Paul Heyman: Big E Needs To Break Away From New Day Like Roman Reigns Did With The Shield

Roman Reigns and Big E are set to clash in a champion vs. champion showdown at Survivor Series.

On SmackDown, Reigns is currently feuding with Big E's brothers in the New Day King Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston.

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According to the Wiseman Paul Heyman, there is no beef with New Day.

"We don't really have any issues with the New Day, we all like the New Day, they are fantastic, they just don't understand their place at the table and their place is to be subservient to the Bloodline. King Woods needs to understand that it's nice to be a king, but that doesn't make you a Tribal Chief. Unless King Woods understands that and falls in line, he will be welcome on the Island of Relevancy," Heyman said in an in-character interview with ESPR Wrestling Podcast.

On Friday's SmackDown, The Bloodline took out Kofi Kingston to set up a match with Reigns and Woods on this Friday's SmackDown.

Asked if Big E should show up to corner Woods, Heyman replied, "If Big E has the balls to show up on SmackDown and he'd like a preview of the ass kicking he's going to get at Survivor Series, he's welcome to show up. Kofi got taken out by the Usos. If I'm Big E, I would not adhere to these grand boundaries -- he's on Raw and we're on SmackDown and he can't show up -- If I'm Big E, I show up at the Norfolk Scope and I try to do something about the fact that Kofi got smashed by the Usos. Then again, I'm not Big E, I'm a highly intelligent man with a great deal of street smarts. I don't know if Big E is. If he is, he'll show up. If he's not, he'll find out at Survivor Series the smashing he's going to get at the hands of Roman Reigns."

Though big E and Reigns will clash at Survivor Series, Heyman believes that Big E can truly cement himself in WWE if he realizes his current star power and focuses simply on himself.

"I was very complimentary towards Big E and I still am. Big E needs to break away from The New Day the same way Roman Reigns broke away from the Shield. Roman Reigns became such a megastar that the Shield could not contain Roman Reigns' stardom any further. Big E needs to take that same approach regarding King Woods and Kofi Kingston and the New Day. Big E is WWE Champion. When you think about the responsibility and obligation and accountability of being WWE Champion, we're talking Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Triple H, these are the names whose legacies are now carried on the back of Big E. He has to stop being concerned with the New Day. That's what I've tried to explain to him on Talking Smack. When he takes an individualistic approach and understands his role, he will be a supremely dominant WWE Champion, second in WWE only to the Tribal Chief and Universal Champion Roman Reigns," he said.

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