Big E's sights remain on Roman Reigns.
Big E won the Money in the Bank briefcase on Sunday at WWE Money in the Bank, allowing him to cash in for an opportunity at the WWE Championship, WWE Universal Championship, or NXT Championship.
While many fans believe Big E going after Bobby Lashley makes sense given how Lashley has decimated E's brothers in the New Day in recent times, Big E is targeting Roman Reigns.
"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," Big E told Steven Muehlhausen of DAZN. "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?"
Roman is coming off a successful Universal Championship defense over Edge at WWE Money in the Bank. After the bout, he was confronted by John Cena, who challenged him for WWE SummerSlam.
Lashley destroyed Kofi Kingston at WWE Money in the Bank, and Big E took time to recognize just how good Lashley has been over the last year while speaking of the historical significance should he change his mind and go after "The Almighty."
"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," said Big E.
Lashley seems headed for a showdown with Goldberg, who returned to WWE on Monday and screamed "I'M NEXT!" at Lashley.
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