Kofi Kingston has revealed his, Big E’s and Xavier Woods’ reaction to Vince McMahon’s initial pitch for the New Day.
While the New Day has been one of WWE’s most popular acts of the past few years, the original direction for the group in 2014 was very different to the stable we know and love.
Speaking on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Kofi Kingston recalled Vince McMahon wanting the group to portray ‘positivity preaching preachers’.
Noting that he, E and Woods told him that they’ll make anything work, Kingston said:
“When we were given the gimmick of positivity preaching preachers, I’ll never forget it. We had been going back and forth with Vince about what we wanted to be. We wanted to be some guys who were not pleased with our positions in the company.
“He’s like, ‘Okay, well, how about you guys be preachers and you guys come out here and there’s gospel music.’ We’re just sitting there and we (The New Day) know that the people are going to reject this idea because nobody comes to WWE to go to church. But this is what he wanted us to do.”
“We told him, ‘Whatever you give us, we’ll make it succeed because of our chemistry. We believe in it.’ He’s like, ‘Alright, I’m going to put that to the test. You guys are going be positivity preaching preachers. Go get it over.’ We’re just like, alright, this is our chance and we supported each other.
“There were a lot of people who took a big dump on our aspirations. You know, they didn’t believe in us. They made fun of us when we were just trying to get over. But now you fast forward, and those same people have come back around, and they admitted that they were wrong.”
Big E is currently recovering from a broken neck suffered on the March 11 edition of SmackDown.
The former WWE Champion recently provided an update on his condition, which you can read more about right here.
Transcription via WrestlingNews.co.
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