Paul Wight on his beginnings in the wrestling business

"I was the youngest guy by 10 or 12 years when I first started"

by Sead Dedovic
Paul Wight on his beginnings in the wrestling business
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In an interview with Fightful, Paul Wight talked about his first steps on the wrestling scene. Paul Wight was by far the youngest in the company when he arrived. He had to learn from the older ones. During his career in the company, he met many faces and Hall of Famers.

“This is the good stuff, man, for me. I mean, for so many years of my career, when I came into the business, I was the youngest guy by 10 or 12 years when I first started. I was 22 or 23, and the most of guys that were working and doing anything were mid-30s and early 40s.

So I was really young and then over the years that has changed and I’ve seen so many talents that are incredible world renowned stars, some of them Hall of Famers, that I remember when they started off and how they came in and experienced that with them”.

- Wight said, as quoted by!

The Acclaimed

One of the topics was The Acclaimed and their success in AEW. Wight is delighted with that story and the successes of Caster and Bowens. “It’s a beautiful thing to see Max Caster and Anthony Bowens on Elevation.

They had so much energy. You kinda knew. Like I knew at once, if these guys keep plugging away, they get an opportunity, they’re gonna do something with it. When you see that for talent, because this business is about opportunities and making the best of those opportunities.

Sometimes, you think, ‘I’m not gonna get an opportunity,’ but every time you’re in front of a crowd, that’s an opportunity. Sure, they weren’t on Dynamite and we didn’t have Rampage then.

It was just Dynamite and Elevation and AEW Dark. But they took every opportunity and made the most of it. I can’t wait to hear what Max is gonna rap. I can’t wait. The place is gonna go crazy and poor Anthony Bowens is probably gonna explode ‘cause he gets so excited with the crowd.

The more intense the crowd is, 80,000 people, he might explode into a cloud of dust, you know? I’m excited for the talent and they deserve it, they’ve put the work in. For me, I’m just happy to be a part of this industry, be a part of AEW and contribute however I can”.