Recently the wrestling world has been talking a lot about Paul Wight as he recently made the jump from WWE to AEW. Wight spent many years working as Big Show in WWE, but he first made a name for himself working as The Giant in WCW.
The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion recently discussed his early days during an episode of Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, and he said that Hulk Hogan “got moist” the first time they met.
“It was a Chicago – Wolves basketball game half-time and it was Mr. T and Hulk Hogan versus Danny Bonaduce and a secret partner [who would be Paul] I think it was for a charity thing. So Danny introduced me to Hulk that night. And it’s funny because I guess Hulk had seen me earlier in the crowd and was elbowing Linda [McMahon] ‘he looks like a young Andre’. Hogan got moist, immediately, you know.”
“And then he found out I was an athlete and I wanted to wrestle. And then I did the worst thing you could ever do for a wrestler, ‘cause I did an impersonation of Hulk. Luckily for me it worked out but if it had been for some guys it would have been a crash and burn. I did that [the impression of Hulk] for Hulk and Hulk’s eyes got real big. And now I know him, in his mind he’s just writing cheques for bank deposits. He had everything mapped out, what he wanted to do, work with me, the whole nine yards.”
Paul Wight recently joined the commentary team for AEW Dark: Elevation, and it’s rumored that he could be getting in on the action in AEW at some point in the future.
H/T Inside The Ropes