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It always looks bad on a company when they appear to be losing people to the other company. It makes it look like you are on your way down and the other company is going up. Like in the mid 90's when everyone was flocking to WCW.

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Any chance they could call him "The Giant, Paul Wight"? I'd mark out, just a tiny bit.



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srossi wrote: For those scoring at home, Big Show is 49 and had 6 matches (2 singles) in 2020 after having 0 matches in 2019 and 4 matches in 2018. So he's had 10 matches in more than 3 years.
But, whose to say that isn't the best way to book him in 2021?
Big Show as a weekly character always felt wrong. 



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One Fan Gang wrote: These days I have a distortion filter for my once-photographic memory, but I believe Paul Wight debuted under his given name on WWE programming by interfering in a cage match between Steve Austin and Vince McMahon. Big Show was added quickly after, but Jim Ross threw his name out there originally with alacrity.
He was known as Paul Wight for a good month, with "The Big Show" being only a nickname at first.  As a nickname it was fine, but it was an incredibly stupid name to be billed under, based on a childish shot at TBS, the station WCW aired on.   



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He debuted in the WWF on 2/14/99 at a PPV and on Raw the next night. He was just Paul Wight. Effective the first Raw of March he became "Big Nasty" Paul Wight. There was some issue with the Big Nasty moniker. Either someone else had the rights or Vince had second thoughts. Regardless, he became The Big Show two or three weeks after that, a couple of weeks ahead of wM15.

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srossi wrote: He was known as Paul Wight for a good month, with "The Big Show" being only a nickname at first.  As a nickname it was fine, but it was an incredibly stupid name to be billed under, based on a childish shot at TBS, the station WCW aired on.   
Oh...so THAT'S where it came from? I had always figured it was borrowed from ESPN, who would bill SportsCenter as "the big show", around that time. That nickname, in itself, was borrowed from Ed Sullivan, I think. "A really big shoe...."


I think the real tragedy, here, is that we won't hear "welllllll-elllllll, it's the Big Show" anytime soon.



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Before Paul Wight debuted in the WWF, there was a lot of internet chatter at the end of 1998 and start of 1999 that he'd come in as Titan. I don't think the WWF ever seriously considered that name for him.

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cookie32723 wrote: This feels different as Show is on a different level. 
Yeah, when I looked at Facebook today and saw the official AEW FB Page posting that he was now "All Elite" I legit said "Oh wow!"  out loud...this was pretty shocking to me..



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So how long before The Big Show is on The Go Big Show on TBS?



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srossi wrote: So how long before The Big Show is on The Go Big Show on TBS?
"Go Big Show...Go Big Show" will be the rally cry from the "fans" in the crowd whenever Wight is on camera or in the ring. Free advertising for "The Go Big Show" and also the perfect segue for Schiavone or JR to do a promo for "The Go Big Show" during AEW broadcasts.

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Big Garea Fan wrote: srossi wrote: So how long before The Big Show is on The Go Big Show on TBS?
"Go Big Show...Go Big Show" will be the rally cry from the "fans" in the crowd whenever Wight is on camera or in the ring. Free advertising for "The Go Big Show" and also the perfect segue for Schiavone or JR to do a promo for "The Go Big Show" during AEW broadcasts.

I would think they have to be careful about that.  I suppose they can be creative if they wanted to, but Jerry McDevitt will be all over them in 5 seconds if they try to tie his trademarked name to a TNT property for promotional purposes.  I'm guessing they probably stay away from that, except maybe one joke the first time.



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Is this thread some bizarro world ... by the responses from some of yall i had to go back and check the name and make sure it wasn't Brock Lesnar or CM Punk by the reaction you guys are giving this news....

AEW continues to show how foolish they are why leak this news it isn't like Big Show is going to generate any hype just on his signing ..

.the better way to make this news interesting would have been to have Big Show just show up during the Cody vs Shaq match and have him interfere in the match helping Cody which then give hype to Shaq vs Big Show match.... 

but hey i must be one of the few online who isn't getting that Khan money to pretend like this is some big news WWE should be worried about

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Christian Cage was on the latest edition of Chris Jericho's podcast today with the episode having been taped after Christian Cage's in-ring debut for AEW.

Interesting to note is that Jericho commented that the reason Paul Wight's debut was not a surprise and the reason one would think Cage's debut was a surprise on PPV was feedback from TNT officials. Jericho stated that after Sting debuted as a surprise on Dynamite following the "Winter is Coming" promotional build, TNT requested that AEW not do surprises in that vein going forward and instead lean into announcing talents to "take advantage of the ratings." So, that's explains why there was a press release to push Wight signing with the company. I would advise everyone reading this to remember everything is subject to change, so this doesn't mean there will never, ever, ever be a surprise debut ever again on Dynamite, just that it's what TNT, according to Jericho, currently wants, so obviously AEW is going to listen to their broadcast partner.

Cage stated that he and Tony Khan purposely picked Frankie Kazarian as his first in-ring opponent in order to have a match where each talent would come out stronger. Cage said he was thinking Kazarian and then Khan made the suggestion. Cage thought about it and then texted Khan back that Kazarian was the right guy. He said the first person he saw when he returned was Khan, who congratulated him. He went back to Khan and told him that he doesn't know what it meant to Cage that Khan signed him "sight unseen" and he doesn't know how hard Cage will work for him going forward in the future. Cage said he's taking the "outwork" thing seriously and the work just started.



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