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Big E on his WWE Title reign: ‘it’s difficult to latch onto a new champion when they have multiple losses on TV within their first month’



Once Big E became WWE Champion, there were a lot of people hoping that he could be the next top guy in the company for years to come. When the decision was made for him to drop the title, there was disappointment from not just fans, but Big E himself.

Big E’s reign was ended at the Day 1 event when he was pinned by Brock Lesnar in a five-way. He was quickly moved to the SmackDown brand and part of The New Day as it has been reported that Big E is no longer seen by Vince McMahon as a main event talent.

The WWE Title reigns of Big E and Kofi Kingston were ended by Lesnar. This is something Big E talked about during an interview with Z100’s Josh Martinez.

He started off by stating that Kingston isn’t someone who is going to lecture you, but rather leads by action. He saw how Kingston handled things with his WWE Title run and thinks their title reigns weren’t drastically different.

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Big E added, “kind of that falling off of a cliff feeling at the hands of one Brock Lesnar and then suddenly, it feels like you woke up a year prior and you’re back to doing what you were doing before.”

He continued by stating that Kingston handled it with grace and didn’t complain about it because he’s a consummate professional. This is where Big E stated that there were several things he would’ve done differently in his title reign. He said that his focus is trying to perform at his best.

“I wish it would have lasted longer, I wish we would have had the opportunity to do some more dynamic things and you know, I don’t think it — it’s difficult to really latch onto a new champion when they have — within their first month, they have multiple losses on TV but again, we can go down this path. Look man, I [genuinely appreciate] all the people who support me and who want better for me. I also want better for myself and I guess I’ll just leave it there.”

According to CageMatch, Big E had a record of 3-2 in television matches in the month of September after beating Lashley for the title. Those two losses came on the same night when he lost a triple threat match to Roman Reigns and a six-man tag team match against The Bloodline during an episode of Raw.

H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription