Paul Wight has made it clear that he plans to wrestle again in an AEW ring while offering a timeline for when he might step back into the ring.
At 51 years old (happy birthday on February 8th), Paul Wight has nothing left to prove in a pro wrestling ring. However, the wrestling legend known as the Big Show in WWE and The Giant in WCW plans on wrestling again.
After spending over 20 years in WWE, Wight debuted in AEW in March 2021 in a role that saw him working beside Tony Schiavone on the Dark Elevation show that airs on YouTube.
Wight wrestled one AEW pay-per-view match at All Out 2021 when he easily defeated QT Marshall. Other than that, Wight’s three other matches in AEW were on Dark Elevation.
In an exclusive interview with Metro UK, Wight revealed that he had setbacks with his knees, but he plans to wrestle again this March.
“You know, there’s been some setbacks personally. I mean, I’ve had a couple of injury setbacks, had to get a knee replaced in August. That knee was bad for 12 years, so it could’ve gone any day! It’s like kind of like that tire on your car that you know you should change but keep driving anyway.”
“But we’re good now, and hopefully we’ll be back in the ring in March. Everything’s on schedule, so we’re looking good!”
Paul Wight also talked about his current commentary job in AEW while also expressing his desire to keep wrestling too.
“Commentary is something I want to get into and get my reps in. That’s where I want my career to end up, is doing major commentary. But also competing a little bit more.”
“I enjoy being in the ring with younger talent. There’s things you can tell them, but there’s things you can actually show them the rhythm and timing of in the ring that make more sense and will help them grow as talent. So, I just saw more of that as an opportunity here in AEW.’”
In January, Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal challenged Paul Wight to an AEW tag team match. It’s unknown if Wight plans to participate in something like that or if he has something else in mind.