Big E successfully cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to snatch the WWE Championship from Bobby Lashley's hands on September 13, 2021. He held the belt for 110 days, before surrendering to Brock Lesnar in the 'Fatal Five-Way match.
'went on stage at' Day 1' Just before facing Seth Rollins on Raw this week, Big E officially announced that he will be taking part in the 2022 edition of the Royal Rumble match. According to rumors, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar will battle it out at WrestleMania 38, meaning they will both retain their respective titles at the Royal Rumble.
We'll see if Big E can fit into the contest between the two heavyweights. During the latest installment of 'Legion of RAW' on Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo harshly criticized the way Big E.
Vince Russo talks about Big E
“Roman Reigns' Coronavirus positivity caused Brock Lesnar to move to the WWE Championship match. A move that proved decisive for the fate of Big E, who was forced to sell his title.
I think he deserved a rematch, as befits any former champion. I didn't like the way WWE has handled it for the past couple of weeks. If he does not get back into the game immediately, Big E risks ending up in limbo with no way out" - analyzed Vince Russo.
Vince was then asked to choose his favorite between John Cena and Randy Orton: “They are two great professionals, there is no doubt about it. We are talking about two formidable athletes, who have written memorable pages of wrestling history.
If I had to pick one, I'd opt for John Cena. It is no coincidence that John has also managed to breakthrough in the world of cinema. I don't know how Randy Orton would have fared outside of wrestling. As for Cena, we knew right away that he would transcend wrestling."
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Big E expressed that the WWE Championship meant a lot to him, and he doesn't want to pretend like everything is perfect after losing it. “I don’t want to position it as learning from Kofi’s missteps.
I know what his intentions were, and mine would have been the same. He didn’t do anything wrong. But I have learned that losing this title hurts. I love being myself and being entertaining, but you can’t go from dropping a world championship to saying everything is golden.
This title meant a lot to me, and it meant to a lot of people, too. My focus is clawing back to that spot,” said Big E.