“Big Show” made a huge move for All Elite Wrestling.
The wrestling legend, whose real name is Paul White, signed a long-term contract with AEW, which will return to the ring and announce the company for the promotional new YouTube wrestling show, “AEW Dark: Elevation,”. .
“It’s amazing to see what AEW has built in just two years,” Wight said in a statement. “AEW is an incredible platform to improve the skills of Dark Up and Upcoming wrestlers, but I also like that established AEW talent can build their personality and showcase themselves in new ways on Dark. It is not an exaggeration when they say that AEW is infinite. “
Wight, 49, wrestled for WWE for the last time in a July 20 episode of “Monday Night Raw” in an “unrelated” match against Randy Orton and only six television matches in 2020. He missed two years of action due to hip surgery and a surgical infection.
Wight has a long history with TNT, who wrestled “AEW Dynamite” at TNT’s WCW “WCW Nitro” from 1995-99 as The Giant before moving to WWE for the next 20-plus years. Transmits. He joins an impressive list of veterans serving in various roles for AEW, including Sting, Arn Anderson, Taz, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Tilly Blanchard.
“AEW Dark: Elevation”, which will air on the company’s YouTube channel on Monday at 7pm, is being billed as a supplement to Tuesday’s “AEW Dark”, the promotion’s established and rising stars, as well as top wrestlers Will display Industry.
AEW president Tony Khan said, “Paul is one of the most experienced stars in wrestling, and he looks forward to working with our diverse roster.” He added, “He can benefit and guide our young talent with his mentorship, and his expert commentary on AEW Dark: Height will educate and entertain our fans, and also educate young wrestlers on the roster. In addition, Paul AEW enters as a licensed wrestler, and he looks forward to studying our talent in advance from the commentary desk in preparation for his return to the ring! “
The company did not state in the release when or how long “AEW Dark: Elevation” will start. The show, which lasts over an hour, will try to compete with WWE’s “Monday Night Raw”, which airs Mondays at 8 p.m.
AEW has to contract with WarnerMedia to eventually produce a second show for their television properties, but it has been on hold during the epidemic. When asked about “AEW Dark: Elevation” that the show would eventually become or if it would be a separate unit for everyone together, a spokesperson for AEW said that all the information they had at this time was ongoing. AEW will make additional announcements about White’s signature, “AEW Dark: Elevation” and his commentary partner on Dynamite.