Big E ‘Stole’ From Fired WWE Star?

WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E has been on the receiving end of a huge push as a singles star, ever since he was separated from the New Day during last year’s edition of the WWE Draft. He also made a name for himself as part of the New Day stable as well. Big E lost the WWE Intercontinental Championship on Night Two of WrestleMania 37, as he lost to Apollo Crews in a Nigerian Drum Fight. He also was unable to win the title in a fatal four-way match on a recent episode of Friday Night Smackdown. Big E was also removed from Friday Night Smackdown. 



Big E recently spoke on the latest episode of New Day: Feel The Power podcast, where he talked about stealing moves from other professional wrestlers.

“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.”

h/t to Fightful for the transcription.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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