Real Reason why Big Show left the WWE and joined AEW. All Elite Wrestling made the shocking announcement earlier in the day.
Paul Wight, formerly known as Big Show is All Elite. The 7-footer has made the switch to AEW singing a multiyear contract with them. The announcement was made a little while ago. Show, to many, was one of those guys you’d never imagine working outside the WWE and yet here we are.
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He is one of the most decorated stars in WWE history. In his prime, he was always around the main event scene and has won several titles during his time in WCW and WWE including the world championships of both the promotions. So why did he decide to move on and take his talents to Tony Khan’s promotion?
Real Reason why Big Show left the WWE and joined AEW
It appears that the 49-year old and the WWE failed to come to an agreement on the new contract. According to PWInsider, both sides failed to come to terms on a new deal financially. Wight was very unhappy about the situation. The WWE did not make the departure public and quietly moved him to their Alumni section.
“WWE and Wight were unable to come to terms on a new deal financially and his final contract with the company last month, days after he made an appearance being verbally bullied by Randy Orton on the Raw Legends Night episode on 1/4. One source stated that Wight was very open that night about his unhappiness about the situation. Wight, who did not publicly announce his departure, was moved this week to WWE.com’s Alumni section on 2/19.”
Considering his age, it is likely that when Wight finally calls time on his career, it will be in an AEW ring. Fitting for a man who started his career as the Giant who announced his arrival to the World at TNT.
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