Paul Wight Says He Didn't Negotiate What He Made For 'The Big Show Show,' WWE Didn't Promote It

Paul Wight (formerly The Big Show in WWE), became a crossover star long before he landed his own show on Netflix, but "The Big Show Show" helped bring him to a new audience as his in-ring career began to wind down.

"The Big Show Show" premiered on April 6, 2020 but only lasted one season before getting canceled.

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Speaking to Chris Jericho on Talk is Jericho, Wight discussed the deal and how it was through WWE.

"I didn't get to negotiate what I made for it. I didn't have my own parking spot. [It was a WWE deal], of course. I had to park in the visitor lot and they had to come get me in the golf cart. The show has my name, but Dr. Phil had a parking spot in one of the buildings I rented because it was between Netflix and WWE, not me. 'You can't have a drive on.' Thanks. Classic, 'here's this great opportunity, but remember who you are and where your place is,'" he said. "We didn't get renewed by Netflix and that was a partnership between Netflix and WWE. It was one of those things where, if things would've been different and timing...we really didn't get promoted. WWE was supposed to promote it, but they were in a mad panic trying to figure out where to put WrestleMania and COVID and all this other stuff. We had a billboard in Times Square, but Times Square was shut down due to COVID and no one saw it. I'm still grateful for all the people who saw it and thanked me. I have a whole new demographic now from people who loved me on the show."

"The Big Show Show" officially wrapped up on December 9, 2020 when a Christmas special was released on Netflix.

Elsewhere during the interview, Wight discussed his frustrations with WWE that played a part in him leaving for AEW. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

Wight currently serves as a commentator on AEW Dark: Elevation alongside Tony Schiavone.

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