During a recent appearance on the “Busted Open Radio” podcast, former WWE World Champion Big E commented on helping WWE scout talent while he continues to recover from a neck injury.
Additionally, the New Day member opined on enjoying his time sitting back and being a fan again.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On enjoying his time sitting back and being a fan again: “Honestly, I’ve been able to kind of just sit back and put on my fan hat. When you’re on this hamster wheel, it’s hard not to always think about your spot and how you fit in and how to get to that next level and think about yourself. But being on the shelf a bit has kind of allowed me to just sit back and watch the product as a fan.”
On helping WWE by scouting talent: “You feel like the old guy in the locker room, but it’s been nice … The cool thing too is while I was out with injury, I’ve been helping with some of the scouting stuff, with the NIL stuff, doing tryouts. To me, if you really love the business, you want to make sure that it’s in good hands 10 years from now, 20 years from now.”
On seeing the talent of RAW and SmackDown getting respect: “That’s what I like now, is I can sit back and look at the amount of talent across the board.”
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Former WWE World Champion Big E recently appeared on the “Busted Open Radio” podcast and discussed his role in helping WWE scout talent while he recovers from a neck injury. He also expressed his enjoyment of being a fan again.
Big E mentioned that being on the sidelines has allowed him to put on his fan hat and enjoy the product without constantly thinking about his own spot in the company. He acknowledged that being on the hamster wheel of WWE can make it difficult to detach from the competitive mindset and simply appreciate the show as a fan. However, his time away from the ring has given him the opportunity to do just that.
In addition to being a fan, Big E has been actively involved in scouting new talent for WWE. He mentioned that while he was out with his injury, he has been helping with scouting and tryouts, particularly with the NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) program. He believes that if you truly love the business, you should contribute to ensuring its future success by nurturing and developing new talent. Big E’s involvement in scouting reflects his passion for wrestling and his desire to see the industry thrive for years to come.
Big E also expressed his appreciation for the current talent roster on both RAW and SmackDown. He mentioned that he enjoys being able to sit back and witness the abundance of talent across the board. As a former champion himself, he understands the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed in WWE, and he is glad to see the current crop of talent receiving the respect they deserve.
In conclusion, Big E’s time away from the ring due to injury has allowed him to embrace his role as a fan and appreciate the product from a different perspective. He has also taken on the responsibility of scouting new talent for WWE, ensuring that the industry remains strong in the future. With his passion for wrestling and his desire to see talent thrive, Big E continues to make a positive impact on the industry even while recovering from his injury.