I seem to recall Mason Ryan falling at both a heel and a babyface. Big E doesn't get any hazing chants, plus he got real heel heat when he was beating the crap out of Cena. In short, I think Big E is better.
Big E is ten times the wrestler. He's incredibly athletic and mobile, while Mason Ryan is stiff as shit and still amateurish in ring. Plus he's welsh, American audiences wouldn't understand him and British audiences just laugh.
Big E actually has an interesting personality and can somewhat cut a promo. He's just a better wrestler allround.
Bigamus Ernell Langston or Big E Langston as you people call him is way better than Mason. Champion Power Lifter, better wrestler, has personality, charisma & can cut a promo. Him mocking Matt Striker & pretending to be a reporter at The Royal Rumble was funny.
When did the IWC become obsessed w/ height? Big E is built. Thats all that matters.