Wrestling Inc and SEScoops has a feature on Paul Wight commenting on his in ring future with All Elite Wrestling.
Wight signed with AEW in February of 2021 and has had a few matches. He has also served as a commentator and as a resource for the younger talent. However, he has wrestled much less than expected.
During his an appearance on Submission Radio, Wight commented on his future.
“I had another hip transplant in December. So, now I have two fake hips now, I have two titanium hips so I’m like Wolverine.
“So the focus for me has just been on rehab, physical therapy, and just getting stronger. And my thing coming over [to AEW], honestly, to be sincere, is I came over here to work on my commentary skills because that’s where my future lies in wrestling, that’s where I want to contribute to the business.
“But I came over to compete periodically, in small doses, like I don’t see myself running for championships, that’s not my gig.
“Maybe if it works out and there’s a younger talent that I can help bring along, like a tag team championship, maybe. I’ve done my five nights a week for decades, I’ve put in my time.
“Now, for me, it’s about not taking anything away from the amazing AEW talent here that deserves that TV time, that deserves that opportunity to make those connections with the audience, that deserves that ability to go out and earn those pay-per-view paydays.
“This is their time.”