WWE Superstar Big E Langston took time out of his busy schedule to talk to me about a variety of topics earlier this week. First and foremost, we discussed his inclusion in WWE 2K14 as a part of the game's newest DLC package that is available on Tuesday.
As the newly crowned Intercontinental champion, Big E's star is on the rise in the WWE. He's gone from being a bodyguard for Divas champion AJ Lee and Dolph Ziggler to establishing himself as a legitimate star in his own right.
On Monday's episode of Raw, Big E's opponent and challenger for the IC title was determined. Damien Sandow defeated Ziggler in a No. 1 contender's match and won the right to take on Big E at Tables, Ladders and Chairs on Dec. 15. The matchup will pit two of the WWE's definitive stars of the future against one another in what is shaping up to be a solid pay-per-view card.
During the phone interview, Big E discussed his power and speed combination, teaming up with one of my personal favorites in Mark Henry and what it was like to see himself in a video game.
Joining Big E in December's DLC pack are Fandango, the Bella Twins and Summer Rae. The downloads are available to Season Pass subscribers, or those who choose to purchase and download the characters separately.
In addition to new characters, new moves have also been added to further customize existing and created Superstars within the game.
This is the third DLC package issued since the game released on Oct. 29. The final DLC rollout will take place in January and will include legends Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Bruno Sammartino, "Ravishing" Rick Rude and the "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes.
There will also be 14 new Superstar heads available to customize with the cloning feature. Footage of Big E in action on WWE 2K14 is used as a backdrop for the audio interview.
Follow me for news and musings on the WWE, WWE 2K14 and other sports video games.