Interesting New WWE Role For Big E

Interesting New WWE Role For Big E WWE

Details have emerged on an interesting new WWE role Big E will take up, while his broken neck heals.

WWE has announced a multi-day tryout for the week of SummerSlam, with over 50 current and recently graduated college athletes invited to Nashville for the three day event that begins on Wednesday, July 27.

As reported by ESPN and confirmed by WWE, Big E will join the WWE talent and recruitment team for the tryout, working alongside the likes of Triple H to evaluate prospective WWE stars.

While discussing the tryout, Big E, a former college football athlete with Iowa, told ESPN that he wished there was more of a direction for college athletes after graduation:

“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. 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.”

A number of talents have previously transitioned into Performance Center roles in the past, including Samoa Joe, who didn’t return to the ring for WWE after his NXT Title win at NXT TakeOver 36 in August 2021. Joe was ultimately released by WWE in January 2022.

Big E suffered a broken neck on the March 11 edition of WWE SmackDown during a tag team match with Kofi Kingston against Ridge Holland & Sheamus.

The star has recently shared some promising updates on his condition, sharing videos of himself tossing his neck brace in the trash, and moving his neck around without the brace.

He also confirmed that surgery is now off the table in a recent update.

For a list of all currently injured WWE stars, and their expected return dates, click here.

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2 years ago by Sanchez Taylor


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