Big E. Comments On What’s Next For Him, Potential Challengers, More


WWE Champion Big E. was a guest on Wednesday’s episode of WWE’s The Bump and commented on what’s next for him, reuniting with Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston, and more. You can check out some highlights from the show below:

On his potential challengers: “I want to be amongst the very best and thrown into the lion’s den. We also have the draft that is around the corner, too. The players and the amount of guys that could be vying for this, the list is long. I’m excited. Even beyond that, also, there’s The Bloodline out there. Also, you know, Shelton [Benjamin] and Cedric [Alexander] are still around. The Hurt Business was one of my favorite factions. You know, there are a lot of opportunities for us to do some really cool things now that The New Day is back together.”

On reuniting with Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingstong: “Obviously, we talk ad nauseam about our love for each other, and our brotherhood and how genuine it is. And I miss those guys a lot. Of course, we’re connected with the podcast and seeing each other via Zoom, but it isn’t the same. It’s not like I didn’t get to see them at all, but man, we belong on the scene. We got to be skin-to-skin. You know, meat-to-meat. I guess what we want to portray and show people too is that you can be elated for your friends. We can all win, and we can all see success in our lives and in our careers.”

On what he learned when he was apart from the New Day: “I think what I learned was not that I didn’t need them, but I learned that I would be ok on my own. Coming out of gorilla and entering down the ramp, I’m just so used to them being my comfort blanket. It’s nice knowing I might not need them, but I like knowing that they’re there. I was forced into the fire a little bit. And now that safety net is gone, you’re just out there and you have to prove yourself. I was glad I got the opportunity. We got to a certain point where we realized this is the situation; we’re not gonna be able to change anything. So for us, it was important to make the best of it. I think those guys did an incredible job, too.”

On the atmosphere when he got backstage after his title win: “When I got back through the curtain, I expected not many people to be there, ’cause, you know, it was after 11. By the time I had glad-handed everyone, just seeing it filled with my peers and everyone was standing and clapping. Obviously, it was the best. But that’s not why you do what you do. But getting love from your peers is something I take a lot of pride in. Man, everyone has been so overwhelmingly positive and kind.”

(h/t – Wrestling Inc)

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