New AEW star Paul Wight has talked about his contract discussions with WWE and why his previous few days within the firm have been horrendous. Wight mentioned that WWE tries to make it “awkward” throughout contract negotiations, which is what occurred as soon as once more.
Paul Wight left WWE earlier this 12 months as his contract with the corporate expired. Wight, who’s at present with AEW, was with WWE for twenty years.
Whereas talking on Speak is Jericho, Paul Wight mentioned that across the time of the RAW Legends Evening present – which was his remaining WWE look – he was in negotiations with WWE over a brand new contract. Wight additional added that the contract discussions weren’t clean.
“I wanted a restart. After the final RAW (Legends Evening) it was completely horrendous. I used to be going by way of contract negotiations then, so generally while you’re going by way of contract negotiations with them, they attempt to, lack of a greater time period they will attempt to make issues extra awkward, troublesome or to show some extent. It is a part of the psychology of the sport, you realize what I imply?” (H/T Submit Wrestling)
Paul Wight mentioned that WWE had pitched for him to be thrown right into a chair by Randy Orton in his remaining look, which he rejected.
Paul Wight on RAW Legends Evening
Paul Wight was additionally not completely satisfied at how WWE treats their legends and mentioned that on exhibits like RAW Legends Evening, the legends and Corridor of Famers get “run into the bottom”.
“To sit down there on the ramp after which, you realize, get known as a ‘has been’ whereas I sit there and watch a match, it is simply – you discuss a lot about legends and respect for legends and respect for Corridor of Famers however, like, anytime a Corridor of Famer is round they get run into the bottom.”
Wight mentioned the present led to him wanting a “restart” in his professional wrestling profession and rebrand himself within the enterprise.