Mick Foley is confident that Big E could go down as an all-time WWE great with his upcoming singles run.
Big E, who has been a multi-time tag team champion throughout the last few years with The New Day, is set to have a singles run, at least for the next several weeks. Fellow stablemate Xavier Woods is still recovering from an Achilles injury while Kofi Kingston revealed on SmackDown this past week that he's going to be out of action for at least six weeks.
The injuries to both Woods and Kingston now gives Big E a chance to go off on his own for a while and work as a singles wrestler. Speaking on social media, Foley says it's time WWE utilizes some of its long-time and highly-talented wrestlers, including Big E. Foley believes that if Big E can show a more serious side of himself, then he will go down as one of the great WWE stars.
"I've been thinking about this upcoming singles run he's going to have. I believe WWE is in unprecedented times. Ratings have been dropping. It's time to make a bold statement and go with a couple of really talented guys, people who have been around for a long time. When it comes to being successful and really getting to that next level, it's all about having that ability and willingness to shift gears and get out of your comfort zone just a little bit. The way I see it, Big E has been in this really enjoyable, very successful holding pattern for years. New Day is one of the great acts in WWE history. They always will be looked on that way, but I believe if Big E can shift into high gear and put the foot down on the accelerator and remind people the work it took to look the way he does, that you don't get to be one of the most powerful men the sport has ever known through good humor alone and charisma. This is a guy that worked his butt off and I believe if he can show a different side of himself, a little bit more seriousness, a little more anger when the situation calls for it, he will go down as one of the great WWE superstars and I hope it happens," Foley said.
Prior to joining The New Day, Big E did wrestle as a singles competitor at times, having previously won the Intercontinental Championship and the NXT Championship.