Since joining forces with Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston in 2014 as The New Day, Big E has enjoyed the most successful run of his career.
During their time together the trio became one of the most decorated tag teams in WWE history, 6as well as holding the record for the longest WWE Tag Team Championship reign, holding the belts for 483 days.
However, in the October 2020 draft Big E remained SmackDown while his New Day compatriots were drafted to RAW. This has seen Big E return to singles competition, where he would win the Intercontinental Championship.
Speaking in a new interview with the Hollywood Raw podcast Big E has opened up about the possibility of transitioning into Hollywood, following in the footsteps of The Rock and more recently John Cena. The man formerly known as Big E Langston, said that’s it’s easier said than done, but he wants to be open to whatever comes his way.
“It’s something I’m open to, but often times people are like, ‘Hey, you want to go to Hollywood like The Rock or John Cena?’ Yeah, I’ll just be the next Rock, no problem. It’s easier said than done. I started wrestling because I love the athletic side of it, but over the last couple of years I’ve really loved entertaining. If I can continue to find ways to do that and it feels right, I would love to (go to Hollywood). We’ll see. My whole thing is to just being open to whatever comes,”
The Intercontinental Champion then broke down how his character has developed over the course of his career, and how acting and putting more of a focus on being entertaining has helped that.
“WWE did hire an acting coach and I just finished a book by Howard Fine on acting. There’s an element of that, for sure. For me, what helped was just loosening up. I had this notion of being big and tough for so long that I didn’t let go. I was still inhibited, but with New Day, because we are so goofy and colorful, it allowed me to open up. Oftentimes I’ve said I’m my most comfortable when I’m in the ring. I feel like I can do anything. Oftentimes, we have to hide behind a character. If Ewan is obnoxious, then it feels personal, but when I’m Big E and he’s obnoxious, then it’s just a character. I love being able to hide behind a character that can do no wrong.”
Big E has been absent from WWE SmackDown in recent weeks after being laid out by a brutal assault from Apollo Crews.
However, the former WWE Tag Team Champion is set to return on the March 12th episode of the show, you can read a full preview ahead of the event here.