Booker T Says Big E Should Have Been ‘More Selfish’ During Singles Run

1 year ago by Amanda Savage

Booker T Says Big E Should Have Been ‘More Selfish’ During Singles Run WWE

This week on his podcast, Booker T shared what he would have done differently if he were Big E during his recent singles run.

According to Booker T, Big E would have benefited from distancing himself from his New Day brothers Kofi Kingston and King Xavier Woods by eliminating more of their shared gimmick from his single character.


Booker T said of the singles run:

“I said maybe Big E should have shed a couple things and make that time, that run, his own, and make that run about Big E. I don’t think Big E throughout his run really ever made the run about Big E. I think that might be part of the problem.

“Social media and stuff like that, there’s a time to actually use it, and I think it was a perfect time for Big E to actually use social media and say, ‘ To hell with The New Day. To hell with Kofi and Xavier. I don’t have time to be messing around and playing games right now. Out with the old and in with the New Big E.’

“I want nothing but the best for Big E. I did say that I wished Big E would have shifted gears. My thing on this is he could have always gone back to The New Day. That’s like money in the bank. You can pick it up whenever you need it, but for him to have that moment to be able to separate from what he was doing, it was like me being in Harlem Heat but I still want to come out, play that role, dress the same, and look the same.

“I just thought that Big E had a prime opportunity to float on his own, and he did that, but I just thought he could have been a little bit more selfish in that moment. Sometimes as a professional wrestler, you just have to be selfish. It’s just part of it.”

Big E lost the WWE Championship to Bobby Lashley at WWE’s Day One event on January 1, 2022 and since was re-united with the New Day on SmackDown, wrestling in tag-team matches with Kofi Kingston despite their third member, Xavier Woods, still being out of action due to injury.

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