Big E believes in two top SmackDown talents.
Having been in WWE since 2009, Big E is a veteran in the locker room, and in the midst of the best singles run of his career, Big E is looking out for other talent he sees as deserving big things in the company.
Speaking on the Getting Over podcast, Big E discussed his role in the WWE locker room and named two superstars who are just waiting for their opportunity.
"There are guys that I think are extremely talented. Apollo was like that for a long time where he was very good in the ring and the perception was, 'he's very good, but this is his ceiling.' For a guy like him, he knows he has more to offer. I look at a guy like Chad Gable as well," commented Big E. "We haven't seen him scratch the surface. I've been in the ring with him and I have been wildly impressed. He's an Olympian, man. That's a wild pedigree. I wrestled in high school and was a state champion, but I'm an ant next to an elephant. There are so many degrees of separation. The way he carries himself, he's a hard worker and a humble dude. He's a guy people have been clamoring for for a long time to see more of. There are guys like that. Our industry is not an easy business to ascend to the top."
Big E continued by saying, "There are a lot of very talented guys who spend a lot of time in catering or don't get those opportunities that others do. For me, it's hard to say that I'm a leader or a mentor. I don't want to put myself in that position, but I do understand, whether I want to be or not, I have been (in WWE) for quite some time and I do hope I have the respect of my peers. I will go up to guys sometimes and say....I have learned the value of telling people, 'Hey, you're really good at what you do and I'm a fan. Keep doing you.' Too often in my own head I thought, 'No one really cares, I'm not established enough, let me keep it to myself.' Maybe sometimes it falls on deaf ears, but I have no problem, men or women (giving encouragement or advice). I look at Liv (Morgan) too. People have been clamoring for her to do more and to ascend. The time she puts in on her off days to continue to get better. For me, I want to see everyone get the opportunities I got to live out their dreams and do something cool. That feeling is incredible and I hope we get more of that talent who is underutilized to bust through that glass ceiling."
Gable is currently teaming with Otis and feuding with Cesaro while Liv Morgan just competed in the women's Money in the Bank ladder match.
Big E won the men's Money in the Bank ladder match at WWE Money in the Bank. He is set to face Apollo Crews on the July 23 episode of WWE SmackDown.
Elsewhere during the interview, Big E named his top five big meaty men slapping meat. You can view his list by clicking here.
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