Former WWE star and a five times world champion in WWE The Big Show who is currently going by his real name Paul Wight in the All Elite Wrestling recently talked about the differences between producing matches for WWE and his current promotion AEW.
The Big show joined the AEW earlier this year. In February the Big show was seen in the AEW and he was addressed by his real name Paul Wight. He has not been seen wrestling since joining the promotion. Later it was revealed that he is working as a mentor for the young talents of the promotion.
Paul Wight Talks Differences Between Producing WWE And AEW Matches
Paul Wight made his professional wrestling debut under the World Championship Wrestling where he went by the name of the Giant. He won multiple championships in the promotion before he was signed by WWE in 1999.
He worked in WWE for over 20 years. And in this long time period, he won almost every possible championship that would be won by him in WWE. He is considered as one of the most successful wrestlers in WWE history.
The Big Show who currently works in the AEW under his real name Paul Wight recently spoke to Adam’s Apple YouTube Channel where he talked about the differences between producing matches for WWE and his current promotion AEW. He said;
“I think both products are amazing, I just think they’re different products. I think WWE is always going to be that entertainment, sports spectacle. That global brand that they worked so hard to be. AEW is more of an authentic wrestling product, you know? There’s not 15-20 writers backstage in AEW.
“If you have a promo, you have a promo, and if you have a match, you have a match,” Paul explained. “There’s not as much upper-level handling on what they want during the match and what they’re trying to present for the extra property they own.
“Even for me, I’m doing Paul Wight but I’ve never had as much freedom as I do now in AEW doing this. Before, when I was in WWE as Big Show, it was a committee to get anything done.”
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