His status as a fan-favorite star makes it easy to imagine that he gets cheered all the time. But there have been a few occasions when the current champion has been booed by the WWE Universe.
Big E recently sat down with Matty Paddock of The Independent to discuss all things WWE. When the subject of low moments in his WWE career came up, Big E told the story about how his feud with Bad News Barrett generated a negative response from the fans.
"I was in a program with Bad News Barrett," Big E began. "He was super over and had that scissor lift and was getting great reactions. The night that I dropped the title, I was blowing my comeback and getting booed and, as a babyface, that’s the worst! When you’ve got your heel rocking and rolling and you’re getting booed... oh no! Things have gone awry!"
Big E credits Xavier Woods for pulling him out of one of his lowest points in WWE
After Big E dropped the Intercontinental Championship to Barrett, he was informed that WWE creative had no plans for him. Luckily for Big E, Xavier Woods pitched the concept of The New Day to him the exact same day. As the saying goes, the rest is history.
"I ended up losing the title that night," Big E continued. "And it got to a point afterwards where [WWE agent] Road Dogg said, ‘We need to get you to work on something and find something because we have no plans for you right now.’ Thankfully, that same day [Xavier] Woods came up to me and pitched doing a faction [group]. That took some time to get going of course!"
While The New Day didn't happen overnight, it's good to see that when one door closed, another one opened for Big E.
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