A former WWE Champion a fellow current star has questioned whether Big E has what it takes to become one of the top stars in the company.
The Miz has openly given his opinion on E before, making it clear he believes he leans too far on the comedy side of things to be taken as a serious top guy.
Speaking with the Walkway to Fight Club, Miz addressed his and E’s recent conversations on Talking Smack, saying:
“My goal was to like, so from where I come from in WWE I know what the brass wants. I’ve been in the main events. I’ve been a WWE Champion. And in order to be that champion, I had to change. Change my outlook on everything. There’s a thing like being goofy and entertaining and fun. That doesn’t always put butts in seats. It allows people to look at you and go, ‘Oh, this guy’s fun, I can’t wait to see him.’ But you’re not the poster child. You’re not the main event caliber. You’re not going for the Universal Championship. And that’s what it takes.
“Big E has all the tools that is needed to be a main eventer or a Universal Champion. However, the way I look at him is he’s very goofy, and he’s very entertaining. And I don’t think that’s what is necessary. Now, if you watch Talking Smack episode one, Talking Smack episode two, you see Big E change from the ‘funny haha entertaining Big E’ to a ‘serious matter of fact, and this is how it’s done Big E’. You watch both episodes, you look at him and you go, ‘This is a main event caliber [talent].’ This is a person that people will pay money for to see as their Universal Champion. And all it took was, you know, a question, a debate.
“Honestly, I wish more people could have conversations like this. Open conversations like Big E and myself, we have these conversations. We talk about these things and put it on Talking Smack. That’s what Talking Smack is all about. Getting you behind the scenes, hearing what people talk about in the locker room, what kind of discussions are happening. These are the discussions that we have. We are open and we are honest about them. And if I’m wrong, tell me I’m wrong and tell me why I’m wrong. And if you’re wrong, I’m gonna say this and this is my opinion, and we’re gonna listen to each other and observe and learn. And I think that’s what more people need to do.”
Big E is one of four participants in a four-way match on tomorrow’s episode of SmackDown to determine who will challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Title at Clash of Champions. The other three are King Corbin, Matt Riddle and Sheamus.
Do you agree with Miz and others that Big E sometimes needs to cutback on the comedy and be more serious? Let us know in the comments.
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