA’s Florida-based promotion.
AEW will promote several matches on March 3 as part of its live episode of “AEW
Dyamite”. It is reported that Shaquille O’Neal – the 14-time NBA all-star
player – is all set to fight Cody Rhodes at Daily’s Place. This is an
amphitheater in downtown Jacksonville.
event will only have 15% capacity and fans can buy their tickets from
AEWTIX.com; the tickets start from $20.
you a fan of Big Show? Will you miss watching him in WWE? He has given his
career best matches against Rey Mysterio and John Cena. It was honestly a
pleasure watching him on screen – his matches are excellent! As fans of the
medium, we’re saddened to find out about his departure,
but we wish him the best for his future.
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you expecting the professional wrestler, professional wrestling commentator and
part-time American actor (born February 8, 1972) to leaves WWE? The
announcement made on Wednesday didn’t sit well with fans and they want WWE’s
Big Show back.