As previously reported, Paul Wight made his official AEW debut during this past Wednesday night’s AEW Dynamite: The Crossroads special and noted that a huge “Hall of Fame worthy talent” signing will take place at this coming Sunday’s Revolution PPV Event. Wight then said that “it’s not who you think” and didn’t provide additional details other than that as to who this person might be.
AEW President and CEO Tony Khan then appeared as a guest on AEW’s Unrestricted podcast and noted that what Paul Wight said is absolutely true and that a major star in the world of wrestling, a huge, huge star is going to come and sign a multi-year contract with AEW on Sunday at the PPV.
Because of what Paul Wight said on his All Elite Wrestling debut last Wednesday when he mentioned the words “Evolution” and “Hall of Fame-worthy talent” in the same sentence, a fan asked WWE veteran Dave Batista if he is the major AEW signing at Sunday’s Revolution PPV.
Batista retired from pro wrestling after losing to Triple H at WrestleMania 35 back in 2019. The very next day Batista announced his pro wrestling retirement and has focused on his acting career since.
Despite Batista announcing his retirement from professional wrestling, the fan was insistent about he being the major talent appearing at Revolution. The fan wrote, “Wait… @PaulWight said “Evolution” instead of Revolution was that on purpose? He says “hall of fame worthy” too. So gotta ask @DaveBautista just curious where you will be this Sunday?”
Batista then responded with, “They’re going to have to come up with another word that’s used specifically for professional wrestlers who actually mean it when they say they’re retired. Currently the word “retired” has zero credibility by professional wrestling standards.”
You can check out Batista’s tweet below:
They’re going to have to come up with another word thats used specifically for professional wrestlers who actually mean it when they say they’re retired. Currently the word “retired” has zero credibility by professional wrestling standards. ?? https://t.co/tFYG2UQGRx— The Artist Formerly Known as Super Duper Dave (@DaveBautista) March 4, 2021