Big E: CM Punk Pretty Much Saved My Career By Putting In A Good Word

Kofi Kingston got to realize his dream at WrestleMania 35 when he won the WWE Title after 11 long years in the company. Kofi winning the WWE Title as part of New Day proved that the group could branch out and have a successful singles run.

And now, it might be Big E's turn.

"I'd love to do more singles stuff, especially the last couple of years. I get when people say, 'Oh, you guys are getting stale' or 'you're stuck in a rut.' There are times where I feel like we could use a change too. People sometimes reach out to me like I write the show. We acknowledge that it's entertainment. You know I don't write the show. We have a certain level of creative freedom in that, I can tweak a promo, but I can't re-write the show or write my own programs or feuds. We don't do that. It's always been about trying to do the best I can with what I'm given. There's a lot more I can do in my career and we can still stay together as a faction." Big E said on My Mom's Basement.

Big E has a successful run as a singles star in NXT, winning the NXT Title and getting over with his "Five" gimmick.

When asked about being called up to the main roster and his initial run alongside Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee, Big E said, "My NXT run, I loved and there are elements of that, that I do miss. Being a powerhouse and having something unique like the five count. I tried when I came up and that wasn't something that we were going to do on the main roster despite having this great theme. There was no explanation, I didn't do it. I thought I came up in a good spot with Dolph Ziggler and AJ to where I could branch out and do my own stuff, but it didn't work out that way. I had the IC Title run, and I have to give credit to Punk, he pretty much saved my career by putting in a good word for me. I got to work Punk, win the IC Title, and I was established then. There's a good amount of people who give me feedback and say, 'You can be World Champion,' and I believe that as well. And I'm prepared for it. I've never felt like I need to turn on Kofi and Woods and leave New Day behind to accomplish that goal."

While some fans may want New Day to break up, Big E believes that would be "a lazy fix." You can find his full comments on a potential New Day breakup by clicking here.

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