Paul Heyman believes Big E is destined for great things now that he has broken away from his friends Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
Speaking on this week’s edition of Talking Smack — on which Big E was appearing as a guest — Heyman seemed to imply that being a member of The New Day was holding E back.
“It’s about damn time that this Big E came to the surface,” Heyman began. “This is the Big E that we’ve all been waiting and when I say ‘we all’ I mean every single member of this production crew, Kayla [Braxton] and all her contemporaries on the announcing staff, every member of that locker room, Roman Reigns himself, and I have all been waiting for this Big E,” the Talking Smack co-host continued.
“Because this is the Big E that one day goes into the WWE Hall of Fame. This is the Big E that Kofi and Xavier brag about even knowing and I mean no disrespect towards Kofi and Xavier, you know how much I respect and admire them, but truth be told, sir, the muscle behind The New Day was always Big E and now, you have a champion in your sights, which means you have a championship in your sights and Sami [Zayn] is the best first step in that direction for you because believe me, sir, when I tell you, a champion is only as great as the challengers that he puts down.”
Heyman continued to compliment Big E and told him that his future accomplishments will “mind boggling.”
“This Big E, a focused Big E, a singles championship-minded Big E has so much potential that ten years from now, as your story is being written, they will all say that the accomplishments that you did with The New Day pale by respectful comparison to the accomplishments that you will pull off on your own and I say that to you with the following caveat: what you’re going to accomplish in the next 10 years will be mind-boggling, sir. I’m looking forward to seeing it as is everybody else. But you have to accept in your heart that The New Day will only be a footnote in the story of the greatness of Big E. If I may prove my case to you, I ask you a rhetorical question: when was the last time you saw Roman Reigns in the ring, and anybody even bothered to mention The Shield?”
Heyman then decided that it was good time to end the show. He told his co-host Kayla Braxton to wrap-up so that his words to Big E could close the show.
Check out a video of Heyman’s Big E pep talk below.