Former multi time WWE Tag Team champion Big E recently spoke with Ryan Satin of FOX Sports.
During the interview ‘E’ was asked how he felt about WWE splitting up The New Day during the WWE Draft. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods were drafted to Raw, while Big E stayed on Smackdown to continue his singles run. You can see Big E’s comments below:
“if we’re going to do the split, it’s either we do it or we don’t. I still want some level of connectivity, but there’s going to be no clamoring for a reunion if I’m constantly around. Or if they’re constantly finding ways to be in my segments. I think that some separation could be a good thing. I think it allows us to build some identity.
“As much as I want us to stay connected … I feel like, as moving as Friday was for so many people, if next week I’m showing up at Raw or wearing a lucha mask and pretending that I’m not Big E on Raw, and I’m teaming with them – and they’re finding ways to get involved in my stuff – I feel like we’ve really detracted from this really emotional profound segment. At least to me. And from the response that we got from so many people. I feel like it takes away from that. We’ll need to find ways. I think there’s a bit of a line here that we need to find a way to toe to still make sure we stay connected, but absence makes the heart grow fonder and I want your heart to grow fonder.”
So for now it appears we won’t see all three members on The New Day on TV together. Woods and Kingston are at the start of a 9th WWE tag team title run and Big E is working his way up the card as a singles competitor, with the goal of becoming a world champion.