Big E has a new entrance, and a new theme, but it wasn't his call.
As revealed on Fightful Select, Big E didn't necessary want new theme music from what we've heard, but he made the best of it and was able to help land a major star in Wale.
Big E debuted his new theme on Smackdown to positive reaction, but it wasn't him who pushed for the new theme, it was the WWE office. Fightful learned that Big E did want Wale to do the theme specifically, however, which lends more credibility to the word we've been given that WWE has been receptive to input when changing themes for wrestlers over the last several months.
We also got word that the theme was supposed to debut months ago, around the time of the Big E vs. Sheamus feud happened, but there needed to be some tweaks made to the song.
Big E had been using the Jim Johnston-produced New Day theme since 2014, even during his singles run.
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