Paul Wight Says He's Got The Itch To Step Back Into The Ring Again

Paul Wight is getting himself fit to do something in the ring.

Appearing as a guest on a recent episode of Busted Open Radio, the former WCW and WWE Superstar was asked if he has had the itch to get back in the ring since he started calling the action on AEW Dark: Elevation. Wight, who had his last match on July 20, 2020, against Randy Orton, says that the itch is bad.

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"Itch? Man, I need to dunk myself in a vat of cortisone I got the itch so bad," Wight exclaimed. "It's ridiculous! It's the best thing that I could have done because for so many years, I was in WWE and I was a cog in the machine up there. But I knew what we were doing on live events, what we were doing on Raws and SmackDown. I know who is new. I had my finger on that environment. When I came to AEW, a lot of these people I didn't know. Some of them I never heard of before, didn't understand their styles, didn't understand any of it. One of the luckiest and smartest moves, I think, I was able to be a part of is to do Elevation because I really got to see the talent. Understand the talent. It's made me more comfortable where now I really know, up here, how I settle in, how I get over, how I help the other talent, how I help pull ratings and help AEW grow. I think it's the first time in my entire career where everything has lined up where the knowledge is there, the health is there, the desire is there, and the opportunity is there. So I'm real excited to see what's going to happen. This is the first time in God knows how many years where I know all that is a definite factor."

Wight was announced as having signed with AEW in February and also helped introduce Christian Cage at the Revolution PPV one month later. In addition to working Dark: Elevation and conducting sit-down interviews, he appeared on the most recent episode of Dynamite, conducting the weigh-in between Cody Rhodes and Anthony Ogogo.

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