WWE Champion Big E has revealed that he pushed for a match with WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg at WWE Crown Jewel.
Speaking with Sportsnet, Big E explained that Goldberg was one of his favorite stars growing up, so a bout against the former Universal Champion would’ve made his career come full circle in his eyes.
Wanting to face a combination of former champions and stars yet to reach the top of the mountain during his title reign, Big E said:
“I think the cool thing for me is that there are so many fresh matchups because I have not been in that top role. We’ve been in a top act in many ways (with the New Day) but there are so many singles matchups out there that are fresh for me. I was trying to make some noise for this Goldberg match at Crown Jewel, but that clearly (didn’t happen). It would have been really full circle. He was my childhood hero and idol, and I’ve spoken effusively about that.
“But for me, there isn’t necessarily anyone that I’m targeting. I want the best and I love the fact that I’m getting an opportunity to be in the ring with Drew (McIntyre), a two-time WWE Champion. And I think just continuing to add talent like that, guys who were former world champions, that’s what I want. Hopefully, my reign is very long and I’d love to be able to look down that list and see world champion after world champion. I’d also love to see really talented men who haven’t had those same opportunities”
On the October 21 show, Big E successfully defended his gold against Drew McIntyre, and Goldberg in a Falls Count Anywhere bout.