Kofi Kingston set off on a magical run to the WWE Championship earlier this year, culminating at WrestleMania 35 when he defeated Daniel Bryan. Kofi enjoyed a six month run as WWE Champion, giving hope to everyone who has spent years grinding that they too can make it to the top of the mountain.
Big E hasn't quite been grinding as long as Kingston, but he's been on the main roster since 2012 and hasn't won singles gold since 2013. And Kofi believes it's time for Big E to shine in the singles spotlight.
"I think that when you talk to E, he's very modest about it," Kingston said to CBS Sports State of Combat podcast. "He says he just shows up to work and does what he's supposed to do. I think we all know, and we wouldn't be having this conversation if we didn't know E's potential to be able to carry the load. He's phenomenal on the mic, he's funny, he can be intense, he's well-spoken. He's just an all-around good dude. I think it's just a matter of time. When the time is right, he will definitely be somebody that can take the bull by the horns and lead the charge."
Kofi continued, "We'll see, we'll see what happens as time goes on but, yeah, E is definitely a guy that is more than capable of being the face of the company and lead. Myself and Woods will be right there beside him, supporting him the whole time and holding him up. That has always been the philosophy of our group -- always to push our brothers to the top. We'll see what happens, we never know. When it happened to me, it wasn't supposed to. Who knows? We'll see."
Big E is currently one half of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions alongside Kingston. Both Big E and Kingston, along with the third member of their group Xavier Woods, signed new five-year deals with WWE. The trio signed for the same terms as a sign of unity.