WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley made a gaffe last night after congratulating fellow wrestling legend Paul Wight, better known as Big Show, on his move to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Tweeting to his 1.9 million followers, Foley wished Wight all the best in his move to the promotion which had been confirmed earlier.

It was an announcement which has left the wrestling world in a state of shock after Big Show's 22-year-long stay with WWE, a rival company to AEW.

However, Foley made a slight error in his tweet which caused mass hysteria among the wrestling community.

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Instead of tagging AEW, the wrestling legend tagged Cowdenbeath SNP MSP Annabelle Ewing.

At 8.24pm, Foley wrote: "Wishing the very best to my friend @PaulWight on his signing with @aewing4Cbeath.

"I’m guessing the big fella thought he had done all there was to do in @WWE - and that he still had some gas left in the tank."

After Twitter users highlighted the mistake to the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 inductee, Foley followed it up by apologising to Ewing for the "unwanted attention" he felt the tweet may have caused her.

At 8.50pm, he said: "My apologies @aewing4Cbeath for any unwanted attention my last tweet brought you.

"That was my auto correct being far from correct."

The error came about as Ewing's Twitter handle is: @aewing4Cbeath, while the handle for All Elite Wrestling is, simply: @AEW.

Ewing has since been followed on the social media site by scores of wrestling fans.

She has seen the funny side and thanked Foley for welcoming new people to the campaign for Scottish independence.

Online, Scots had all kinds of fun with the mistake - like this post showing Ewing defeating Douglas Ross for the Scottish independence Championship belt.

AEW confirmed the signing of Paul Wight earlier today.

Wight has signed a long-term deal with the company.

AEW revealed that Wight will have an extensive role within the promotion, and on top of his return to the ring, he will serve as a commentator on AEW’s newest show, AEW Dark: Elevation.