Big E had a great 2021 and there’s no denying that. He shined as a singles competitor, won the 2021 Men’s Money In The Bank (MITB) and successfully cashed it in against Bobby Lashley to become the WWE Champion.

The former WWE Champion recently talked about his fitness regiment, how he managed to develop the strength he has today, as well as his background in powerlifting and amateur wrestling.

“I feel like squatting is just, squatting is the best athletic lift, I think,” he told WWE German-language commentator Sebastian Hackl during an interview. He continued, “I think it transfers pretty much anything you do in sports. You know, I played football, amateur wrestling, pretty much anything I’ve done, squatting is a great base.”

“Everything, everything. I’ve always taken a lot of pride in my squat and doing it the right, hitting parallel and you know, I’m proud of the fact that, you know, squatting 750 pounds, don’t ask me if I can do that right, because I cannot. Squatting 750 is something that I’m really proud of. Doing that raw, doing it in a drug-tested federation as well, so I’ll go squat.”


The former Intercontinental Champion also revealed his personal best when it comes to deadlift. “I did it at a meet like 799 and some change, they’re very specific about these things because everything’s in kilos. But 806 was my best deadlift in the gym,” he recalled.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription. What’s your take on this story? Sound off in the comments!

Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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