WWE Champion Big E has refused to rule out a showdown with WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg.
The New Day star captured the WWE Championship on September 13th after cashing in his Money In The Bank contract. Bobby Lashley had barely scraped past Randy Orton when Big E’s music hit to a thunderous ovation.
After pinning Lashley the pair have continued to feud with Big E retaining his title in a Cage Match on the September 27th edition of RAW.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on her podcast Oral Sessions, the new champion discussed how he feels now that winning his first title has sunk in.
“I suppose it has sunk in,” Big E said. “For me, I don’t want there to ever be a moment where I feel like I’ve had an ‘I made it’ moment. Where like ‘alright, you’ve done it and now you’re good. You can coast.’ That’s when you stop growing, that’s when you stop getting better. Nothing good comes from that. So for me, I suppose in a sense of, I don’t necessarily feel a pressure but I know there’s an added responsibility. So for me it’s still ‘just go out there and perform to the best of your ability.’ And that’s always been my perception. But I do think there are ways that I want to just tweak my presentation. When you’re the guy, it’s a little bit different then when you’re in a three man group working tag matches. So just the way I carry myself will be a little bit different. But that’s all a feel thing, and I always feel like every performer should have an internal barometer and you should have an understanding of when to change things. You should have an understanding of how the fans are reacting to you on a weekly basis. For me, that’s just a matter of feeling things out.”
Continuing on, Big E said that his win had opened up the possibility for a host of new matches, including an often talked about clash with Goldberg.
“But it’s nice that there’s this new challenge. And that’s all I really wanted in my career, was to not feel bored or stale. And I’m glad we have something new to attack. There’s a bunch of things that I never, you know, like the Goldberg match. When I was making my stupid little comebacks about being a main event, I never thought I’d get the Goldberg match. But now I sit in a position where, you know, maybe if I make enough noise, we can get that done. And you know people will feel different ways about that. I understand that and I appreciate fans who have an affinity to the performers who are there, on the house shows, working every single night. Because I feel like we are the heart of this company. We’re the ones that keep this thing going. But in the same vain, if someone were to throw a bundle of cash at me at age 50 to work two or three times a year, who am I to turn that down? So we’ll see. But yeah, I suppose it has hit me in a sense. But I don’t think anything vastly changes from the way I approach my job. It’s just that ‘now you’re going to be in more segments and a little bit more spotlight on you.’ But it’s going to be fun.”
The WWE Hall of Famer himself has also previously talked up the possibility of a match between the two big meaty men. Speaking in April, the former WCW Champion said that he thought Big E “could bring some stuff” out of him.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.