Paul Wight spent many years working in WWE as Big Show, but in 2021 he decided to make the jump to All Elite Wrestling. During his time with AEW he has mostly worked as a commentator while wrestling sparingly.
However, it sounds like fans can expect to see more of Wight in the ring, as he recently told Nick Hausman of Wrestling Inc. that he’s gearing up for one more run as Captain Insano, his character from The Waterboy.
“He’ll [Captain Insano] be back. The guy who wrote The Waterboy has approved. Tony Khan and I have secured the rights to Captain Insano. There’s already an outfit made, the whole nine yards. We’re doing a lot of prep work, and this will be my last hoorah so to speak.”
“Let’s be honest – I don’t think this character is going to be a killer going out there trying to beat Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship. At this point, I think this character is just to have fun. We’ll see how it goes, but for me right now, this is just a chance to have fun with this character and be a bright spot on the show. We’ll see how I’m feeling, and we’ll see how everybody takes off with it.”
Wight last competed on the March 30th episode of AEW Dark: Elevation. It’s not clear at this point in time when he will be stepping back into the ring. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.