Former two times WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E recently spoke on stealing the Uranage Slam from the Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe.
Big E is one of the most impressive wrestlers in WWE right now. We have seen him using so many moves in WWE, among them, there is the Uranage Slam which is quite stylish but very difficult to execute.
Big E On Stealing Uranage Slam From Samoa Joe
Big E recently revealed that the move had been stolen by him from the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Samoa Joe. We have seen Joe using many different type of moves, among them is the famous Japanese Judo hold Uranage. Joe is often regarded for his unique wrestling style and his own modified moves.
The former NXT Champion Big E himself admitted recently that he stole the move Uranage from the Samoan Submission Machine. However, Big E uses this move as a regular wrestling move, where Joe mostly used it as a finisher. He has pinned wrestlers like Cesaro with this move.
Big E recently spoke with Feel The Power where he talked on this matter of stealing this move. Here is what he had to say;
“The uranage, I just stole from Samoa Joe. Straight up. I felt bad once he got signed and he was using it. I was like, ‘Out of respect, maybe I should stop using it,’ but he never gave me any flack. Joe was always cool about it.
“Once, I tweeted him ‘Sorry, Uce’ and that was my way of saying, ‘Sorry, but I’m still gonna keep using it.’ It’s a great move. Joe is a stand-up dude, I feel like he would’ve said something. Joey Mercury is the one who suggested I use it. Sue him, not me. I’m not saying I never thought Joe would get to WWE, but the thought then was…you could just take moves from guys on the Indies.
“Right now, if you have a real name on the Indies and you want to get to WWE, you’ll probably get to WWE. In 2009, it was a mark against you to have a name on the Indies or have success elsewhere. He was a guy where, I wasn’t worried about him coming to WWE and me having to stop doing the move.
“It was a different time. There’s this gray area about wanting to take a guy’s moves. You definitely don’t do it if a guy is already in the company if it’s a finisher or signature move. It felt like a free-for-all with guys on the Indies where you just take what you wanted.”
Credit: Feel The Power. H/T 411Mania