Paul Heyman had some fighting talk for Big E ahead of his clash with Roman Reigns ahead of Survivor Series suggesting he should break away from The New Day.
WWE Champion Big E is set to meet Universal Champion Roman Reigns at Survivor Series in what is arguably the biggest singles match of his career to date.
While Big E eventually won the WWE Tile by cashing in his Money In The Bank briefcase on Bobby Lashley he teased a cash in on Reigns on numerous occasions. During this period, the New Day star had multiple run-ins with Reigns’ Special Counsel Paul Heyman. A man who famously tried to fire up and motivate Big E during an appearance on Talking Smack a little under a year ago.
Now that Big E is WWE Champion and heading for a showdown with Reigns, he’s once again found himself on Paul Heyman’s radar.
Speaking in a new in-character interview with the ESPR Wrestling Podcast, Heyman said that he and The Bloodline have no issues with The New Day, along as they know their place.
“We don’t really have any issues with the New Day, we all like the New Day, they are fantastic, they just don’t understand their place at the table and their place is to be subservient to the Bloodline. King Woods needs to understand that it’s nice to be a king, but that doesn’t make you a Tribal Chief. Unless King Woods understands that and falls in line, he will be welcome on the Island of Relevancy,”
Heading into the November 12th episode of SmackDown, it has been confirmed that Roman Reigns will be taking on Xavier Woods. This has led many to wonder whether Big E will also be on the show to back up his friend and avenge the beat down delivered to Kofi Kingston the previous week.
Heyman said that even if Big E shows up on SmackDown, he’ll only meet the same fate as Kingston.
“If Big E has the balls to show up on SmackDown and he’d like a preview of the ass kicking he’s going to get at Survivor Series, he’s welcome to show up. Kofi got taken out by the Usos. If I’m Big E, I would not adhere to these grand boundaries — he’s on Raw and we’re on SmackDown and he can’t show up — If I’m Big E, I show up at the Norfolk Scope and I try to do something about the fact that Kofi got smashed by the Usos.
Then again, I’m not Big E, I’m a highly intelligent man with a great deal of street smarts. I don’t know if Big E is. If he is, he’ll show up. If he’s not, he’ll find out at Survivor Series the smashing he’s going to get at the hands of Roman Reigns.”
The Special Counsel to the Tribal Chief further explained that while he’s a fan of Big E, it’s time that he broke away from the New Day and carved out his own legacy.
“I was very complimentary towards Big E and I still am. Big E needs to break away from The New Day the same way Roman Reigns broke away from the Shield. Roman Reigns became such a megastar that the Shield could not contain Roman Reigns’ stardom any further.
Big E needs to take that same approach regarding King Woods and Kofi Kingston and the New Day. Big E is WWE Champion. When you think about the responsibility and obligation and accountability of being WWE Champion, we’re talking Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Triple H, these are the names whose legacies are now carried on the back of Big E.
He has to stop being concerned with the New Day. That’s what I’ve tried to explain to him on Talking Smack. When he takes an individualistic approach and understands his role, he will be a supremely dominant WWE Champion, second in WWE only to the Tribal Chief and Universal Champion Roman Reigns.”
Away from Survivor Series, Big E already knows the identity of his next challenger for his WWE Championship. After Seth Rollins won a Fatal-Four-Way Ladder Match on Raw he was confirmed as the number one contender, and has wasted little time in trying to get under the skin of the champion.
At time of writing there is no news on the the clash between the champion and Seth Rollins will take place.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.