Big E Wins Hearts Following Big Loss at WrestleMania 37, Auctions Off His Gear for Charity

Published 04/12/2021, 2:26 AM EDT


Big E had a rough night at the Raymond James Stadium. In his first singles match at WrestleMania, Big E lost the Intercontinental Championship to Apollo Crews. However, despite the loss, he won hearts with an incredible gesture which benefits the underprivileged.

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Big E to auction off WrestleMania 37 gear

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The former Intercontinental Champion will auction his entire gear off, and the proceeds will go to Feeding Tampa Bay, a charity helping those suffering from food insecurity. According to Feeding America, over 42 million people in American suffer from food insecurity.

The items auctioned include his jacket, his vest and his boots, all of which are white. This is a tremendous gesture from the former Intercontinental Championship, despite losing his title in shocking fashion at WrestleMania.

Feeding Tampa Bay is a food bank that allows volunteerism and accepts donations.

Apollo Crews wins Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania 37

The Nigerian drum fight wasn’t exactly what we thought it would be but was a simple No Holds Barred match. Both Big E and Apollo made use of weapons to put the other man down for the count.

The match began with both men wailing at each other with brutal kendo stick shots.

Big E flattened Apollo with a massive spear through the ropes and off the ring apron, and both men covered a long distance with the impact. Crews fought his way back into the match with a death valley driver on the apron and set up the steel steps below him. He tried to flatten Big E’s head by smashing him between the steel steps, but Big E dodged it.

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Crews would end up digging his own grave as he would get planted on the steel steps courtesy of an uranage. The champion set up a table in the ring and went to put the challenger through it, but Crews fought back and destroyed him with shots with the kendo stick.

He then laid Big E on the table and looked to hit the frog splash but ate a mouthful of wood.

Big E hit the Big Ending to snuff out Apollo, but Dabba Kato from Raw Underground showed up and attacked him. He hit him with a massive chokeslam and pulled Crews into the cover. The referee counted the pin and we have a new IC Champion.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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