Formal two times WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E recently compared two WWE intercontinental championship reigns and he tried to find out which title reign was more impactful for his career.
E was very famous in the NXT and Florida Championship Wrestling before joining the main roster of the WWE. He defeated the inaugural NXT Champion Seth Rollins to become the 2nd ever NXT Champion. He made his main roster debut in 2012 and he was a heel at the first half of his career.
Big E Compares His Two Intercontinental Championship Reigns
At first, he was known as Big E Langston, later, his name was shortened. He won his first Intercontinental Championships in 2013 after he defeated Curtis Axel in an episode of Monday Night RAW. It was also his first major title win on the main roster of WWE.
His second reign as the WWE Intercontinental Champion came away after seven years after he was split from the New Day. He defeated Sami Zayn in a lumberjack match to grab his second Intercontinental Championship. He then dropped the title to Apollo Crews at WrestleMania 37.
Big E featured as a recent guest on Ryan Satin’s Out Of Character podcast where he compared two WWE intercontinental championship reigns. He said;
“Much more, definitely much more, even though this one wasn’t in front of fans. I think the first one, and this is not by any means an indictment of anyone that I wrestled at the time, I think I just wasn’t really ready if I’m being honest.
“Just as a performer, I wasn’t nearly as comfortable as I am now…..one of the things I remember from that first run is how over Wade was. Wade was super over, and I was pretty tepid as a babyface.
“I was a big guy as a babyface but I didn’t have much of a character. I remember, I wanna say it was Chicago, but he was really over. I was not. And as a babyface when you go out there and you try to get people behind you but the heel is beloved, man, it sucks. That’s the worst possible scenario going into a match as far as reactions are concerned.”
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