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Big E thought he would be released or sent back to NXT if The New Day didn't work out



This week on "The New Day: Feel The Power" podcast, Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston interviewed former WWE writer Mike Notarile.

Here a couple of highlights from the podcast:

Mike Notarile talked about writing for talent: “You guys were willing to accept that without naming names. I would get whatever version I have an idea they would want. I would be this close to getting it on TV, then they can backfill. You would tell them later. They could only see the one version they had in their head and they never got on TV because they weren't moldable the way that you guys were. You know we got on the field and I helped you guys get on the field but you guys were able to hit curveballs and curveballs and curveballs and that's really the reason for your success.”

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Big E talked about his thoughts on the beginning of New Day: “I think it also for us it came from like a place of desperation at least for me. Like I've talked about many times, I felt like if this doesn't go well, then I’m gone or I’m sent back down to NXT. It just feels like this is it. This is the last big pitch. All my chips have to be in on this. I have to give you my trust. I have to listen because you knew so much more than I did at the time, especially about how things work or the best way to put this thing together. I think instantly it all just felt right when Woods first came to me and then we worked with you and then with Kofi. It felt like, ok, these are the four men that should be working on this together. It just felt like all the pieces were where they needed to be. I didn't know what in incarnation or how long the group would last. Getting six months of a faction would have been great. If you told me, hey, you'll be on TV for 6 months, I would have been like I’m sold, and the fact that we are six years in and still going is amazing.”

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