Big E truly had a long and difficult road to the top of WWE. After a solid run on NXT, he was called up to the main roster but was eventually lost in the shuffle. It seems Big E is no longer considered a singles title worthy wrestler anymore.
At the WWE Day 1 pay-per-view, Big E defended his WWE Championship against Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar. To the shock of many, Brock Lesnar pinned Big E after hitting an F5 and won the match, thereby becoming the new WWE Champion.
Many fans felt Big E’s first reign as the WWE Champion left much to be desired as fans wanted better for him. Big E even previously admitted he wasn’t happy with his WWE Championship run.
Big E was also officially moved to Friday Night Smackdown last week. According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Big E’s move to Friday Night Smackdown was a sign that he is no longer considered as a singles champion level wrestler.
Big E being moved to Smackdown permanently and put back with the New Day as a tag team looks to have ended his push as a singles champion level guy. The plan on Smackdown was to put him in with the New Day and he wasn’t brought over specifically to be an opponent for Reigns, although obviously that could still happen simply due to the fact Reigns constantly will need new opponents over the next year and they have depth issues when it comes to challengers and he at least was on top for much of 2021 so has some singles main event credibility.
Big E was originally supposed to be in the main event of WrestleMania 38 this year, but that is no longer the case. Fans of BIg E who believe he deserves another run with the WWE Championship will surely be disappointed now that he is no longer considered to be a main event level talent.