WWE fans felt at a good moment on Sunday at Money in the Bank as Big Ek climbed the ladder to retrieve the Money in the Bank suitcase. Along with winning, Big Ek is guaranteed the title he won at the time of his selection next year, as he almost always manages to become the world champion winner.
With the return of John CenaThe victory of Big E is one of the most lasting memories of the event. When he got the win with CBS Sports and was talking for just under 24 hours, Big Ek was still enjoying the moment.
“It’s pretty incredible,” Big Ek said. “I think having the honor of being a suitcase is incredibly incredible, well, I’m close to being a world champion. But the moment of the night is something I’ll remember for a long time. That’s energy, the reaction of the fans, there’s no such thing. That’s what we want in our industry, you know? and you work for years, nights like this, nights where almost everything feels perfect.I thought it was a great match.and humbling to be with talented performers and guys who can be champions of the world and are so incredible in what they do is humble with that moment and significant moments. being in a new crowd.It seemed like so many things where there was a perfect storm.
“… I think, for me, the last game is to be world champion. But I also want to have fun with that. That has been my focus until I have been a soloist and a solo fighter. I want to approach this with determination but I want to be myself I want to have fun and have fun. I think the little interaction you saw with me and Paul Heyman on Friday. That’s a little bit. to get out and make people smile and make them laugh and entertain. But people want to know that there is a world champion on my side, not just to be one, but to have a memorable and long kingdom and that people enjoy. “
While fans felt that Big Ek was ready to run to the top of the card, he sometimes felt that WWE would never be a trigger when given that opportunity. Big Ek separated Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods from his New Day bandmates and even when he went to SmackDown he never felt he had built a significant lasting momentum.
Big E stressed that despite the impatient moments of recent years, he continued to do his best with all the attention given.
“I guess there are moments like this, I feel like I can do a lot more and I should do it,” Big Ek said. “In vain, I try to control what I can. It is a waste of mental energy and emotions to sit and complain. My point has always been, ‘Hey, man, whatever you give me, do your best. With him every night.’ I’ve always tried to feel as much as possible. To be the most important team of all time and to do such incredible things on the new day, it never felt like I did it and it was time to be a ghost and it will never be.I will one day retire to feel that I still have more work to do. I feel like I’ve been ready for the last two years. Shedding respect for my classmates has strengthened my confidence in thinking, yes, you know what? I’m ready to take first place. It feels like now? It’s here now. It’s time. We’re here and I’m happy. “
Big Ek has been very busy outside the ring lately. One of WWE’s most iconic and immediately recognizable voices, WWE has become the face of an effort to find “the next great ring speaker” in the WWE competition being held at TikTok. In SummerSlam.
“I think it’s very easy to get caught up in the ring-tellers of my childhood,” Big Ek said of the main features of a great ring-teller. “You think about Howard (Finkel), but what makes a good ring announcer is that you have to have some kind of professionalism, but I really like it when the ring announcers bring their own style or have a guy John Cena, his call is a little different and for the guy I like it while I like ring ringers when they are professional they give a little more personality.It’s a bit of a balance.We’re using TikTok right now to make the world a great ring ringer speaker, it’s very nice.It’s very nice to see it end soon in SummerSlam.To find talent and the way we use new media to collect it is exciting. We’ll see how it shakes. “
More importantly, Big Ek has been collaborating with friends to launch a project to raise awareness of important black characters throughout history. A project called Rock of Our Heroes is an effort by Big E, Andreas Hale and Jonathan Davenport, featuring animation and hip hop, and will kick off in the coming months with a Ruby Bridges film.
“For me, I think the death and murder of George Floyd was something that really shook me and I had a feeling I wanted to do more,” Big Ek said. “I didn’t know what to do, but I have a bit of a platform and a voice and I wanted to use it. I think a lot of ignorance and hatred starts with a lack of understanding and I thought, ‘You know what? What if we did something like Schoolhouse Rock or a spiritual sequel? But let’s face it for black characters, politicians and artists and activists don’t have enough focus.
“This project we’re working on right now is focused on Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old black girl in 1960 who joined a white school in New Orleans. Her story is for everyone. It’s huge. The story … I want to use hip hop so much so that it was fresh.In so many ways, hip hop is the language of culture right now.We wanted to use animation.Jonathan Davenport has been designing New Day equipment, I think for the last seven years and he’s a tremendous artist.Have a job of love “It really is. Our hope is to produce this film that we hope to do in the coming months, and hopefully we can have a series. Make this story more. That’s what I’m happy about and what we’ve been working on almost every day for the last few months.”