Big E is undoubtedly one of the top Superstars on Friday Night Smackdown and had been on the receiving end of a push for the past few months as a singles competitor.

It would see him win the WWE Intercontinental Championship last year and he had a solid run as the champion before losing it to Apollo Crews at WrestleMania 37. Since then many fans would agree that Big E hasn’t been booked as well.

Apart from his singles run, Big E is still a member of The New Day, which is one of the most popular tag teams in the history of pro wrestling. It seems WWE had plans of slipping up the tag team long after a crucial moment in their careers.

While speaking to talkSPORT, Big E claimed that Vince McMahon told the team to split up after Kofimania back in 2019. Big E added that there were people who wanted the group to split up even before Kofimania.

“I know there were rumours for a while that certain things were pitched, but I think because we had been so adamant about not wanting to be broken up I think that’s where people were like, ‘Ehhh, I don’t know if we should because they really don’t want it.’

“I can’t really divulge the conversation, but even from the top of the business, the very head of what we do – you know exactly who I’m talking about – he directly told us, ‘Hey, this is the idea’, and we said, ‘We’re not feeling it’. This was post-KofiMania. There were people who wanted it earlier (than that) as well.

“If we’d done it, we would have missed out on so many great moments. I still think that doing it now or soon, there are great moments to come and we have a lot more to offer. I think you’ve seen happy, clappy New Day for a very long time.

“I think there’s a lot of things we could do; we haven’t even really teased any tension. We haven’t done a friendly rivalry. There’s things we could do to toe that line.”

This interview confirms Ringside News’ exclusive report about how close WWE really came to breaking up the New Day.

The trio makes appearances together during WWE pay-per-views, even if they have been on two different brands since the WWE Draft last year. It is highly unlikely the group will be splitting up anytime soon, if ever.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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