Big E Explains How Spending His Childhood In The Church Influenced His WWE Promo Style
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Privately, Big E may not be a talkative person, but there is no doubt the WWE star is capable of attracting fans with his speaking skills.
Big E preached as such to Corey Graves on this week’s After The Bell when Graves made note that back in Dusty Rhodes’ promo school in developmental, Big E always stood out when taking the tone of a church preacher. Big E and Graves talk about the former Langston’s time spent with his father in the church who happened to be a preacher.
“I grew up the church, I did some preaching too when I was a kid, when I was a teenager,” Big E said. “I don’t think there’s another human I’ve met in my adulthood that has been in church as much as I have. We used to go to church on Sunday, I tell you from what – it was like 9 AM to 1 PM and then we would take a break, sometimes we would go back home but then we would come back, we’d have another service in the evening for another two-and-a-half hours, so that’s six and a half hours on Sunday. We’d do another two, two and a half hours on Wednesday, we’d do another two to two and a half hours on Friday and if it was Revival season, we would be in church, we’d be outside under a tent every single day for a couple hours for about a week or so.”
“I spent a lot time in church,” he continued. “So that delivery and I always find, to me, preachers I think are some of the greatest orators there are – the best ones. So just that style of delivery was always ingrained in me and I’m not a naturally talkative person. I’ve grown to be with our job but I’ve always considered myself an introvert. I live alone for a reason, I like being alone, I spend a lot of time alone and I’m not a very talkative person and so it was the one style of oration that was in my head was preaching.”
(Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone)
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