Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E recently spoke with CT Now to promote the upcoming “RAW” in Hartford, Connecticut. Below are some of the highlights of the conversation.

He described his crazy travel schedule as a WWE Superstar:

“Typically, we’re on the road from Friday or Saturday until Wednesday morning. Sometimes, the drives aren’t too bad. Sometimes, they’re around a hundred miles, and then sometimes, they’re right at 300, so that can be exhausting. Typically, Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings aren’t filled with much sleep at all because we usually have very early flights — typically 6 or 7 a.m. flights Wednesday morning. We always shoot SmackDown on Tuesdays.

I was just talking to a couple of friends of mine, and it’s so bizarre how my entire life, I was so used to getting to bed at a decent hour — going to bed at 10 and waking up at 5 or 6 or whatever — but even when I’m home, now I usually can’t fall asleep until 3 or 4, even if I’m just sitting up watching TV. Usually, those Tuesday nights, I struggle to get to sleep anyways. I sleep a couple hours, get on a flight and then go back home. There’s a decent amount of us who like to do other stuff and be busy in our home lives. For me at least, there’s a need for normalcy when I get home. I’ve always been a homebody. When I get home, it’s just a matter of doing the chores that I need to do to get back on the road and then just plopping down in front of some Netflix or college football. I love college football.”

The always comical E admitted he’s a fan of the TV show “Girls:”

“Yeah, actually, I don’t want to admit that I like Girls, but a girl I was dating a while ago got me to start watching “Girls.” It’s really well-written and I enjoy that. I went to [the University of] Iowa so I got a little excited that this season takes place at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, so it’s cool to see some stuff that will be shot in Iowa City, I believe. I’m a little disappointed, actually; I think [the school] banned them from shooting stuff on campus. I was excited to see some of the old buildings that I had classes in on TV, but I think there’s still some stuff shot in Iowa City. Hopefully, [my being a fan of “Girls”] doesn’t kill any lingering street cred.”

He also touched on his diet on the road:

“We find ourselves stopping at Denny’s a lot. They’ve got a new set of Skillets that really caught our eye, so that’s something to look forward to. For me, it’s a matter of getting as much protein as possible. I try to get about 300 grams of protein a day, and I carry probably about a half-pound of whey protein on the road to supplement in-between meals. For the most part, I try to keep my carbs down and eat a decent amount of protein. On the road, you get used to places that are open after shows at 1 or 2 in the morning, and then trying to eat as clean as possible. I will admit to not having the cleanest of diets, and that’s something I’m working on. Being a thicker human being, protein’s essential [meaning food like] a decent amount of burgers with no bun. Last week, I went to Waffle House and got 14 scrambled eggs. That’s eating on the road for you.”

More from the interview can be found here.

Editor’s Note

Seriously…this guy is the man. I would do anything to hang out with him.


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