It seems like Paul Wight’s Captain Insano character could also be debuting at tonight’s Grand Slam version of AEW Dynamite.
Captain Insano is the professional wrestler portrayed by Wight in Adam Sandler’s “Waterboy” film from 1998.
AEW President Tony Khan took to Twitter final night time and tweeted a GIF of Sandler’s character commenting on Captain Insano from the movie. You possibly can see Khan’s tweet under.
Khan and Wight have talked about bringing Captain Insano to AEW for some time now. The corporate filed to trademark the title “Captain Insano” again in March 2021, however primarily for online game use.
Wight revealed in a March 2021 interview that somebody linked him to the Captain Insano trademark submitting, and expressed curiosity in bringing the character to AEW, joking that he’ll rip off WWE Corridor of Famer Hulk Hogan any likelihood he can. Wight then joined Miro for a Twitch stream in April 2021 and stated Captain Insano “may be coming round once more” as Khan was making an attempt to safe the rights to the character, noting that Khan is nice associates with one of many writers/creators of Waterboy.
“Tony is making an attempt actual exhausting to try to get the rights to that and do one thing with it. I advised Tony, ‘Should you get Captain Insano, I’ll rock the ever-loving tits off of it.’ I’ll get the crimson boots and the whole lot, ‘Captain Insano exhibits no mercy!’ ! It’d be a enjoyable gig to interrupt out Captain Insano each from time to time,” Wight advised Miro.
Wight then famous in a March 2022 interview that he hoped to debut the Captain Insano character in AEW “within the subsequent couple of months” as Khan had lastly secured the rights to the character.
“Tony Khan and I’ve some fairly enjoyable stuff developing sooner or later that he and I put collectively. We’ve truly secured the rights to Captain Insano, so we’re going to get away Captain Insano, [he] shall be popping out within the subsequent couple of months. In order that’s why I’ve sort of toned down a little bit bit on the in-ring performing as effectively,” Wight famous in March of this yr.
Lastly, Wight mentioned Captain Insano this previous July and stated, “He’ll [Captain Insano] be again. The man who wrote The Waterboy has accredited. Tony Khan and I’ve secured the rights to Captain Insano. There’s already an outfit made, the entire 9 yards. We’re doing a number of prep work, and this shall be my final hoorah so to talk. Let’s be sincere – I don’t suppose this character goes to be a killer going on the market making an attempt to beat Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship. At this level, I believe this character is simply to have enjoyable. We’ll see the way it goes, however for me proper now, that is simply an opportunity to have enjoyable with this character and be a vibrant spot on the present. We’ll see how I’m feeling, and we’ll see how all people takes off with it.”
You possibly can see Khan’s full tweet under:
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 21, 2022
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