Kofi Kingston thinks his New Day brother-in-arms Big E has all the attributes to make the former Intercontinental Champion a perfect fit for Money In The Bank.
Money In The Bank will this year take place on Sunday, 18th of July as announced by WWE. It will be the first pay-per-view the company holds in the post-pandemic era with the company returning to live touring on the 16th of that month.
Kofi Kingston is no stranger to the Money In The Bank ladder match having competed in no fewer than seven of them throughout his thirteen-year WWE career. Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated has reported Kingston’s thoughts on Big E’s chances in such a match.
Kofi Kingston explained:
“E would be a great fit because he would bring a lot of things to the table you hadn’t seen before, there aren’t a lot of people that move like Big E that are built like him in a Money in the Bank match.”
“What I love about Money in the Bank is the fact that you have so many people in the ring together that are different in size, stature, and style. People forget this about Big E – he’s kind of a freak. Yes, he’s got all these muscles and he’s a strong guy, but he does so much more. He’s athletic, and he’s dangerously quick. There was a time in the locker room when [Xavier] Woods was joshing Big E a little bit, and E lunged over toward Woods and just yoked him up. It was all in a playful way, but I’d never seen somebody that big move that fast.”
To date, Big E has never taken part in a Money In The Bank match, but he is sure to be in the mix for a spot come July.
Last year’s Money In The Bank matches took place in the unique setting of WWE Corporate Headquarters. With the competitors having to make their way through the building and onto the roof where the briefcases hung. Otis, then of Heavy Machinery won the men’s match but never got to cash in his contract after losing it to The Miz.
The women’s match was won by Asuka who won a whole lot more than she bargained for. The next night on Raw then reigning Raw Women’s Champion announced that by winning the match Asuka had actually won the title. Lynch then announced she was taking a leave of absence due to her pregnancy.