Paul Wight, more famously known as “Big Show,” is crossing the fence as he is set to leave WWE and join All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in 2021. He just signed a long-term deal and will serve as a wrestler, commentator, host, and ambassador for the wrestling company, per AEW’s announcement on Twitter.
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Wight has been making the rounds in the wrestling industry since 1994, when he first started his career alongside superstar Hulk Hogan for World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He eventually had stints with the New World Order and World Wrestling Federation until the year 2000.
The South Carolina native had the biggest break of his career when he started appearing for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). His on-air persona of Big Show eventually made him one of the company’s marquee talents over the years.
He starred in various scenes and had several feuds with established WWE stars. The list includes The Undertaker, Kane, Brock Lesnar, Rey Mysterio, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, and Kurt Angle, among others.
Wight is concluding his tenure under WWE in 2021 by being an Intercontinental champion, United States champion, two-time World Heavyweight champion, two-time WWE champion, and a three-time Tag Team champion through the course of his career.
The 49-year-old wrestling personality may be appearing for AEW soon, but he will always be remembered by many fans for his WWE time as Big Show. Paul Wight will try to continue entertaining fans as he crosses over to AEW, and it will be fun to see what this partnership brings to the table.