Big E has opened up about his WWE career and the fact he is yet to have a single match for a world title in the company despite being an eight-time tag team champion.
Big E has been destined for great things in WWE since his days in NXT where he became only the second man to hold the NXT Championship after defeating inaugural champion, Seth Rollins. Since graduating to the WWE main roster Big E has held the Intercontinental Championship twice but is best known for his incredible run with his New Day partners Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
In the latter half of the last decade, The New Day dominated the tag team scene in WWE, having so much success that WWE recently crowned the team as the company’s greatest tag team of all time.
With so much success, many expected Big E to ascend to a main event position when he was split from Kingston and Woods and left on his own on SmackDown. Although an Intercontinental Title reign came to fruition, further success hasn’t yet been forthcoming for Big E.
Speaking to Ryan Satin on the Out Of Character podcast, Big E discussed the fact he’s yet to have a match for a world title in the company, saying:
“I want to work for that. I’m here to work for it and to be rubbing elbows with the very best and competing for World Championships. The fact that I’ve been here nearly nine years on the main roster and have yet to have a world, not a single world title match, that’s a shame. That’s a crying shame.”
“That’s something that hasn’t happened as quickly as it should have, in my opinion. But in the same vein I’m not here to complain about my position or my slot. I’ve been really fortunate in many ways. I definitely think I have the ability, the ‘it’ factor, charisma, whatever word you wanna use.”
Big E’s progression might have been hampered by the fact Roman Reigns has been such a dominant Universal Champion on SmackDown. Recent reports suggest however that the WWE landscape for Big E after SummerSlam could look very different.