Nicholas Dye (Staff Writer/Podcaster)
This morning’s announcement was a BIG surprise to many pro wrestling fans. All Elite Wrestling has confirmed a multi-year deal with Paul Wight, better known to WWE fans as The Big Show. He will jump in as a wrestler first and foremost but will also join the commentary team for AEW Dark: Elevation (think NXT in AEW.) Elevation airs 7PM ET on AEW’s YouTube channel and will keep in continuity with their main shows unlike NXT in the WWE.
AEW has already signed legendary talents in Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose) and the icon himself, Sting. With the addition of Wight, is this an indication that WWE talents are not happy? If so, it would appear that AEW, who has also aligned with TNA, is willing to snap them up and showcase their talents.