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Chris Jericho Suggests Sting and Paul Wight Were Disrespected By WWE

March 4, 2021 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Digital Spy, Chris Jericho spoke about AEW signing Sting and Paul Wight, suggesting the two had been disrespected by WWE when they worked there. Here are highlights:

On AEW signing Sting and Paul Wight: “These are guys that were kind of almost insulted in their WWE runs. [Sting and Wight were] definitely not treated with too much respect over the last few years.”

On how AEW treats legends differently: “We treat our legends with respect, we don’t make jokes out of them and WWE is notorious for that, whether it’s Sting, Paul Wight, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, Jake Roberts, Dustin Rhodes, throw in Chris Jericho. We know how to treat our legendary performers with respect and make them all look great and make them all worthy of being in AEW because if they aren’t worthy of being in AEW why would they be there? Everybody’s that’s under contract in AEW is there and designed to be as much of a star as they possibly can be.”

On the shock of Wight leaving WWE: “He was considered to be a WWE tentpole, one of the foundations of the company but they weren’t really using him. But I know the value of [Wight], he’s got one thing you can’t teach, experience and who he is as a character, understanding comedy, drama and when to be violent. I also know that he’s a great mentor for some of our bigger guys that we have, Lance Archer and Luchasaurus, those types of guys and most importantly I know how dangerous a motivated Big Show can be.”

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