New WWE Champion Big E recently discussed the idea of being a 'locker room leader,' with The New Day member being the top Champion on Raw, some may now see him this way.
It's a term that has been used across the years for several notable names backstage in WWE, with The Undertaker being one of the most brought up by former and current talent.
Roman Reigns is also considered to be a modern-day locker room leader, with the WWE Universal Champion reportedly being a strong voice behind the scenes for the roster.
Speaking on The Ringer Wrestling Show, Big E discussed the concept of the 'locker room leader' and why he doesn't see himself in that way, even as WWE Champion.
“I will never refer to myself as a locker room leader of any sort. Kofi is not a vocal leader, he just leads by example. You look at him and see the way he carries himself. I remember when he won the title and how busy he was, but he never complained and was always professional. That’s all I want to be and we should all do that, just lead by example, carry yourself in a way….I don’t want to have this public image that I have to worry about upholding because I’m a fraud and I have to make sure everyone has to stay quiet because they know how I really am. I want to be transparent about who I am and how I carry myself. As far as my personal life is concerned, I don’t want beef or smoke with a single person on this planet. I hope everyone does well and is successful. I don’t intend on changing how I carry myself. I also realize that winning the title isn’t where it stops, it’s where it starts.”
credit to eWn for the transcription
Big E is expected to be facing Bobby Lashley at the upcoming WWE Extreme Rules 2021 PPV event on Sunday, September 25th.
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