There’s more to it than that. Sometimes you see something in wrestling that does not exactly make sense. There might be a bit of logic to the whole thing but it is clear that there were other factors leading to the new situation. It might not necessarily be good or bad, but you know there is more to it than meets the eye. Now we might know a few more details about a recent major story.

The biggest story in wrestling this week is Paul Wight, better known as the Big Show moving from WWE over to AEW. While Wight might not be the most high profile name at the moment, it still means something to see someone who started with the company in 1999 move over to another promotion. That is not something that comes out of nowhere and now we know a bit more about what got us here.

According to, Wight left WWE after the two sides were not able to come to terms on a new contract. Wight was also unhappy with how he was presented on the January 4 Raw Legends show, where he was berated by Randy Orton but did nothing about it. According to Fightful Select, the move comes after various “major life events” for Wight, including selling his house and the cancellation of his Big Show Show Netflix series.

You might remember some of his time in the ring. Check out some of his moments in WWE and WCW:

FULL MATCH - Big Show vs. The Great Khali: Backlash 2008

FULL MATCH - Hulk Hogan vs. The Giant – WCW Title Match: WCW Halloween Havoc 1995

Opinion: I’m not sure what this is going to mean for Wight’s legacy but it is certainly something that is going to get some attention. While he might not be the top star in WWE these days, he is certainly a name that people are going to notice and that might be what AEW wanted the most out of the whole thing. It isn’t a bad move either, and now AEW is going to get someone who could help them in both the short and long terms so well done all around.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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