WWE Champion Big E is in a good spot towards the end of 2021. He notices the growth of fandom and passion of the wrestling universe. He also wishes to see WWE raise its bar to meet recent challenges from the industry rivals.

Big E is aware of what AEW is offering on its weekly TV shows and its pay-per-views. He is super impressed by the passion and craze of AEW fans overall. While speaking to The Illuminerdi, Big E shared that he believes in a healthy competition and suggests WWE should use this opportunity to meet the challenges.

“I know, from a fan perspective, a lot of people would prefer that I come in here and trash talk everyone in AEW and stir the pot. But that’s not my style.”

Rather than trash-talking a rival, Big E believes in exploring the positive side. He think the competition forces them to raise their game. He believes in mutual admiration, learning and replying back in an optimistic fashion.


The rise of AEW has provided an attractive hub for wrestlers who leave WWE. Their shows are packed with rabid fans losing their minds and screaming on the top of their lungs. The WWE Champion said,

“It should make us want to say, ‘Yo! We want to be dominating them. We want to step our game up. We want to put on the better show.’”

Big E is also excited about the growing diversity of talents across pro wrestling. He now sees more black wrestlers today than he did when he was just breaking into the business. He also wants to know that opportunities for black wrestlers are earned and deserved, not simply given.

“I especially, and I think the vast majority of us, we don’t want a quota system. We don’t want a system where, ‘Oh, we need more diversity. So let’s just put some random black talent or person of color in this position just because we need more diversity.’ No. When you saw Sasha and Bianca main event on night 1 of WrestleMania, to me, it was a no-brainer. It wasn’t a gift that they were given. No. They were incredible characters, incredible personalities, incredible in the ring. They put on a classic. They deserved to be there. They killed it. They owned that moment. I also hope that our roster just reflects the world that we live in. And whether it’s black talent, LGBTQ talent, Hispanic talent, Japanese talent, I think we should continue to reflect the society and the world that we live in.”

Big E is hopeful that WWE and the rest of pro wrestling will continue to move forward. He wants to see opportunities for wrestlers from all backgrounds. The optimistic vision of Big E is truly inspiring, not just to wrestlers but also to people from any background who want to follow their dreams and passion.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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