Paul Wight Confirms He Was Once Able To Do A Moonsault

It’s hard to imagine a 7 foot giant doing a moonsault.

Paul Wight, formerly known as The Big Show, is no stranger to top rope maneuvers. He has hit missile dropkicks, elbow drops and more from the top rope. However, he was never more agile then when prior to signing with WCW when he could do a solid backflip.

Speaking to Shakiel Mahjouri for ET Canada, Paul Wight recalled the day he broke out a moonsault in Japan.

“Totally true, It’s probably gone by now. That was done probably with VHS tape it was so long ago that hung around the training room… I had athleticism that was crazy for someone of my size in the game. I could do kip-ups, I could do dropkicks, dropkicks off the top. I could do a moonsault. Believe it or not, the way the industry was then — because it was still transitioning — nobody really knew what to do with me because I was unlike anything anyone had seen before.”

“There were rumors of me doing it in Japan, It wasn’t in a match. It was screwing around the afternoon. Then I was told immediately not to do it ever again if I wanted to continue working world. I was thinking, ‘Japan is a great place to break it out. Here we go.’ It was shut down immediately by those that had the creative control.”

Paul Wight speaking to ET Canada

Do you want to see the footage of Paul Wight doing a moonsault? That would be a hell of a feat if Wight is telling the truth. Let us know how you feel about this news in the comment section and on our social media pages!

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