The New Day then defeated Cesaro and Sheamus the following week on SmackDown to earn the right to face The Bludgeon Brothers at SummerSlam, where they won the match by disqualification, meaning the Bludgeon Brothers retained their titles.
Two days later on SmackDown, however, The New Day defeated The Bludgeon Brothers in a No Disqualification match to capture the titles for a third time. Big E and WOods then represented the New Day when they unsuccessfully defended their tag titles against The Bar on SmackDown 1000.
Big E entered the 2019 Royal Rumble but was eliminated by Samoa Joe. In the lead-up to WrestleMania 35, Big E's New Day teammate Kofi Kingston was attempting to earn a shot at the WWE Championship and after many attempts, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon granted him the title shot after Big E and Xavier Woods defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev, The Bar, The Usos, and Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan in a tag-team gauntlet match.
Shortly after WrestleMania, Big E suffered a legitimate knee injury which sidelined him for weeks. He later returned and eventually earned another SmackDown tag team title opportunity at Extreme Rules. At the event, Big E and Xavier Woods defeated Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan and Heavy Machinery to win the titles.
In a recent interview with Mirror Sport, Big E commented on not being a fan of President Donald Trump: “Obviously, we’re not a big fan of what’s going on with the administration, and I can’t say it’s something I’d be excited to do.
So, I have no desire to go to the White House currently. We have a lot of problems in our country. It’s a beautiful country, and there is a lot to celebrate and applaud, but just a lot of the rhetoric that comes out of the White House is something that, obviously, we’re not supportive of. I have no desire to go to The White House”.