Ettore Ewen, a.k.a Big E is one of the most popular names that have indeed made the activities of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) appealing. Just as his lone SmackDown performances are almost always not uninteresting, his fights alongside other members of The New Day team (Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston) haven’t failed to be tremendous delights that fascinate his spectators. Big E’s Big Ending and Running Splash finishing moves are always anticipated.
It is known among WWE fans and beyond the wrestling community that Big E is a fine wrestler. But then, it isn’t known to many that he is a former American footballer neither is it a common knowledge that the man was once a powerlifter. In view of this, we bring you the things one ought to know about the WWE wrestler.
Age, Early Life, and Background Details
It was on the first day of March 1986 that this professional wrestler was welcomed to the world by Eltore and Margaret Ewen, his parents who are said to be immigrants of Afro-Caribbean heritage.
Big E’s place of birth was in the United States of America, precisely, in Tampa, Florida. It was here that he received his high school education. As a student of Wharton High School, Ettore distinguished himself in athletic activities which saw him bag a handful of prestigious accolades. Among other things, he was fantastic in wrestling and in football; it was only natural he got crowned Hillsborough County’s Ironman.
When he was done with Wharton High, he moved on to the University of Iowa where he focused more on football. Big E played as a defensive lineman with the institution’s team (Iowa Hawkeyes) until he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Thereafter, he somehow got convinced he’d fare well as a powerlifter, this marked the beginning of his powerlifting career.
Ettore Ewen’s Career Accomplishment
Ettore Ewen’s powerlifting endeavors paid off in 2010 when he got to compete at the year’s U.S. Open Championships which saw him improve on national records; setting new ones in the state of Florida. The following year, Big E triumphed at the USAPL Raw Nationals. He won the competition breaking more records.
Before his attainments in powerlifting, Ettore inked a contract with WWE. This was in 2009 and it saw him participate in the activities of Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW); he wrestled as Big E Langston defeating notable wrestlers like Antonio Cesaro. When FCW became NXT, he went on a winning streak and kept the fans thrilled feuding with The Shield. He made much of a show and it was only normal for him to move on to the main roster. Big E debuted as a villain who picked on John Cena; partnering with AJ Lee, he facilitated quite an interesting drama involving Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn.
So far, his biggest accomplishment in the profession is with The New Day stable. The partnership with Kingston and Wood which commenced sometime in July 2014 saw the trio reign as the longest WWE Raw tag team champions. This spanned through 2015 to 2017. They eventually lost the championship to Cesaro and Sheamus and moved on to the SmackDown brand where they’ve made defeating The Usos a priority.
Net Worth – How Rich Is He?
Although several figures have bee quoted as the total value of the man’s wealth, none of them can be authenticated. The worth of his wealth is best known to him. Nonetheless, his income doesn’t come from wrestling alone. Ettore Ewen is equally an actor and has appeared on a handful of television works.
Height and Body Measurements
Wrestling demands one to have a strong physical structure complemented by a good height and weight. Big E, as the name suggests, is one of the most imposing and intimidating wrestlers. While it is believed that his chest, waist, and biceps respectively measures 50, 36, and 22 inches; his height is billed at 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) and his weight 129 kg (285 lb)
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Ettore Ewen Married?
If there is anything unknown about this WWE star, it’s his love life. While it has been widely assumed that he’s never been married; Big E, to the best of our knowledge, isn’t dating anyone and has never been romantically attached to any partner apart from when it was claimed that he admires Kaitlyn (Celeste Beryl Bonin) secretly. This was sometime between 2012 and 2013.