Paul Wight (a.k.a Big Show) has left WWE and has signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). News of Wight leaving WWE came earlier today after AEW announced they had signed him to a multi-year contract to work as both a wrestler and commentator for their new upcoming YouTube series, AEW Dark: Elevation.
According to various reports online, WWE and Big Show were unable to come to an agreement on his new contract. Wight signed with WWE in 1999 and made his last appearance with the company on the Legends Night episode of Monday Night RAW in January 2021. Big Show was also moved to the WWE’s alumni section last Friday on the official web site.
During his 20+ year career with the WWE, Paul Wight was a five-time world champion, a Grand Slam Champion, an eight-time tag team champion (with various partners), and has been said to be one of the greatest giants of all time in the history of the WWE.
Wight was quoted in a AEW Wrestling news release as saying, “It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years,” said Paul Wight. “AEW Dark is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers, but I also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase themselves in new ways on Dark. It’s no exaggeration when they say that AEW is boundless.”