Big E is setting off on his own as a singles star in WWE. He wants to set himself apart and not fall into the same trend of so many big men before him.
While speaking to After The Bell, Big E said that he doesn’t want to be like Brock Lesnar or Mark Henry. They are incredible entertainers, but he’s not a six-foot tall man. Big E has different skills that he wants to set him apart because he is uncertain how much traction he would have as just another big man in WWE.
“I think what I realized pretty quickly was ‘okay, I’m a bigger guy. I’m going to be billed as a powerhouse.’ But I always thought where do I be different? You have Brock, we had Mark Henry…I’m not even six feet tall. And I’m thinking about all these guys that that I’m kind of going to be compared against. All the guys that occupy a similar lane.”
“So I kept thinking ‘man if I’m just another serious big guy? I don’t know how much traction I’m ever going to get in this company. So for me it was a matter of trying to figure out like…I can’t work like Apollo Crews, I can’t do what Apollo does. I can’t do that stuff, and I’m not as big as a lot of the other guys. So I tried to figure out what makes me different. What allows me to stand apart.”
As the weeks continue fans will likely see what WWE has in store for Big E. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods already have a Survivor Series match, but Big E is on his own as part of the blue brand. Odds are Big E’s passionate fan base and his unique set of skills will continue to help him present a unique character in the company.