Paul Wight, formerly known as ‘The Big Show’ in the WWE, reveals Vince McMahon’s reaction to him leaving and joining AEW.
Paul White made his professional wrestling debut with WCW but became a household name during his time in the WWE as Big Show. He joined Vince McMahon’s promotion in February1999 and finally left them 21 years later on February of this year.
AEW announced his signing on their social media. The announcement was met with reactions from all quarters. Fans and colleagues, everyone had something to say about the move. Turns out WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was among those who called him following the news of his departure.
Paul Wight reveals Vince McMahon’s reaction to him joining AEW
Paul Wight appeared on the post show scrum following the conclusion of AEW Revolution 2021. He claimed that there was no animosity between him and Vince McMahon. In fact, his former boss wished him well and told him that he was going to be a big asset to AEW.
“Here’s the thing, Vince actually called me the day it was announced that I signed with AEW, wished me a lot of luck, agreed that I’m a big asset to AEW and thanked me for all the years I worked in WWE. There’s no animosity, there’s no anger, there’s no dirt, so to speak. This just came down to, you know, contract negotiations and opportunities. Let’s face it, over 20 years in WWE, I have done everything there is to do, in WWE. I needed a fresh start, and for me, Vince understands that and understands me as a talent, and this was an opportunity for me to do that.”
Wight has signed with AEW as a commentator for their new YouTube series AEW Dark: Elevation. The announcement added that he will also perform as an inring competitor. His first appearance in AEW was on the March 3rd episode where he announced that AEW would sign a mystery talent.
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