Former Intercontinental Champion Big E is undoubtedly one of the best Superstars in the company right now. He has proved himself to be a commendable worker and is destined for great things.

Big E has a wide assortment of moves at his disposal, including the likes of his apron spear and uranage. However, it seems Big E has essentially stolen moves from other pro wrestlers.

While speaking on the New Day: Feel The Power podcast, Big E talked about his current moveset in WWE, revealing that he stole the uranage from Samoa Joe. However, Samoa Joe didn’t seem to mind as he never told Big E anything otherwise.

“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.”

Samoa Joe was released from the company on April 15th as part of the budget cuts and Big E is currently a mainstay on Friday Night Smackdown. We will have to see if WWE has anything big planned for Big E anytime soon.

h/t to Fightfu for the quotes.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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