Former WWE Champion Big E is set to bring his energy and charisma to the United States Football League’s (USFL) Michigan Panthers as their new official home game emcee.
On Tuesday, WWE announced that Big E has joined forces with the USFL team. The Panthers play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit, which is also hosting WWE SummerSlam in August.
Here is the official statement:
Michigan Panthers Enlist WWE Superstar Ettore “Big E” Ewen as Official Home Game Emcee
DETROIT—Ahead of their first home game on April 30, the Michigan Panthers announced that WWE Superstar Ettore “Big E” Ewen will be their official emcee for all home games this season. Big E’s involvement will enhance the USFL’s fan-first, family-friendly atmosphere with even more excitement and entertainment.
Big E will bring his enthusiasm to five Michigan Panthers home games this season: April 30, May 6 against the Memphis Showboats, May 13 against the Pittsburgh Maulers, May 20 against the Birmingham Stallions, and June 18 against the Philadelphia Stars. The final home game on June 18 will also celebrate WWE Superstars Night, honoring the WWE and its fans.
“I am thrilled to collaborate with the USFL and the Panthers as the team returns to Michigan,” said Big E. “Detroit has some of the most passionate fans in the world, and I’m eager to connect with them at Ford Field, which will host SummerSlam in August.”
Big E will engage with fans at Ford Field through pre- and post-game interactions, in-stand interviews during the game, on-field recognitions, and touchdown celebrations. Fans can participate in WWE Big E Fan Cam Moments by tweeting photos from the game for a chance to appear on the videoboards and social media.
Nancy McDonald, Vice President of Marketing at the USFL, said, “Big E’s outstanding talent and dynamic personality have earned him a stellar reputation in WWE. His charisma will be on full display for fans in the stadium and those watching from home. We couldn’t imagine a better emcee for the Panther’s triumphant return to Detroit.”
For the first time in 40 years, the USFL is coming to Detroit’s iconic Ford Field. With individual game tickets starting at just $10 and considerable savings on season and group tickets, the USFL offers the best value in professional sports. Theme Nights, like WWE Superstars Night, provide additional excitement for fans. Tickets and schedules for all games are available at theusfl.com.
WWE’s SummerSlam, one of the year’s biggest events, is set for Ford Field on Saturday, August 5. This marks the first time in 30 years that WWE will host its signature summer event in Detroit. Tickets for SummerSlam are on sale now.