I'm sure a lot of folks decided to check out this week's episode of Elevation after hearing about the Outrunner's breakthrough performance (myself included). One of the things that I was surprised with was Paul Wight on commentary. In particular, his intro reminded me of an enthusiastic Gorilla Monsoon welcoming you to a PPV. Given Wight had a cup of coffee with good promos during the Showster phase of his career, could he transition into being a high-level play-by-play guy by simply channeling Monsoon and moving up the ladder to regularly hosting main shows? As someone who listens to him more frequently than me, do you see (or hear) something there?
He’s much better than he was to start, and he’s got a really fun conversational approach. They’ve tried him on lead before and it wasn’t great, but the more he works with guys like Ian Riccaboni the better he’ll get.