Ever since Big E captured his first World Championship on Monday Night RAW, the tributes haven’t stopped flooding in.
On September 13th Big E cashed in his Money In The Bank contract to dethrone Bobby Lashley to the utter jubilation of the wrestling world and those in the arena. In the immediate aftermath of the win, Big E was joined in the ring by his friends in The New Day, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods to celebrate.
In the minutes and hours after the show, wrestling figures piled on to social media to salute the new champion. One of the many tributes came from The Man, Becky Lynch.
Speaking on WWE’s The Bump, where the new champion was celebrating his victory, Lynch revealed how Big E has helped her in past, adding that his win gives hope to the world.
“E is the best. He has talked me off many a ledge, many a ledge when I was down and couldn’t get my foot in WWE, E was always there to make me laugh because he’s one of the funniest dudes you’ll ever meet, and be so kind and patient. He’s got this calming energy that when you sit beside him, he just makes you feel better and calm and hopeful. This new era of E in WWE brings a lot of hope to not only the company, the business, but the world,”
Lynch was speaking as she prepares for her own championship showdown with Bianca Belair at Extreme Rules. The Irishwoman shocked the world when she returned at SummerSlam to pin Belair in under 30 seconds. After steering clear of confrontation with the challenger for a number of weeks, Lynch has now been ordered to face Belair at Extreme Rules.
Big E signed for WWE in 2009, initially appearing in the Florida Championship Wrestling. As the promotion became NXT the former powerlifter remained in a prominent position, winning the NXT Championship.
The Florida-born star arrived on the main roster in 2012, later winning the Intercontinental Championship. Two years later, Big E was placed in The New Day with Kingston and Woods. After a somewhat rocky start, the trio have gone on to become one of the most successful tag teams of all time.
As part of the WWE Draft in 2020, the group where split up with Kingston and Woods heading to RAW while Big E remained on SmackDown. Following another Intercontinental Championship reign, the former tag team star won the Money In The Bank briefcase at the show of the same name in July.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.