The WWE decided to split up The New Day during the WWE Draft, but we should expect the group will remain regardless.
Although Big E will be on SmackDown while Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods will take their newly won SmackDown Tag Team titles to RAW, the New Day unity, presentation and music is all expected to remain.
New Day have had a tremendous run since 2014. At this point, they have to be in the conversation for one of the greatest stables of all-time.
The time has come for Big E to be utilised as the solo star WWE originally thought he could be and the company feel he needs a degree of separation to blossom on his own.
We’ve heard down the years how WWE don’t like to tell the talent where their futures lie ahead of the draft in order to get real reactions on the night.
For New Day at least, that wasn’t the case this year. Although the timeframe Woods returned from injury would play a role in exactly how things went down, Big E told me two months ago that WWE have already laid out the plan for him and his singles run.
That’s not to say WWE hasn’t gone back and forth on the idea of separating the trio, but it wasn’t a last minute decision either.
Many people now expect Big E to become a rival to Roman Reigns and the Universal Title, possibly for WrestleMania 37. It’s still believed that The Rock Vs Roman Reigns is the goal of WWE, but in these uncertain times and given The Rock’s uncertain schedule anyway, Big E might find his time is now.
As a side note, it’s interesting that Woods and Kingston have taken the SmackDown Tag Team titles over to RAW. Presumably, The Street Profits will make the move to SmackDown – or whomever the champions are come the end of Monday – and the RAW Tag Team titles actually originated on SmackDown back in 2002! So it’ll be a homecoming of sorts.