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 Fightful, Big E commented on using Twitter too much: “Horrible idea. It was Woods’ idea and I regretted it immensely. It was just too much. It was too much. I had fun during my hiatus a little bit.
Someone asked me for a picture of myself and I sent them a picture of my nipple, ‘cause it was funny to me at the time. But then the internet can swallow you whole if you allow it to. I like to dabble. Actually I do more than dabble, I have a bit of a problem.
I’m on my phone way too much. I do. I had more of a lust for Twitter when I had the time; I was just sitting around the house. I mean, I was doing rehab, I was working out. But I had more time for my mind to wander. And that was mostly the problem, is my mind just wanders.
I just don’t have the same desire I had to. I’m sorry. Nothing really piques my interest these days”.