The New Day might be three of the top babyfaces in WWE. But the group sometimes just misses being able to rip on towns.
As one of the most popular acts in WWE, New Day have more freedom in front of the camera than most. Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods previously discussed their creative freedom and having the trust of Vince McMahon. Their writing process typically includes them sitting a room and bouncing ideas off each other. And sometimes, stuff said in the room doesn't make television. But sometimes it does.
"When we go through promos, sometimes we'll say some stuff that we don't intend on saying on television. I said, 'country music sucks.' This is me, not my character. We were laughing backstage like, 'he's not going to say this.' We got out there and I talked about my disdain for country music. For the most part, country music is not for me," said Kofi Kingston on New Day: Feel The Power.
Big E continued, "We did that in Nashville, the home of country music. I miss being able to open the cheeks up on a town and release my bowels. In Pittsburgh, we got the Terrible Towels and I rubbed it between my crotch. In Baltimore, we did something with Adam Jones, who played for the Orioles, and we were able to denigrate local sports teams and heroes. I really miss that."
Kofi laughed and said, "We're over here in this wrestling world and then you have professional athletes who have lost pretty big games and we're openly laughing at it."
New Day had a one-year heel from 2015-16 but have been bayface ever since due to the overwhelming crowd support.
"We begged to turn heel, but we were fighting to turn babyface. We didn't want it," Xavier Wood said. "They told us we had to do it because it was too much of a stark difference when we'd be in matches with people."
Big E added, "I guess it was good. I just didn't want to do it. But I get it. If you're a babyface and you're working with us and we're getting cheered and shaking our asses, I'd be annoyed with us too."
And Xavier followed up, "I would imagine that Attitude Era wise, if you were wrestling against The Rock as a heel, you'd just be like, 'What am I supposed to do as a babyface?' I'm not saying we're The Rock. Just to make that clear."
Elsewhere during the podcast, the trio discussed their disappointment over WrestleMania 32. You can view their full comments by clicking here.
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