• Big Show Explains Why He Hasn’t Wrestled Much In AEW
One of the biggest shocking news of 2021 was “The Big Show” Paul Wight leaving WWE after 22 years and signing with AEW.
While he does Commentary work on AEW’s YouTube shows, Wight hasn’t wrestled a lot of matches.
The reason for this is he underwent a hip transplant last year.
During an interview on Submission Radio, Big Show said the following about his future in All Elite Wrestling:
“I had another hip transplant in December. So, I have two fake hips now, I have two titanium hips so I’m like Wolverine.
So the focus for me has just been on rehab, physical therapy, and just getting stronger. And my thing coming over [to AEW], honestly, to be sincere, is I came over here to work on my commentary skills because that’s where my future lies in wrestling, that’s where I want to contribute to the business.
But I came over to compete periodically, in small doses, like I don’t see myself running for championships, that’s not my gig.
Maybe if it works out and there’s a younger talent that I can help bring along, like a Tag Team Championship, maybe. I’ve done my 5 nights a week for decades, I’ve put in my time.
Now, for me, it’s about not taking anything away from the amazing AEW talent here that deserves that TV time, that deserves that opportunity to make those connections with the audience, that deserves that ability to go out and earn those pay-per-view paydays, this is their time.
And for me, I’ll pick and choose here and there, and squeeze in, and we got some stuff coming down the line that’s really cool, but [Double Or Nothing] has been an incredible card that they’ve put together in an incredible sold-out venue. These talents are excited, and I’m excited to watch them.
So, that’s the smart thing you do, like I’m never gonna be a guy that’s going to come in and bully my way and, ‘I need my dressing room, I need to be fighting for the title.’ That’s not my MO.
I want the business to do well and I want the talent around me to do well, and I’ll be okay.”
Big Show is currently 4-0 in AEW. Below are the matches that he has competed in:
1. AEW All Out 2021 PPV – defeated QT Marshall
2. AEW Dark: Elevation (September 22, 2021) – defeated CPA, RSP & VSK in a 1-on-3 Handicap Match
3. AEW Dark: Elevation (October 23, 2021) – defeated Arjun Singh, Carlie Bravo & Cole Karter in a 1-on-3 Handicap Match
4. AEW Dark: Elevation (March 30, 2022) – defeated Austin Green
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 28, 1994) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1994’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Diesel vs. PJ Walker
The Smoking Gunns vs. Iron Mike Sharpe & Tony Devito
The 1-2-3 Kid vs. Adam Bomb
Yokozuna vs. Cory Student
IRS vs. Mike Maraldo
The Heavenly Bodies vs. Mike Davis & Phil Apollo