So just how strong is Big E Langston? The new NXT Champion boasts raw power that would make 300-pound dumbbells roll away from him in fear if they could. Ziggler's new behemoth backup competed in the 2010 USA Power lifting (USAPL) U.S. Open Championships in Davie, Fla., just a four-hour drive from his hometown of Tampa. He became not only the winning heavyweight competitor (275 pounds), but also broke all four state raw powerlifting records in the 275-pound class and broke national records in the deadlift and total combined weight lifted in the squat, bench press and deadlift. Langston's lifts included a 611-pound squat, a 490-pound bench press and a 749-pound deadlift for a total of 1,851 pounds.