AEW Superstar Paul Wight has revealed his weight loss progress, as rumors of a long-awaited match against Shaq continue to swirl.
The giant used to wrestle in the WWE as Big Show, but joined AEW in 2021 to work as a commentator, with occasional in-ring work too.
Paul Wight last wrestled in a two-minute victory over Austin Green on AEW Dark Elevation in March 2022, although he appeared and got physical at Wembley Stadium for AEW All In London.
However, Paul Wight was clearly not in ring-shape, following a surgery last year that kept the giant wheelchair-bound for 11 weeks.
However, Wight has recently been getting back into shape, and shared his weight loss progress in an exclusive interview with Metro.
The 51-Year-Old revealed he was down to 414 lbs, but is aiming to settle at a weight of around 385lbs once he finishes his weight loss regime.
”Right now, I’m at about 414, 413 [lbs]. I wanna try to get back down to about 385, so I’ve still got work to do.”
“It’s been a struggle to get that trust and confidence back in that appendage,”
He also joked that his career is now winding down, and he has to focus on things more important than his wrestling career – his own health.
“I make the joke that I played at a lot of music and the bill came due. I’ve had to do a lot of stuff – I’ve had a chance to slow down in my career, I’ve had a chance to do a lot of maintenance for my own personal health and quality of life and get some things fixed and addressed.”
“We’re still moving forward so it’s great, it’s nice to have new working parts and starting to get the ball rolling again to get back to have some fun!”
Paul Wight’s weight loss has come in the stead of rumors that a match against Shaq will finally come to fruition.
The pair faced off once at WrestleMania 32 in a Battle Royal, and after Shaq teamed with Jade Cargill in a match vs Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet, it seems likely a Paul Wight vs Shaq match would occur in AEW.
In fact, Shaq even challenge Big Show to a match in AEW, although there is no word when this will take place – click here to read more about that match.
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