Photos for Headline Surfer / Paul Wight is taking his services to AEW.
By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- WWE stalwart The Big Show is jumping ship to AEW and who's going to stop him?
Paul Donald Wight II has signed on the dotted line on a lucrative new contract to bring his 7-foot, 400-pound frame to All Elite Wrestling where he's expected to show up tonight at the pay-per-view.
Wight, who hasn't wrestled much in WWE in the last couple of years, will join AEW as an in-ring competitor and as a commentator on the new show AEW Dark: Elevation, which will focus on new and emerging stars on the AEW roster.
Wight joins a growing AEW roster that includes a bevy of former WWE superstars including Cody Rhodes, Brandi Rhodes, Brandi Rhodes, Chris Jericho, Sting, and Jon Moxley Dean Ambrose).
For his part, Wight said he's excited about the road ahead. “AEW Dark is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers," Wight said, "but I also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase themselves in new ways on Dark."
“AEW Dark is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers," Wight said, "but I also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase themselves in new ways on Dark."
Rankings: Top 10 Men:
1. Bobby Lashley, WWE champion on Raw;
2. Roman Reigns, WWE Universal champion on Smackdown;
3. Kenny Omega, AEW champion;
4. Big E, WWE Intercontinental champion ion Smackdown;
5. Riddle, WWE United States champion on Raw;
6. Jon Moxley, AEW;
7. Seth Rollins, WWE Smackdown;
8. AJ Styles, WWE Raw;
9. Finn Balor, WWE NXT champion;
10. Rich Swann, Impact champion.
Rankings: Top 10 Women:
1. Asuka, WWE Raw champion;
2. Sasha Banks, WWE Smackdown champion;
3. Alexa Bliss, WWE Raw;
4. Shayna Baszler, WWE women's tag team champion;
5. Nia Jax, WWE women's tag team champion;
6. Io Shirai, WWE NXT women's champion;
7. Charlotte Flair, WWE Raw;
8. Bianca Belair, WWE Smackdown;
9. Hikaru Shida, AEW women's champion
10. Deonna Purrazzo, Impact women's champion.