Big E. Comments On Being Considered To Join The Shield In 2012 & More


WWE Champion Big E. was recently interviewed by Cincy360 and commented on being considered to be the third member of The Shield (alongside Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose/Jon Moxley) in 2012, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

Big E on the New Day’s incredible list of accomplishments in WWE: “We believed in ourselves tremendously, but I can’t say I would have known. Especially considering how difficult things were getting off the ground. I don’t think I could have ever fathomed that Kofi would’ve had that KofiMania incredible run. I don’t think that I could’ve fathomed breaking records that stood for over 20 years in WWE. Becoming tag team champions for 483 days? Uninterrupted? That’s very, very rare and it’s a feat that we couldn’t have predicted.”

On being considered for The Shield and why he thinks Roman Reigns was a better choice: “I think it worked out the best for all of us. I couldn’t fathom now being a part of The Shield. I’m sure it would’ve been fun. I’m sure it would’ve been enjoyable. I think it was really best for Roman to be in that role as the big dude, the enforcer of that group. That dynamic wouldn’t have felt the same with me being there. It’s hard to fathom that almost a decade ago that for one brief moment I was considered as a possibility to be in that group….my route was definitely a longer one. It was a longer one getting to the accomplishments that those guys had years ago. But I’m glad for the more difficult journey. We would have not had the New Day if I was a member of The Shield. The Shield would’ve felt different. I think it all worked out for the best.”

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