Big E is in the midst of arguably his best run in WWE as the reigning Intercontinental Champion, but he has aspirations to make an impact beyond wrestling.
On Monday, February 22, Big E announced his new project "Our Heroes Rock" alongside Andreas Hale and Jonathan Davenport. The project is an animated series that will focus on Black History through Hip-Hop and Science Fiction.
Speaking on New Day: Feel The Power, Big E discussed his feeling of wanting to do more outside of wrestling.
"As much as I love wrestling and being part of WWE, there is something invigorating about creating something of your own, about an idea from your mind being out there into the world. I never saw myself as an artist or a creator when I was a kid. It never once crossed my mind as something I could do. I loved to read and write, but it felt like a pipe dream. As I get older and I have these opportunities, there is something fulfilling about making something and feeling like you're giving the world something of substance. It energizes you in a different way. We've been wrestling for a long time. As you get older, the things you want out of life or your perspective shifts. I'm in a position where I definitely want to keep wrestling, but there's a real part of me that wants to be more than just a wrestler. There's nothing wrong if you just want to wrestle if that's what you really love, but at this point in my life, I want to be more than what I currently am. That excites me. You should do the things that scare you and make you nervous. I tend to be afraid to fail. So, this project I'm working on kinda scares me. There's part of it that makes me nervous. That's a good thing," he said.
Big E has already made some headway outside of wrestling, most notably as the voice of Canon Wulf on the animated series "Lazor Wulf."
On television, Big E is currently sidelined with a "Brachial Plexus injury" as a result of Apollo Crews tossing steel steps onto him on Friday's WWE SmackDown.
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