Big E cut a promo earlier today after Kofi Kingston was screwed out of a WWE Title match once again. It was very passionate and during that online promo Big E said: “We understand the game, we see where the game is, that people like us will only get so far.”
The New Day is a stable of three African American wrestlers, but that has never defined their characters. Apparently, as the deck continues to get stacked against Kofi Kingston, race is now being brought into the equation without outright saying it.
Mark Henry saw this passionate promo from Big E and he only had one word to sum up how he felt after watching: “Emotional.” Perhaps Mark Henry felt some of that frustration himself and he can relate to the realism going on in the angle.
WWE is in the Reality Era now and bringing race into the storyline — even if it is even suggested — is a huge way to get people going. We will just have to see this one play out on television, but hopefully, if they are taking this angle this far WWE will give Kofi Kingston a huge WrestleMania moment. However, Kofi Kingston deserves this spot and has earned the opportunity after being in the company for so long anyway and performing at such a high level.