Big E will work alongside his former NXT boss to evaluate potential WWE talent at an upcoming try-out.
Big E suffered a neck injury earlier this year during a tag match on SmackDown. It was recently reported that doctors informed the former WWE Champion that he would make a complete recovery.
During his recovery, Big E stated that he’s been using a bone stimulator machine and has gotten stem-cell treatment. He also revealed that he’d be working with former NXT producer Triple H to help out future WWE stars.
In an interview with ESPN, Big E discussed working with WWE later this month at a talent try-out for current and recently graduated college athletes.
The try-out will occur during SummerSlam weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, and will feature more than 50 athletes from sports such as basketball, track and field, gymnastics, and many more.
Big E, who played college football at Iowa, was thrilled at the idea of college graduates getting the chance to try-out during such an important weekend for WWE.
“I wish there was an exit program for college athletes, because you spend so much of your time on campus studying for your sport or participating for your sport or practicing for your sport,” Big E said. “You devote so much of your life to it, and then when it’s gone, it is such a distinct drop-off. It’s so hard to prepare for that. That was something that was really hard for me mentally too.”
Big E suffered his neck injury after Ridge Holland delivered a Belly-To-Belly Suplex outside the ring. The New Day member stated that he holds no ill-will toward Holland and has even revealed that Holland reached out to him during his recovery and sent him a big package of red meat. Now, all that’s left is for the former WWE Champion to make his triumphant return to in-ring competition.