An apparent babyface turn began with Big E Langston on this week’s episode of WWE Smackdown that was taped this past Tuesday night in Kansas City. Following a singles match against CM Punk, in which Langston went under, he helped Punk fend off Ryback and Curtis Axel.
How WWE handles the angle will be interesting as Langston was actually in the running to get the role that is currently being played by Ryback. We broke the story here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium that Ryback, Langston or a possible developmental call-up were discussed for the role as the next “Paul Heyman Guy.” WWE ended up going with Ryback at WWE Night of Champions back in September.
Another interesting note in regards to Big E Langston is the amount of backstage support he has garnered. Not only has Triple H had to remind Vince McMahon to take it slow with him, John Cena is one of his biggest supporters. As we reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium in early May, at one point Cena went out of his way to train with Langston on the road and made him a bit of a personal project.
Between Vince McMahon and John Cena, Langston has more support than any new guy on the roster.