Former WWE Champion and current AEW star Paul Wight was recently interviewed by Ring Report. During the interaction, Wight joked about his “schizophrenic” booking in WWE, where he turned from babyface to heel on numerous occasions.
Speaking about possibly turning heel in AEW in the future, Wight said that if that happens, he would love to face former TNT Champion Darby Allin.
“If, in some point, in my career I could turn heel – I know that sounds crazy that I could turn heel…it just depends on the day of the week, I guess [Laughs]. Hopefully, my character won’t be quite so schizophrenic in AEW as he was in WWE where he changed every five minutes, but if I was a heel working with somebody like Darby Allin, would just be a gift,” he said.
Paul Wight’s advice to younger AEW stars
Paul Wight currently does commentary on AEW Dark Elevation where he gets to see some of the hottest young talent in action on a weekly basis.
Speaking to Ring Report, Wight had some words of wisdom for the younger AEW stars. Wight advised them to hold matches with potential opponents in their head while doing other duties.
According to Wight, this would help them become better story-tellers inside the ring in the future.
“It’s funny, one of the things I tell the younger guys and gals is, ‘When you’re alone doing stuff, whether you’re cleaning or doing laundry, driving down the road, or sitting on the couch; have matches with people in your head you might be working with someday.’ That’s one of the secrets to being a success later,” he said.
“You have to be excited about the product, the talent. Having those matches in your head where one’s a heel and one’s a face, the spots that will happen, and the finishes are always good things to put in your mind so if you do end up in a program with someone, you already have an idea of what they do and you understand them and how to compliment yourself with them and tell a better story.”
During his interview with Ring Report, Wight also revealed which AEW stars he wanted to face in the future. You can check that out HERE.
Catch WWE legend Dutch Mantell’s thoughts on the first episode of AEW Rampage right here.