WWE split up the New Day as part of the 2020 WWE Draft which ushered in an exciting time for Big E’s career. He is now on his own without Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods with him every week.
Big E is still coming out to his old New Day music, but that could change eventually. There was talk of switching up his entire presentation, but they’ve kept it the same for now.
The Gorilla Position recently spoke to Big E where he revealed that it was Daniel Bryan who pulled for his singles run. He said that they discussed new music and presentation for his character, but they never got around to that.
“With the Sheamus program, we talked about ideas like new music and new presentation for me and we talked about ‘when is the right time to play it?’ and we never got around to it because I hadn’t been in the arena for a few months because a lot of our stuff happened backstage until we had the match. With SmackDown, we don’t have as many segments to fill. We’re afforded the luxury of being able to do a little more creative stuff. I’m not entirely sure the differences between the Raw and SmackDown creative team, but the nice part is I feel like I have a voice with the SmackDown creative team. We’re able to go back and forth with ideas and they’re actually listening. Also, I have to give credit to Daniel Bryan. The idea for the solo run was from him. He’s the reason. Not just, ‘Hey, Big E…’ he’s actually part of the process and he’s the one who said, ‘This is what we should do with Big E.’ It feels like an environment where I do have a voice and I get to do what I want by any means.”
Ringside News ran an exclusive report about the extent that Edge and Daniel Bryan contribute to the creative process.
WWE is missing a lot without live fans. The organic reaction is no longer there despite WWE’s best efforts to replicate it in the ThunderDome. We’ll have to see what’s next for Big E, but his time on the blue brand as a singles Superstar is only just beginning.
Thanks to Fightful for the quote