Paul Wight will be in action for the very first time on AEW Dynamite in the coming weeks but his appearance has sparked some concern.
Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega’s issues with The Don Callis Family continued on Dynamite as Callis challenged the pair to a Street Fight when Dynamite comes to Ontario, California. Omega accepted the challenge and noted they’d be joined by Kota Ibushi.
Callis pointed out his Family still had the numbers advantage when Chris Jericho brought out his ‘big’ friend that he’d teased and Paul Wight made his way to the entranceway. Kyle Fletcher approached the former Big Show but was rocked with a knockout punch for his troubles.
Paul Wight’s Mobility In Doubt
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that he’d been told Wight’s movement was not good during a recent appearance and that it was notable that he was not filmed moving on AEW Dynamite:
“I heard that when Paul Wight was back in OVW, just a couple of weeks ago – I think guest ring announcer or something like that – made a guest appearance. I heard that his movement was not good.
“[On Dynamite] he stood there, he had big braces on his knee. Yeah, he’s a big guy, and he’s 51 years old. And he’s had all kinds of knee problems and other problems. But, again, he probably only has to come in for like – look who he is teaming with, he’s probably only going to have to come in for short spurts and everything, he did throw the one punch, but that was it, but he was not moving.”
It remains to be seen what form the Street Fight will take on the 15th of November edition of Dynamite but AEW has in the past presented these matches cinematically.