Big E recently cemented his spot as a top star in WWE when he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to become WWE Champion, but he’s been through his fair share of ups and downs over the years.
Back in 2014 he was holding the Intercontinental Championship, but fans weren’t exactly getting behind his babyface push. Big E recently spoke to The Independent about his early days on the WWE roster, and he noted that he knew things weren’t going well when he started getting booed.
“I was in a program with Bad News Barrett. He was super over and had that scissor lift and was getting great reactions. The night that I dropped the title, I was blowing my comeback and getting booed and, as a babyface, that’s the worst! When you’ve got your heel rocking and rolling and you’re getting booed… oh no! Things have gone awry!”
Luckily for Big E one thing led to another, and after he dropped the title Xavier Woods pitched the idea of The New Day to him.
“I ended up losing the title that night. And it got to a point afterwards where [WWE agent] Road Dogg said, ‘We need to get you to work on something and find something because we have no plans for you right now.’ Thankfully, that same day [Xavier] Woods came up to me and pitched doing a faction [group]. That took some time to get going of course!”
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