WWE Champion Big E has opened up about one dream match he’d love to have now that he’s holding a world championship – naming the Phenomenal AJ Styles!
In an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Big E was asked about the possibility of feuding with AJ Styles for the WWE Championship – before adding an emphatic affirmation.
“I can’t say yes to that idea any stronger or louder. Styles is a pioneer. I have so much respect for what he’s done throughout his career. If his whole career stopped before he got to WWE, he still would have been one of the best of this generation. The fact that he was able to do everything he did outside of here, and then come here and keep cooking, it’s amazing.”
Big E went on to say that they’ve managed to meet in the ring a couple of times, but the current WWE Champion was actually over on SmackDown when Styles and Omos were teaming up against his New Day compatriots, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, recently.
“I have so much respect for him as a performer. We’ve had a few interactions, and we had a couple matches with Y2AJ [Styles and Chris Jericho] when they were together, but I would love a proper one-on-one program with him. He is ideal—he’s so good, his offense is so believable, and I could fly around him.”
Big E is the current WWE Champion, having dethroned Bobby Lashley after cashing in his Money In The Bank contract on WWE RAW.