A college football-related show hosted by Big E and Tom Hannifan.
While Big E has been away from the ring due to suffering a broken neck in early 2022, he’s ventured into other projects and fields such as representing WWE as a speaker for their N.I.L. recruitment events and being the home game emcee for the USFL Michigan Panthers.
E has expressed on numerous occasions how much he enjoys college football and he’s been kicking around the idea of hosting a college football-related show.
He joined WWE After The Bell and detailed the idea, sharing that IMPACT Wrestling commentator Tom Hannifan will be involved if it’s put into motion. E said they would both travel to the city where a game is taking place and go to the best food spot in the area or visit a local eatery. He feels it’s an underserved part of college football coverage.
There’s a lot of people who like the talking head shows. That’s not my thing but respect to them. But there’s an aspect of sports that I really love. So I’ve had this idea for a while with our old buddy, our good buddy Tom Hannifan, who’s gone on to other pastures but we both love college football. So we both had this idea. We both love college football but I wanna take a step back and there’s so much culture behind not just college football, but all the sports when we’re talking tailgating. Most of these college football games happen in these tiny college towns like Iowa City, Tuscaloosa and they have so much rich culture, traditions, you have local eateries, there’s so many things so that’s what I wanna explore. I wanna do more of that so we have this idea for a show where we go on the road and let’s say you’re going to the big Alabama-Texas game and you spend a few days in Tuscaloosa and you find the best barbeque spot and you go to the local farm that’s been around for 100 years. But just exploring why people show up. It’s not just about the game, it’s about the culture, it’s about the traditions they share and that’s what I really love so I wanna do more of that behind the Xs and Os, behind the analysis and just dig into that aspect of sports culture.
And college sports is so massive, especially college football and I just feel like there’s 1,000 people talking Xs and O’s but this would be something that I think — it’s kind of an underserved part of college football coverage I think so, we’ll see.
The former WWE Champion shared during the podcast appearance that he’s feeling 100 percent, but does not have an update about a return to in-ring competition.
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