WWE Superstar Big E is the guest this week on D-Von Dudley’s “Table Talk” podcast.
Here are some highlights:
Big E on whether he would want to split the New Day up or not: “As cool as the singular moment of us breaking up might be for some, tell me besides the Shield, it is very rare will all three benefit. I don’t foresee us breaking up and then a year from now, Woods is on a roll, Kofi is on a roll, and I’m on a roll at the same time. It’s not really going to happen. The chances are very slim because we are not booked in that way. I feel like we are still contributing to the show in a meaningful way. I feel we do stuff that is memorable and impactful. Sure, there are a myriad of things I would like to do that would be dynamic and interesting, but you have to do the best you can with what you are given. That has always been our goal. You give us this amount of minutes on TV, this is our segment, this is our promo. Whatever it is, let me make this the best I can and do the best I can with what I’m given. I truly feel the three of us, I know Woods has been out a little bit with his injury, but I feel like the three of us still have something special. We talk about brotherhood, and I get it can be a gimmick, but it’s genuine and it’s real. We formed a very real bond. A lot of that was forged through the fact that the beginning was so difficult. The first 6 to 9 months of trying to get this faction off the ground was very rocky. There were so many times it was almost dead in the water and we really forged a bond when we were told no. When someone put a wall up in front of us, we really grew because the three of us decided we were going all in on this group. All our chips are in on this. This has to work and we are not going to be denied. Just put us on TV. Even though we had the vignettes that a lot of people didn’t care for, and trust me, there was a lot of stuff we didn’t like about it either, but it was an opportunity. It was TV time so we said this might suck right now, but we are going to do our best to make it work. I still feel like as much as I know there are other things we could do that would be interesting and fun and dynamic, I still feel like we offer so much more value as a trio right now than we would if they would break us up and we go our separate ways.”
Big E was asked if he would like to have a singles run: “Our thing was we always wanted to be a faction. Kofi would have his singles stuff, Woods would have his singles stuff. We could also go into tags. I still think we can do everything we want to as a faction. I could still do singles stuff and the New Day is still in tags. I’m prepared to do singles. I came in doing singles and I never saw myself as a tag team wrestler, but I love tag team wrestling and I grew to love it. But, I still think we don’t need to break up. We can do stuff like Kofi did where we still stayed a faction. We were still together and he pursued his singles stuff.”
During the interview, Big E reflects on Kofi’s run to the WWE Championship, his greatest stunt, his breakfast obsession and much more.