Big E has been riding high since winning the men’s Money in the Bank contract this past weekend. Considering that Nikki A.S.H. has already cashed in her contract to win the Raw women’s championship from Charlotte Flair, many pro wrestling fans want to know how soon it will be before Big E follows suit. Before doing that, he’ll have to decide which championship to pursue.
In an interview with DAZN, Big E said a match with WWE champion Bobby Lashley has obvious significance:
“I think it really does have a lot of significance. I think that’s a great point. As far as you know, two black men competing for that title is incredible. I think it also means more to me because I think Bobby has done an incredible job elevating himself. I think seeing him with the Hurt Business with MVP; he’s a guy who you knew had what it took but wasn’t there. I think back to the stuff with him and Sami (Zayn). When you watch that program, you don’t think future world champion. He was in that doldrum of sorts. I think this last year when I watch him, he looks like ‘The Guy’ to me. He looks like a star. He moves like a star. He performs like a star. I think he’s incredibly talented. It’s odd to think at 45 that he’s really hitting his stride.”
Ultimately, though, Big E acknowledged that Universal champion Roman Reigns is the number one guy to beat:
“I feel Roman’s the guy though. Roman’s the guy in the industry, and if you want to be remembered, if you want to do something cool, something special, that’s a great way to do it. Roman’s on a tear. This is one of the best runs I can remember. I feel like he’s definitely hitting his stride in a way that he hasn’t before. You can look at the entire scope of the rest of the industry, and you can determine who you think is the number one guy, who you think is the best, who should be at the very top. I think it’s not that difficult to make an argument for Roman being number one across all brands, across all boards. Beating him means that whoever beats him for that title, it’s going to be memorable. It’s going to mean something, and why not me?”
Which champion do you think Big E will attempt to dethrone using his Money in the Bank contract?