Huge Update on Big E. Langston's Role at SummerSlam

Chris FeatherstoneFeatured ColumnistMay 15, 2013

Since his call-up from NXT, attacking John Cena during his feud with Dolph Ziggler, Big E. Langston has been a dominant figure in the WWE. Toted as Ziggler's "heavy," his bodyguard role is reminiscent of the likes of Diesel and Curtis Hughes.

In recent weeks, we've seen more of a breakout from Langston, as he has received his own theme music and competed in more singles matches. Seemingly, he was even going to get a chance to be U.S. Champion, but those plans have been nixed for the time being.

Even with these nixed plans, WWE Creative has something brewing for the rising star.

As of now, the plan is to have Langston compete against Mark Henry at SummerSlam (h/t WrestlingInc) in a strongman match, showcasing the strength of both superstars.

While this certainly would be something to look forward to, more things would have to develop for it to have a proper build.


Mark Henry Turns Face

It would make sense for one of the two to turn face before SummerSlam. Mark Henry would be the easiest, since he has no current attachments. Although this could happen, it undoubtedly shouldn't.

Henry has cemented himself as one of the best heels in the WWE, and he has honed his character more than ever playing the role of a heel.


Big E. Langston Turns Face

If either one of them are expected to become a babyface before their bout at SummerSlam, Big E. Langston would seem the most plausible. Although he does have an alliance with Dolph Ziggler and AJ, he could very well split from them and feud with Ziggler over the summer.

A variation of this idea could be Ziggler aligning himself with Henry to temporarily fill the spot of Langston, starting a feud between the two. Langston has shown that he could work as a face from his days in NXT.


They Both Remain Heel

If both Henry and Langston remain heel, the build would not be that good. Of course, it could be an improperly booked match, thrown together at the last minute.

However, WWE has a big opportunity to propel the career of Langston if they follow through with these plans. Keeping both of them heel should be the last option if this angle is one of the top feuds heading to the PPV.

Hopefully this potential feud is planned correctly. If so, it could very well be a marquee match at one of the biggest pay-per-views of the year.

What are your thoughts on this potential feud. Comment, respectfully, below.


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