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Big E on Why Heís Officiating Weddings, What a Big E Wedding Will Be Like

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 04/14/17


WWE.com spoke with Big E. for a new interview about him officiating weddings in Los Angeles. Some highlights are below:

On what led him to offering himself as wedding officiant: ďI recently learned that I would have a lot of time off. I really donít do well with a lot of idle time. A couple of weeks ago, we just had WrestleMania, which kept me really busy. Then, we had about six days off, which was fitting, and then TV. Iím ready to work. I donít do well with idle time. My head was spinning, thinking ĎWhat am I going to do with all these days off?í I donít really want to take a vacation. Iím bored just being in the house. I think I was talking about it in the locker room, [and] I actually have to give all credit to Enzo Amore. He came up with this idea. As soon as I heard it, I thought ĎThis is kind of ridiculous, but kind of phenomenal, as well.í So, I gave it some thought, ran it by a couple of my friends, got their feedback. I couldnít really think of a reason not to do it and got even more excited about the prospect.Ē

On what makes him a good fit for it: ďI guess Iím hoping that people are excited to have me. I donít want to walk into an awkward situation where just the husband or just the wife wants me there. I want it to be something where everyone involved is pleased with the outcome. But anything specific? I could give you something sappy about people who are madly in love and want to be together forever, but itís cool to be part of someoneís day. I had no idea how much interest there would actually be; I just threw it out there. I told Emilio that I wouldnít be surprised if there were no serious requests, but there are a few. Now, we have to sit down and reply to people. Iíll probably find a way to call, Skype or FaceTime them so people know itís real.Ē

On what couples can expect from a Big E wedding: ďItís pretty fluid, I think. Thatís one of the things weíre going to negotiate. Iím imagining people kind of want to see me as a character and do some of the things that I do on TV. Iím not going to approach it as a normal minister would. My job is an entertainer, so my thought is people want to see me entertain. Thatís something we can talk about, of course. If you have a grandmother at your wedding who is uncomfortable with me shaking my hips, thatís something that I can tone down. Itís a case-by-case basis. Iím sure people who would try to employ my services would want something fun, but weíll talk about it.Ē