AEW’s Paul Wight (fka The Big Show in WWF/E) was recently interviewed by DAZN, where he promoted the upcoming AEW All In pay-per-view.
During the conversation, Wight was asked to name a wrestler he never faced, but wishes he would’ve had a match with.
He named 2-time WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart.
“Bret Hart. Hands down. Bret Hart is the one guy that I am great friends with. And I liked a lot of the matches where Bret Hart worked with bigger guys.
And I am saddened, even though as fortunate as I am to have worked with the incredible talents that I’ve worked with over my career, anybody that’s ever been anybody.
I am saddened by the fact that I never got to have a run with Bret Hart, because I think at the right stage of my career… I think it would have been an epic battle. It’d been a hell of a lot of fun, at least for me.”
Wight also recalled the time he was traveling with Hart and The Hitman trying to rib him during their journey.
“Bret and I actually talked about having a match one time. We did. This is after he was retired and he was riding with me on my tour bus. I’d given him the remote to the TV at front.
I was gonna go to my bed in the back and he says, ‘Hey, before you go to bed, I wanna run an idea by you.’ I’m like, ‘Okay,’ I mean, it’s Bret Hart, he wants to give me an idea I’m gonna listen, you know.
He says ‘I got an idea how you and I can work.’ And I was worried about his health at the time. I was like, ‘How are we going to work Bret? You’re not cleared.’ He goes ‘Oh I’m pretty sure I can get cleared for what we’re doing and you’re so safe and you’re so good at what you do.’
He says ‘We can have a heck of a match’ and he went on for an hour explaining how we get in the match. How we’d start the program. And then he gets to the finish to me tripping over the Canadian flag and beat me with a small package.
So he just ribbed me for an hour to keep me awake. I went ‘Bret you’re lucky I should throw you off my bus.’
But that’s how much I love Bret Hart. How fun it would have been. He sucked me in. At first I was very skeptical. Then after about 20 minutes in it, he had me biting on it, believing it and kicking in ideas.
I’m like, ‘Wow, this is gonna happen.’ He says then the the finish you will trip over the Canadian flag and I’ll beat you with a small package. And I’m just like, ‘You’re an a$$.'”
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