Paul Wight Says Captain Insano Will Return In AEW

Captain Insano, coming to an AEW ring near you

Paul Wight has announced that he will return to in-ring action in AEW, but not as himself, nor The Giant or Big Show, but as cult hero Captain Insano.

After first hinting that the character will be returning earlier this year, Wight said the following to Wrestling Inc. Daily:

“He’ll [Captain Insano] be back,” Wight confirmed. “The guy who wrote The Waterboy has approved. Tony Khan and I have secured the rights to Captain Insano. There’s already an outfit made, the whole nine yards. We’re doing a lot of prep work, and this will be my last hoorah so to speak.”

This won’t be a dominant run for the Captain though:

“Let’s be honest – I don’t think this character is going to be a killer going out there trying to beat Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship,” Wight said. “At this point, I think this character is just to have fun. We’ll see how it goes, but for me right now, this is just a chance to have fun with this character and be a bright spot on the show. We’ll see how I’m feeling, and we’ll see how everybody takes off with it.”

Since joining AEW in early 2021, Wight has wrestled four times, with his last bout occurring on AEW Dark: Elevation in March 2022. His brief role as Captain Insano in Adam Sandler’s 1998 comedy The Waterboy is a cult favourite amongst wrestling fans.

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