On Monday's episode of WWE Raw, The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E, & Xavier Woods) will battle The Bloodline (Roman Reigns & The Usos) in a six-man tag team bout.
Big E was on Friday's SmackDown, just days after winning the WWE Title from Bobby Lashley on Raw, confronting Reigns & The Usos. Big E teamed with Finn Balor to defeat The Usos on SmackDown.
While fans are excited at seeing New Day take on Bloodline, some are upset that the match isn't taking place at Survivor Series or hasn't been built more by the company.
"Nothing surprises me," Kofi Kingston told Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda when asked if he was surprised that the match is happening so quickly. "The great thing about WWE is that you don't know what's going on. A lot of people were upset. People get upset when they can't predict what is happening. 'Why are you doing this now? You should be doing it...' You want to talk about how to build a story, how about just enjoy the match you're about to get. Who knows what is going to happen at Survivor Series, we might do it again and do it even better. The way that we do things, we work towards a great product in terms of telling stories. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the story that is being told. You have to know the history between New Day and Usos."
Kofi continued, discussing how the match has years of history behind it.
"Back in the day, you had Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart feuding over the Intercontinental Championship. It'd be amazing matches, classics. Then they go off, do their own thing, have different rivalries, get better and grow as competitor, then come back around and feud over the WWE Championship. You see it again and there is so much more at stake. That's kind of what's been going on with us and the Usos. When they started popping off, they got rid of the face paint and being more themselves. As New Day was coming up, we were trying to find ourselves and we had these incredible bangers that got better. Big E and Roman Reigns...long story short, Big E was supposed to be in The Shield. Roman gets the call, builds himself, and does all these incredible things and has an incredible run with The Shield. Big E has done incredible things and has shown incredible growth. Now, these guys circle back as the WWE Champion and Universal Champion. The story is there and we're excited as performers. Any time we get together, it's always a banger," he said.
You can find Big E's comments on nearly being part of The Shield by clicking here.
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