Big E Discusses WWE Pitch Like Former Superstar He “Ain’t Trying”

Big E posing on the ropes with the WWE Championship.
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Big E has opened up on how he rejected a pitch WWE made to him, where he was set to imitate the ‘pec dance’ which Chris Masters used to do on the way to the ring.

“The Masterpiece” Chris Masters first joined WWE on 2005, and soon initiated the ‘Masterlock Challenge’, using his variant of a full nelson to defeat opponents. The only wrestler in history to win the challenge was Bobby Lashley, who has recently used the move as a finisher himself.

Masters would end up leaving WWE in 2007, before returning once again in 2009. At this point he transitioned from a villain to a babyface, and started using a ‘pec dance’ as part of his entrance, even performing it to Ozzy Osborne’s ‘Crazy Train’ as part of ‘Raw’s Got Talent’ when Ozzy and his wife Sharon were guest hosts on the show.

Speaking on the Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM show, Big E talked about how it was pitched that he could incorporate the dance in to his routine, but even with everything he had done it was a step too far, and he wasn’t willing to try it.

Nothing too crazy. Years ago, they asked me if I could do a pec dance. A dude called Chris Masters used to pop his pecs rhythmically, and I do a lot of silly nonsense, but I was like, ‘I ain’t trying to do all that.

Big E finally became WWE Champion when he was able to topple Bobby Lashley, and has since held the title belt despite being a fighting champion. His next challenger is set to be Seth Rollins, who won a ladder match on Monday Night Raw to earn the opportunity. The match also included Kevin Owens, Rey Mysterio, and Finn Balor

With thanks to Sportskeeda Wrestling for the transcription.

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