Paul Wight has given some insight on when he plans to hang up his boots.
Wight made his wrestling debut in WCW back in May 1995. In that company, he was known as The Giant, and in his first match captured the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from Hulk Hogan.
The star remained in the company until 1999, when he made the jump to WWE. his first appearance for the company came at St Valentine’s Day Massacre, where he attempted to help Vince McMahon defeat Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Steel Cage match, only to accidentally hand the victory to Austin by throwing him through the structure to the floor.
Now known as Big Show, Wight spent the next two decades as a regular feature of WWE TV and captured four World Championships as well as having reigns with the United States, Intercontinental, and Tag Team titles.
In January 2021, Wight made an appearance on a Legends special edition of Raw which proved to be his last for the company as he left only weeks later when his contract expired.
Shortly after departing WWE, Wight announced that he had joined AEW and would be providing commentary for the now-defunct Dark: Elevation YouTube series as well as competing in the ring.
Since joining, Wight has wrestled four matches for AEW, with the most recent happening on the March 30th, 2022 edition of Elevation with the star making short work of Austin Green.
On the pre-show for All In at Wembley Stadium, Wight saw action as he joined Anthony Ogogo and Grado in seeing off Jeff Jarrett, Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal, and Satnam Singh after they disparaged the UK crowd.
When will Paul Wight retire from the ring?
On a recent episode of the Battleground Podcast, Paul Wight said he has around two years left as an active wrestler before moving onto a commentary role on a permanent basis.
“I got a year and a half, two years left, before I hang it all up. Really, it’s about trying to help this younger talent and then moving on to that commentary role.
Once he retires, Wight plans to focus on helping younger talent.
Then, it’s about the younger talent. Right now, I’m still froggy and want to have fun and play a little bit. I’ve had plenty of matches, have done plenty of tours, had plenty of rivalries. Right now, it’s about doing what I can in helping the product out. There’s a time, all things come to an end, unfortunately.”
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.