Kevin Owens filled in for Big E for a couple of weeks before he turned heel. Big O led The New Day to the ring, but it only lasted a couple of episodes.

During the recent episode of The New Day: Feel The Power Big E opened up about this storyline. He didn’t appreciate WWE replacing him with Big O. He felt disrespected, but he also knew that it wasn’t Kofi Kingston or Xavier Woods’ call to replace him.

“With the meniscus thing, when I’m in the hospital, I’m in the bed. I just finished my surgery and I turn on the TV and I know [Kingston and Woods] have to do what you have to do, but I see you two and there’s Big O! There’s Kevin Owens doing my intro that I came up with and doing my tag move with you.

“So I get it and I have to suck it up and be a man and laugh it off, but it feels like a slap in the face to see someone in your position just doing your stuff. I felt disrespected. And, I don’t know. Obviously, it wasn’t an idea you guys came up with, so there was no issue with you. But just from that larger picture, just that you’re alone in a hospital room – you can have family there and whatever, but I was alone and I was there, but everything goes on without you, and you just move on, and does anyone care? Does it even matter?” Big E added, “and you feel very alone in the situation.”


Kevin Owens turned heel for a short time because WWE was in a bind. They needed someone to work as a heel against Kofi Kingston and they didn’t have Daniel Bryan available to them after WrestleMania.

A lot of people saw Owens’ heel turn coming and that included Big E. Now he can look back and be happy that is one storyline that they left behind them.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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