Unexpected isn't even the best way to describe the news that arrived last week when the man formerly known as Big Show was moving over to AEW. After twenty-two years in Connecticut it was time to make a move and it wasn't expected at all. Recently, it was clear that Big Show and WWE had not been in the same mindset when it came to contract negotiations as money and booking ended a two decade relationship. In my opinion, WWE has always struggled to see the value of veterans in the locker room and how they can help produce new stars if given the opportunity to have a real feud with unproven talent. Big Show in recent years helped establish Braun Strowman into the position that he ended up in, but I think Show could've done more recently to help Drew McIntyre, Lashley, Damien Preist, and other if given the opportunity.
To further proven the point I'm making look at how Dustin was booked in WWE and then compare that to when the chains came off in AEW. Honestly, Big Show is past his prime long past and shouldn't be a fixture on Dynamite. I know that if recent reports are anything to go on he will spend time in the booth for the new television show AEW: Dark Elevation. As far as competing in the ring it's obvious he will compete here in there but likely won't be a full time competitor in AEW.
Looking at the roster there is a number of stars on the AEW roster namely Brian Cage who could bring an interesting programming for us to watch. The spectacle of seeing Paul Wight and Brian Cage face off with each other to end Dynamite one week. Add both Lance Archer and Luchasurus to the list for the spectacle of seeing the face off over seeing the match. Most importantly seeing Show work with the youngster to see how he can help the next generation will be the best way to judge how successful this signing will be for Show and AEW.
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