The Big Show, now known as his real name Paul Wight, has signed with AEW as a fighter and commentator. PWInsider.com reports that Wight was upset with his segment where Randy Orton hit him on Raw Legends Night last month, and did not reach a new financial deal with WWE after this. A Brock Lesnar AEW title fight has just been provoked.
As 2021 looms as the year of AEW’s biggest shows yet, today the promotion announced that wrestling legend Paul Wight has signed a long-term contract, adding another universally regarded name to the roster of stars. , legends and future talents of AEW. Wight will have a major role within AEW, and in addition to 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 the AEW YouTube channel, and will showcase AEW’s established and emerging stars, as well as the best indie wrestlers within the industry, competing against each other in the ring for victories. AEW Dark: Elevation will also maintain continuity with AEW DYNAMITE, AEW Dark, AEW pay-per-view programs, and streaming events, with wins and losses ranking for every fighter in the company.
An AEW star was teased at WWE Elimination Chamber Sunday after a blunder. With new wrestling programming now available three nights a week, AEW continues to cement its position as the fastest growing and hottest promotion in professional wrestling.
“It’s been amazing to see what AEW has built in just a couple of years,” said Paul Wight. “AEW Dark is an incredible platform for honing the skills of up-and-coming fighters, but I also love that AEW’s established talent can develop their personalities and show themselves in new ways in Dark. It is not an exaggeration when they say that AEW has no limits. ”
“Paul Wight is one of the most recognized and impressive professional athletes in the world,” said Tony Khan, AEW CEO, CEO and Chief Creative Officer. “He wanted to come to AEW because he believes that we are the best promotion in wrestling, and we believe he has a lot to offer us, both in the ring as a wrestler, and outside the ring as a commentator, host and ambassador for AEW.”
“Paul is one of the most seasoned stars in wrestling and is looking forward to working with our diverse roster,” added Khan. “He can benefit and guide our young talent with his mentoring, and his expert commentary on AEW Dark: Elevation will educate and entertain our fans, as well as educate the youngest fighters on the roster. Additionally, Paul enters AEW as a licensed fighter, and he is eager to study our talent firsthand from the comment table in preparation for his return to the ring! ”
It’s 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 regarding the Wight signing, the new AEW Dark: Elevation program, and the identity of Wight’s commenting partner.
CM Punk Leaks Wrestling Comeback Fight?
Former WWE Superstar CM Punk has not been seen on WWE television since the 2014 edition of the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. He left the company the next day and hasn’t looked back since. After his departure from WWE, many fans have wanted to see Punk return to the company every year. He has yet to return to the squared circle and, at this point, it seems highly unlikely. He also recently reacted to Bad Bunny’s performance at WrestleMania 37.
Will Ospreay challenged CM Punk to a future IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match after the conclusion of NJPW’s Sakura Genesis event. CM Punk has finally decided to respond to Will Ospreay’s challenge.
CM Punk recently spoke with Digital Spy’s Stephanie Chase about a possible match with Ospreay.
“I don’t want to give people false hope by responding to Ospreay. But it sure is someone I’ve never fought before and who interests me far more than, I guess, the corporate side of professional wrestling today. I’m going to be interested in more new and different things than doing the same old thing, the same old thing. I always need new goals. I do not know. Let’s see if you have it by the end of the summer and then ask me the question again. “
ECW champion debuts on WWE NXT
WWE and ECW have a long history with each other. What originally started out as two opposing companies ended up becoming one of the biggest merger flops in wrestling history. Recently, an ECW champion made his NXT debut. ECW’s number of champions is filled with many legendary names, so who could it be? Indi Hartwell “Botches” Dexter Lumis NXT Match.
On the recent episode of NXT, we saw former ECW Champion Steve Corino during a video pack showing Kushida’s cruiserweight title win on NXT. Corino is most notable for his time on ECW and ROH, but is now a WWE coach and NXT producer.
To sum up some highlights from NXT episode 4/20 (No, Matt Riddle didn’t show up), we saw a great show that included lots of surprises, title changes, and some new faces. Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reily returned to NXT action as they were spotted on their way to a medical facility the week before.
Sarray had been talked about and promoted for over a month and finally came to NXT to have a fight with Zoey Stark. The game was packed with lots of action, as Beth Phoenix was also very interested in the game. Sarray took this match away with Zoey, but Sarray ended up getting the win tonight.
Speaking of Kushida, he set himself an open challenge to anyone willing to take the bait. Oney Lorcan heads to the ring and we have a match on our hands. The match featured many great spots throughout the match only to see Koshida blocking the Hoverboard Lock. Lorcan taps. Kushida retains.
Alexa Bliss and Bray Wyatt’s “marriage” claim leaks
Alexa Bliss and ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt are essentially no longer an item after Bliss not only cost Wyatt his WWE WrestleMania 37 match against ‘The Viper’ Randy Orton, but during subsequent editions of WWE Monday Night Raw to go where Bliss would say that she, along with her new literal puppet named Lily, didn’t like the Demon. In response to this, former WWE writer Vince Russo responded to the Bliss segment last week on Raw, shattering the ‘weak’ story and would ask the interviewer in question when WWE married The Fiend and Bliss to make one more point. large. This “creepy” photo of schoolgirl Alexa Bliss just leaked.
However, this “unholy wedding” never took place, so it is unclear what Russo was talking about. Russo made the following comments on the latest edition of Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Legion of RAW show. Credit to SportsKeeda for the following.
“I can’t believe it. Six months, one year, no matter what … whenever Alexa Bliss was tied to The Fiend, no matter how long it was, and I remember she cut Nikki’s promotions: ‘every time I’m close to him ‘, this, that and the other., after all that, the end of the story is that Lily didn’t like The Fiend. Are you kidding me? How long have you been married to Alexa and The Fiend? How long ago was that? So that’s the final story. Lily, we didn’t even know there was a Lily until last week, she didn’t like The Fiend, which now explains why we had the black one. [goo] trick … do you know how weak that story is? “
Did Bray Wyatt’s “weight gain” infuriate this top WWE executive? In other news about Alexa Bliss’ former interest Bray Wyatt, WWE recently announced that they will fill out a new trademark regarding The Fiend. The trademark is for “Let Me In”, one of Wyatt’s most popular phrases. WWE has also released new products related to The Fiend, however some are more questionable than others. Credit to HeelByNature for the following description of the trademark.
International Class 025: Clothing, namely tops, shirts, jackets, hoodies; bottoms such as clothes, pants, shorts; hats, specifically, hats, caps
In international class 025, the mark was used for the first time by the applicant or related company or the applicant’s licensee or predecessor in interest at least on 08/31/2019, and was used for the first time in commerce at least on 08/31/2019. , and is now used in such commerce. Applicant submits one (or more) specimen (s) showing the mark as used in commerce on or in connection with any item in the listed class of goods / services, consisting of an upper part (s).