Big E discussed his singles run on SmackDown while making an appearance on a recent edition of Busted Open Radio.
Here is what he had to say:
“We obviously created something special. I don’t get to this point in my career, and I’d argue I’m not even with WWE and might not even be on the main roster if it wasn’t for Woods and Kofi and the run we got. I was at a point in my career where I was definitely floundering. It’s such a weird time, and I’m so grateful we’re still able to work and to perform in the ThunderDome. But I feel like the true measure of title runs – I always think of the feedback from fans. I think of [Daniel] Bryan’s run and what he did is incredible. You think of people losing his mind, you think of the ‘Yes’ chants collectively. The same thing with Kofi’s run. I think of that immediate feedback from fans. As grateful as I am for this, I can’t really sink my teeth into it in the same way.
“In our business, the fans are the barometer. They tell you immediately if something is good or if something is bad. So, I can go out there all day and think, ‘Man, I’m killing it.’ But if I’m in front of 10,000 people and it’s crickets, then what I’m doing doesn’t mean much. That’s kind of the biggest adjustment. I’m literally trying to determine, ‘How is this working? How much are people really behind me? It’s one thing go on Twitter. That online feedback can be very different……I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity. I’ve enjoyed getting to do something different and show a different side because it can be easy to get stuck in a rut. I’m not in the mindset of, ‘I want to coast.’ I don’t want to think I’ve made it and can kind of phone it in. Once you’re there, it’s time to hang it up.”
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