Booker T Comments On Big E’s New Singles Push & Becoming A Main Eventer


During the latest edition of his “Hall of Fame” podcast, Booker T commented on Big E’s new singles push, what he needs to do to make it work, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On what Big E. needs to do to become a main eventer: “Big E. right now is looking to make a singles run. Xavier Woods of course, he’s finished. [laughs] Kofi Kingston’s supposed to be out for six weeks … I think Big E is going to have to shed a few things in order for people to look at him like the world champion. And I don’t know if his, you know, the gear maybe. Some forms of the gear, the colors as well. But then again, people say ‘Oh, well he shouldn’t say anything. So I’m not gonna sit here and say, just because I don’t want the internet going off or saying, ‘Ah, Booker saying he needs to do this, just like Matt Riddle needs to put on a pair of boots.’ But I just think Big E still trying to be the New Day is not going to work for him, as far as him working at the top of the card. I’m talking about being the main attraction. I’m talking about being the guy that the company has put in position to be the guy. I don’t think that’s gonna catapult him to that level as far as still trying to be the new day. And the thing is, you can’t rehash something that you’ve been doing for so long and think that’s what’s going to take you to the next level.”

On believing in Big E. as a singles guy: “I talked to Big E, I dunno, maybe a year and a half ago and I could tell he wasn’t in the best place. And I said, ‘Man, trust me bro.’ I think it was right after Kofi won the title actually. And I said, ‘Trust me bro, your time is coming man. Your run is going to actually happen.’ And he looked at me and I could see he was almost like ‘Nah, it ain’t going to happen.’ But I said ‘Trust me, it’s going to happen for you cause you’re talented, just keep doing what you’re doing. The cream rises to the top.’ And now I see Big E. getting ready to have a singles push. A singles run, the push is gonna be up to him. At least, continuing the push is gonna be all up to him.”

(h/t – 411 Wrestling)

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