Big E Drops WWE Retirement Bombshell

At the age of 35, many pro-wrestlers decide to call it a day, while some can carry on with their careers even in their 60s. WWE Champion Big E, who is at the top of the roster on WWE RAW, had planned his retirement at 35, his current age. CM Punk recently made an interesting claim about his wife,AJ Lee and also Big E.



Big E reveals having few years left

While speaking with Gary Stonehouse of The Sun,. Big E said that he had planned to hang up his boots at the age of 35. He had made his in-ring debut in 2009 and though he’s at the height of his career at the moment, he thought he would be done wrestling when he hit 35:

“I’ve got a few more years left in me. I don’t really know when that time will be… but when you’re 23, 35 feels like it’s ages from now and that you’ll be an old man and beat up. So 35 felt like at the time a good time to get out and I don’t want to overstay my welcome. I was talking to one of our refs, Rod Zapata, and I’ve known him since I got to FCW – so I’ve known him for 12 years. We’ve talked about how I’d spoken about getting out at 35 but I think, in many ways, a lot of wrestlers’ primes are like 35, 40.”

He noted stars like former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley now having his best run in his mid-40s. While stars like Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Kofi Kingston, Bobby Roode, Dolph Ziggler are in their 40s performing at such a high level. He said:

They look great and are ageing well. So, I don’t know if I’m going to wrestle into my forties as I always told myself that I would make sure I was out before then, but my body feels great. In the ring, I feel leaner and my cardio is getting better. There’s so much about where I’m at physically that I’m really appreciating. So, if my body holds up, I’m feeling good and it makes sense, then we’ll keep going for a few more years.”

Big E is set to defend his WWE Championship against Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley, and Seth Rollins in a fatal four-way bout at WWE Day 1. On this week’s edition of Monday Night RAW, E teamed up with Lashley to defeat Owens and Rollins.

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
A dedicated pro wrestling follower for more than a decade

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