Big E may finish opponents off with the Big Ending, but the former Intercontinental Champion has plenty of signature moves in his arsenal.
On the latest New Day: Feel The Power podcast, the trio discussed some of their signature moves and how they came about.
Big E often performs an apron spear during his matches, launching himself through the ropes, spearing his opponent down to the floor. Big E said about the move, "The apron spear came from Fit Finlay. I always hated when people would hit the post on the spear in the corner. When do people ever hit that? I thought, 'I'll be the guy who actually does hit a running shoulder attack in the corner. Fit is like, 'Why don't you just do that while your opponent is on the apron?' I was like, 'What?' At the time, I didn't have much stuff in my offense, so I figured I'd give it a shot. All you people complaining about me almost killing myself, blame Fit Finlay."
Big E went on to discuss the apron splash, which he talked about on a previous episode, saying he'd be happy if the whole match took place on the apron. You can find his previous comments by clicking here.
Finally, Big E talked about the uranage, which he admittedly stole from Samoa Joe.
"The uranage, I just stole from Samoa Joe. Straight up. I felt bad once he got signed and he was using it. I was like, 'Out of respect, maybe I should stop using it,' but he never gave me any flack. Joe was always cool about it. Once, I tweeted him 'Sorry, Uce' and that was my way of saying, 'Sorry, but I'm still gonna keep using it.' It's a great move. Joe is a stand-up dude, I feel like he would've said something. Joey Mercury is the one who suggested I use it. Sue him, not me. I'm not saying I never thought Joe would get to WWE, but the thought then was...you could just take moves from guys on the Indies. Right now, if you have a real name on the Indies and you want to get to WWE, you'll probably get to WWE. In 2009, it was a mark against you to have a name on the Indies or have success elsewhere. He was a guy where, I wasn't worried about him coming to WWE and me having to stop doing the move. It was a different time. There's this gray area about wanting to take a guy's moves. You definitely don't do it if a guy is already in the company if it's a finisher or signature move. It felt like a free-for-all with guys on the Indies where you just take what you wanted," he said.
Joe was signed by WWE in 2015. Sadly, fans never got to see a one-on-one match between Joe and Big E during Joe's time in the company.
Elsewhere on the podcast, Kofi Kingston discussed his signature SOS. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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