Can confirm that Big E’s lack of filter travels.
The New Day continued their tour of WWE podcasts with an appearance on After The Bell with Corey Graves on Wednesday. Earlier in the week on their own podcast, the trio’s amazing origin story was told. When talking to Graves, Big E told the story of finding out that Kofi Kingston was set to drop his WWE Championship to Brock Lesnar.
Kingston would lose the match to Lesnar in about five seconds.
“Kofi is a lot more level-headed than maybe anyone else that I have met in the business because everyone else would have reacted, I was irate when I found out about it and I think that is a testament to Kofi. I’m not going say no one else in the industry, but very few people would have had that same approach and be able to move on. And not have that feeling of sour grapes and that they were wronged.”
Kingston would also chime in that now that his character lost in under 10 seconds, what kind of case could he make for getting a rematch with Lesnar? The former WWE Champion added that in this business you can’t dwell on the past for too long.
Xavier Woods would also say that you have to look at everything as a battle in a larger war. So yeah, Woods admitted Kingston lost on the first episode of SmackDown on Fox, but New Day is still in the war.
Even in 2019 when kayfabe is all but dead on arrival, it’s still interesting to hear wrestlers pull back the curtain a little bit.
Now two months removed from the Brock Lesnar title win, did WWE make the right decision in how they ended Kofi Kingston’s championship run?