Kofi Kingston thinks Big E would have a big, successful run as a singles wrestler.
In an interview with AL.com, Kingston was asked about past comments from Corey Graves on his podcast about Big E being someone that should break off on his own. Kingston did agree with the notion that Big E would be very successful and that any member of The New Day doesn't necessarily have to be split from the group in order to succeed on their own. Kingston enjoyed his own run with the WWE Championship throughout 2019, starting with a win over Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania to win his first WWE Championship.
"Big E is a phenomenal competitor and just a really, really funny dude on so many different levels, easily the funniest one out of all three of us. Me and Woods say all the time, it’s not fair. He can just kind of look at you and have people dying laughing. He has his finger on the pulse of what is good in wrestling. He knows how to make things unique. I agree 100 percent that he would have an amazing singles run. I think a lot of people think a lot of people think that would mean the New Day would have to break up, and that’s not the case. We’ve always looked at ourselves as a faction. We’ve never looked at ourselves as just a tag team. We’ve never put ourselves in a box as far as being one thing. One of the possibilities that we’ve discussed is all of us having singles titles and still being a group and doing it because we are brothers. It’s a very real friendship and bond. We push each other and want everyone to achieve the most they can achieve. I say it all the time, with me being the WWE champion, I was the one wearing the title, but it was all three of us that were the champions because without Woods and E, I would not have been in that situation. We all support each other to the fullest. We push for the best for all of us," Kingston said.
Before Big E won multiple tag team titles with The New Day, he did enjoy some success as a singles competitor, winning the Intercontinental Championship at one point. Kingston added that he hopes that singles run happens at some point, but that the New Day is also taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to their future.
"Hopefully that does come to fruition in some way, shape or form, but I guess we’ll all kind of just wait and see what happens. We show up to work and try to work with the scraps that we’re given and make the best of the opportunities we have. Everybody knows Big E would be an amazing singles competitor. If that were to happen, it would be with the New Day behind him 100 percent. We push each other to the fullest and want to achieve the most they can possibly achieve in this business and in life," Kingston said.
The full interview can be read at this link.