John Cena has a lot of pull in WWE even if he’s not a full-time performer. His influence in the company has always been pretty powerful. Paul Wight shocked the pro wrestling world when he officially announced that he will be working in AEW a few months ago. He also really wants a match against Sting in AEW. It seems John Cena doubted Paul Wight’s ability to sell merchandise.
Since his arrival in AEW, Wight has been working as part of the AEW commentary team and is certainly having a great time there.
Before AEW, Paul Wight worked in WWE for over two decades as The Big Show and worked with several WWE Superstars during his time there, including John Cena.
While speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Paul Wight claimed that John Cena repeatedly told him that Wight couldn’t sell merchandise as nobody would want to buy any.
“Don’t put it on my shirt cause even John Cena said I can’t sell merch so there you go. He used to tease me all the time, Cena used to say if my merch was money, nobody would buy it. I said ‘because I’m too busy making you look good.’ Bad guys sell tickets and good guys sell t-shirts, so there you go.”
Paul Wight is scheduled to make his in-ring debut soon at All Out against QT Marshall. We will have to wait and see how his in-ring debut will turn out to be.
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