While on a recently press junket tour through India, Big E of The New Day spoke with NDTV Gadgets 360, and he talked about the creative freedom that the New Day enjoys in the WWE. He understands and appreciates that a lot of other acts don't get that kind of leeway.
“We have a long leash for sure. That’s taken time to get trust from the higher-ups and people of importance. But yeah, we don’t write everything," said Big E. "A lot of times we’re given scripts and we disagree with the script’s directions and we have some leniency to retool. A lot of times it’s ‘hey we need an overhaul and none of it works’ and sometimes it’s just a few tweaks here and there.
“We’ve been very fortunate. A lot of talent really don’t have that ability to just say, ‘Hey I want to rewrite this promo,’ but it’s really helped us. And one thing we’ve noticed, too, is that as much as we – as a company – try to attach ourselves to pop culture, we felt also that a lot of times they were a little outdated or a little bit, outside of their window of freshness.”
What? The WWE? A little behind the times when it comes to pop culture references? Say it isn't so, Big E.
You can read the full interview at this link.