Chris Jericho gives an update on Paul Wight.
The last fans saw of Paul Wight, he was being slammed onto a car by Powerhouse Hobbs during the Like A Dragon Street Fight on the November 15 episode of AEW Dynamite. Wight teamed with Kota Ibushi, Chris Jericho, & Kenny Omega in the bout to face Konosuke Takeshita, Hobbs, Kyle Fletcher, & Brian Cage.
Wight was brought into the match by Jericho given their long history and Jericho wanting a big man as backup after Hobbs defeated him.
Speaking on Talk Is Jericho, Chris gave an update on Wight.
"We wanted to focus on Show's positive -- I call him Show, you know what I mean, Paul Wight -- Paul had hurt his knee and has some issues where I think he has to get some of that cleaned out right now. The idea was to involve him, showing some of his strengths. Originally, he just wanted to be in the back, but I said, 'the people in the arena are going to want to see you.' He came out, beat some guys up, did some Paul Wight big chops and chokeslammed Fletcher through a table on the floor, which is huge. Him and Hobbs fight to the back and Hobbs ends up slamming him onto the roof of a car, which is insane, the bump that he took. It also continues to build Hobbs as a giant killer. That worked great, I think we did a great job with Show's presentation there," said Jericho.
It is unknown if or when Wight will return to television. He wrestled two matches in November 2023 after being out of the ring since March 2022.
Jericho's team was victorious in the street fight.
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