Paul Wight recalls when he knew his relationship with Vince McMahon had changed. The 49-year old had been with the WWE since 1999.
Paul Wight, formerly known as Big Show, has had a legendary career in the WWE. His resume reads Hall of Fame. He has achieved everything there is to achieve in wrestling and there are not many wrestlers today who are more well known than him.
In recent years however, he wasn’t featured all that much on WWE TV. This and contract issues eventually led to him jumping ship to rival promotion AEW after two decades of service to Vince McMahon. While speaking with Chris Jericho on Talk Is Jericho, he revealed when he knew that his relationship with the WWE patriarch had changed.
Paul Wight recalls when he knew his relationship with Vince McMahon had changed
“I knew the writing had changed for me and Vince in our relationship because for years I was always Show. In the last year it’s been Paul, so that’s a subtle thing in his mind where he’s already shipping me off to Shady Pines [retirement home], you know what I mean? Paul’s just a guy, Paul’s his friend.”
— Paul Wight (@PaulWight) March 17, 2021
Wight had not spoken with Vince for almost six months before leaving WWE. However, their last conversation was devoid of any animosity. The WWE CEO told Wight that he would be an asset to his new promotion.
“There’s no animosity, there’s no heat there at all. He called me, he said, ‘Congratulations, you’re gonna do fantastic over there. You’re really gonna help their company. You have a lot to help here.’ It was a very classy, classy move.”
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