It was reported last week that Smackdown star Big E had suffered a knee injury that would keep him out of action for an undisclosed about of time. Speaking to TMZ, his New Day brother Kofi Kingston discussed the idea of Big E turning heel upon his return to TV, firmly shutting down the idea.
“I don’t know understand that man. I don’t understand why people say that. We’ve said it since the beginning of time — the philosophy of the New Day has always been to lift your brother up so that is the goal.”
Just because other great factions throughout history like The Shield or Evolution have imploded, Kofi says that New Day didn’t have to go down the same path:
“I think the stereotypical path to take — you see all these factions and when somebody has success, one of them goes off and does something on their own or someone wants success, one of them goes and does something on their own. That’s very typical”.
Kofi, who defeated Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35 for the WWE Championship said that the best thing about New Day was the fact they are unique and unlike any other faction in WWE currently, or throughout the company’s history:
“Anything about New Day, if anyone has seen New Day on TV or whatever, everything that we do is atypical. We come out, we skip, clap, I twerk, I wear unicorn horns, we wear pink and blue, we go out there, we throw pancakes out, we like ice cream and we have Booty-O’s. Everything that we do, it’s not your typical story so for us to break up, that would be like doing the opposite of New Day and doing the standard [outcome] and from that aspect alone, it just won’t happen so, everything we do, we do together. Like you saw in our vignettes, we talked about together. Good little callback. Together, together, together. Go back and watch it or maybe not. They are probably not the best thing to watch but the New Day is all about the group and that’s the way it’s going to be”.
This comes after Kofi Kingston responded to comments made by WWE Hall of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham who advised the new champion to start “doing steroids”.
Thanks to Fightful for the transcripts.