"Big Show" Paul Wight Signs Long-Term AEW Deal

Posted By James Walsh on 02/24/21


Wrestling Legend Paul Wight Signs Long-Term Deal with AEW
-- Wight Joins Commentary for New YouTube Extension, AEW Dark: Elevation --

February 24, 2021 – As 2021 shapes up to be the year for AEW’s biggest shows yet, today the
promotion announced that wrestling legend Paul Wight signed a long-term deal, adding yet
another universally regarded name to AEW’s roster of stars, legends, and upcoming talent.
Wight will have an extensive role within AEW, and on top of his return to the ring, he will serve
as a commentator on AEW’s newest show, AEW Dark: Elevation.
Complementing AEW Dark on Tuesdays, AEW Dark: Elevation will air on Mondays at 7 p.m. ET
on AEW’s YouTube channel, and will showcase AEW’s established and rising stars, as well as the
top independent wrestlers within the industry, competing against each other in the ring in
pursuit of wins. AEW Dark: Elevation will also maintain continuity with AEW DYNAMITE, AEW
Dark, AEW pay-per-view shows and streaming events, with wins and losses factoring into each
wrestler’s ranking in the company.
With new wrestling programming now available three nights per week, AEW continues to
solidify its position as the fastest growing and hottest promotion in professional wrestling.
“It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years,” said Paul Wight.
“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 is one of the most recognizable and impressive professional athletes in the world,”
said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “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,” added Khan. "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!”
Already a monumental day for AEW, be sure to tune in to AEW DYNAMITE tonight on TNT at 8
p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT for additional announcements surrounding Wight’s signing, the new AEW
Dark: Elevation show, and the identity of Wight’s commentary partner.
About AEW
Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan, AEW is a new professional wrestling league
headlined by Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Chris
Jericho, Sting, Hangman Page and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an
alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit,

freshness and energy into the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was the sold-
out DOUBLE OR