Remarks on Wight’s signing to AEW
“It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years,” said 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 AEW CEO, general manager and creative head Tony Khan. “He wanted to come to AEW because he believes that we’re the best promotion in wrestling. 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. He’s eager to work with our diverse roster,” adds 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!”
How much better could things get tonight?What was already a monumental day for AEW will be further clarified during tonight’s AEW Dynamite, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Eastern on TNT. Additional announcements surrounding the signing, the new show and the identity of Wight’s commentary partner will be topics of discussion at points of the show.
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