Kurt Angle responded to rumors about why Big Show left WWE for AEW on The Kurt Angle Show this week, as speculation spreads that Angle himself will be the big AEW signing that Big Show announced during his ‘botched’ promo.
Angle said, “Yes. I always thought that Paul [Wight] would be with the WWE for the rest of his life. I mean, they treat him really well. They did a lot for Big Show. You know, when he quit and went to be a boxer, you know, he lost a bunch of money, and Vince helped him out a little bit and got him back in the game.”
“There are a lot of things that occurred that, you know, Vince McMahon showed his loyalty to Big Show, and Big Show showed it back, no doubt about it.”
Angle added that Big Show’s Netflix show had been canceled. Chris Jericho’s segment had a brutal mistake on AEW Dynamite last night, so Big Show wasn’t alone.
“But, you know, when he did that show, The Big Show, I thought that was a WWE show. So, I’m not sure if it’s a Netflix show or WWE actually helped produce it. So I thought he was going to be with the company forever because I always thought that the Big Show Show was going to be a WWE product, but I guess I was wrong. It’s not.”
“So, you know, I think Big Show probably felt a little bit underappreciated in WWE the last couple of years. They’ve had him, you know, they humbled him quite a bit, having his job out here and there, you know, tuck his tails between his legs and walk away. So, I understand why he was frustrated, but I thought he would be with the company forever, with the WWE. But you know what, if he is happy, I’m happy.”
Credit to Sportskeeda for the transcription.