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Big E On Pushing For ‘Big Meaty Men Slapping Meat’ Merch In WWE, Escape The Undertaker Filming

October 5, 2021 | Posted by Blake Lovell
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In a recent interview with Connor Casey of Comic Book, Big E discussed the filming of Escape The Undertaker, pushing for “Big Meaty Men Slapping Meat” merchandise, and much more. Here’s what he had to say:

Big E on the filming of the Escape The Undertaker interactive film: “So, it was pre-pandemic, I want to say early 2020, but I can’t remember now. So, essentially they hit the three of us up and kind of explained the premise very quickly, wanted us to record some lines to hopefully get an idea of it and help sell the idea. So, we did some stuff, but then this entire pandemic happened and so much of the world changed, and we just really hadn’t heard anything for probably a year or so. Then they hit us back, and we’re all trying to remember what the project was, and then they kind of got back into… But they let us know, hey, it’s been approved. This is the plan, and this is what we’re going to move forward with. So, things all kind of happened pretty rapidly for us, but it was so much fun. Those guys have been, for the last year or so, close to a year, have been on a different show. So we haven’t really interacted a ton until recently. So, it was just all so great. Those guys, we’re still very close friends, still love seeing those guys. So, just spending a few days together shooting it was a ton of fun, too. But the idea, everything kind of came together very, very quickly.”

On his experience working with The Undertaker on the film: “It was great. So, the nice thing is, as much as he’s in many ways from a different era, even though he’s done stuff recently, he’s been around enough that we have a bit of a rapport with Taker. His daughters have been New Day fans for a while and they do unicorn theme stuff and he shared that, and it’s been very, very sweet. So yeah, just being able to be there with Undertaker, and we would sit sometimes while we’re all eating and hear some of his stories. It’s just really cool because I remember, and this is not to age him, but I used to watch the Undertaker when I was a small kid. I am 35 now. He’s been around for a very, very long time, and it’s just cool to have a living legend amongst your presence, just shooting takes with you and eating catering. So, it was a good time.

On WWE legal not clearing “Big Meaty Men Slapping Meat” merchandise: “We need to. We need to. I tried to, but legal would not clear it. So, we’re working on something else but, sometimes, you just got to push those through those barriers, so we’ll see. I hope so.”