Paul Wight has revealed Vince McMahon wished him good luck over the cellphone on the day he signed for AEW.
The 49-year-old, who was referred to as The Huge Present for 22 years in WWE, put pen-to-paper on a long-term take care of AEW final month.
Wight insists there isn’t any arduous emotions in direction of WWE or the corporate’s chairman McMahon.
He mentioned: “Vince truly known as me the day that it was introduced that I signed with AEW. He wished me numerous luck, agreed that I’m an enormous asset at AEW and thanked me for all of the years that I labored in WWE.
“There’s no animosity, there’s no anger, there’s no dust, so to talk. It simply got here right down to contract negotiations and alternatives. Let’s face it, in over 20 years at WWE, I’ve executed every part there’s to do.
“I wanted a contemporary begin. For me, I believe Vince understands that and understands that for me, as a expertise, this was the chance to try this. However you comply with the foundations.”
Whereas Wight shall be wrestling in AEW, he can even be a part of the commentary crew, alongside Tony Schiavone, for the corporate’s model new present, AEW Darkish: Elevation.
Wight, a four-time world champion in WWE, continued: “I couldn’t attain out to [AEW president] Tony Khan or AEW whereas I used to be nonetheless below contract. I got here to phrases with a mutual dissolution of providers once I left WWE. There’s no anger.
“I wanted the liberty to pursue completely different alternatives and when that contract got here to an finish, I took the leap of religion.
“I hoped that my fame, and the business within the work that I’ve executed, would earn me a gathering with Tony Khan and simply to have the ability to discuss to him and hope that he would perceive that I will be an asset for AEW.
“And when my contract expired, I had an opportunity to drive as much as Jacksonville and Tony and I had a gathering at 10pm in his workplace.
“We talked about wrestling and psychology and what I need to do in AEW and one of many large passions that I’ve had for a very long time is moving into color commentary and attempting to carry my expertise from the ring.”