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Ettore Ewen (born March 1, 1986) is an American professional wrestler, competing in WWE under the ring name of Big E. Prior to joining WWE, Ewen was a powerlifter, having won many championships and setting records at both state and national levels. Ewen joined WWE in 2009 and adopted the "Big E. Langston" moniker. The "Langston" was dropped in February 2014 and now he's just "Big E."Big E is a one-time Intercontinental champion and a one-time NXT champion.As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki.
The Artifact: One could argue, his theme song, which was ported from NXT along with him even though his five-count gimmick hasn't been so much as referenced during his time on the main roster.
Battle Strip: If you're in the ring with Big E and the straps come down (ergo, his massive pecs are showing)... chances are, bad things are about to happen to you.
Carnival of Killers: Attempted by Vickie Guerrero, who put a bounty on Big E's head but defied by Dusty Rhodes who put a stop any further collection attempts after the first two failed.
Charles Atlas Superpower: He's a nationally ranked powerlifter, with a max deadlift of about 800 pounds.Michael Cole once said during one of his matches that he uses a 400+ pound bench as his rep weight. He's very nearly in the class of Mark Henry (who, it's worth noting, outweighs him by 100 pounds or more), and that's saying quite a bit.
Cloudcuckoolander: He doesn't say much, but when he does talk (or tweet, for that matter), it's pretty obvious that his personality is...let's say, a bit off-center. No wonder he and AJ Lee get along so well.
Downplayed Trope: WWE seems intent on pushing him as a no-nonsense aggressive brute, even though he seems to be playful and capable of cutting interesting if nonsensical promos. They are also keeping him in standard matches rather than using the five count gimmick that got him over prior.
Heel-Face Turn: On the 10/18/13 Smackdown - after CM Punk beat him in a match, Paul Heyman showed up with Ryback and Curtis Axel to sarcastically congratulate Punk on beating a 'marginally talented rookie.' Big E didn't take kindly to this, and when Heyman sent Ryback and Axel down to the ring to pound on Punk, Axel got pounded on by Big E instead...
Heroic Build: ...Well, yeah. The picture sort of says it all.
Homage: The colors and lion insignia on his singlet are this to his heritage - Jamaican and Montserratian, to be exact.
Ramming Always Works: Well, of course it does when you're built like a tank and can deadlift well over a quarter of a ton. But Big E's rarely-used shoulder block/spear is notable in that he performs it suicide-style (diving to the outside of the ring) to an opponent on the ring apron.
Redemption Demotion: Back when Big E worked for Ziggler, he could easily power out of Alberto Del Rio's cross arm breaker and even pinned the champion clean once. He was nigh unstoppable. When the roles were reversed, Big E was reduced to being completely ineffectual in any action that wasn't simply running into Del Rio, who easily made Big E tap with the cross arm breaker.
Redemption Promotion: Debuted on the main WWE programming as Dolph Ziggler & AJ Lee's enforcer, meaning he was affiliated with the World Heavyweight & Divas champions; then Ziggler dropped the WHC & turned face, leaving Langston as bodyguard to AJ Lee; before he & AJ were quietly split up off-screen, leaving him languishing in the opening card; at which point he turned face, promptly became the Intercontinental champion & began appearing on Raw & SmackDown each week.
Scary Black Man: Double subversion. Because of his quirkiness, he doesn't fit the profile from a personality standpoint. At the same time, though... just look at him.
There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Played with in his 'five-count' gimmick. To put it in layman's terms, he liked to beat opponents so thoroughly that he could score a pinfall of five counts instead of three - and in most cases, it worked.