All Elite Wrestling is continuing it’s push into getting a mass of talent and experience on it’s roster. Announced earlier this morning, they’re signing former WWE Superstar Paul Wight (Big Show) to a long-term deal. He not only will be on camera in the ring, he’ll be a force backstage, and on commentary on the new show, AEW Dark: Elevation.

AEW Dark: Elevation airs Monday at 7:00pm ET on the AEW YouTube channel. It’ll be an extension of the great action you see on AEW Dark normally. This adds a new night of programming for the company, bringing them up to three nights. With a fast growing roster of talent, they had to add a third show to keep up with their growth as a company.

Here’s what Paul Wight had to say about the new deal.

It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years. AEW Dark is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers, but I also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase themselves in new ways on Dark. It’s no exaggeration when they say that AEW is boundless.

Paul Wight on AEW

Tony Khan’s Take On The Matter

Paul Wight is one of the most recognizable and impressive professional athletes in the world. He wanted to come to AEW because he believes that we’re the best promotion in wrestling, and we believe that he has a lot to offer us, both in the ring as a wrestler, and also outside the ring as a commentator, host and ambassador for AEW.

Paul is one of the most experienced stars in all of wrestling, and he’s eager to work with our diverse roster. He can benefit and guide our young talent with his mentorship, and his expert commentary on AEW Dark: Elevation will educate and entertain our fans, and also educate the younger wrestlers on the roster. Furthermore, Paul enters AEW as a licensed wrestler, and he’s very much looking forward to studying our talent firsthand from the commentary desk in preparation for his return to the ring!

Tony Khan on Paul Wight

Tune in to AEW: Dynamite this Wednesday at 5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET to see more about the signing of Wight and all the rest of the amazing AEW action.

So, what do you think of Paul Wight signing with AEW?

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