Big E reveals New Day rejected plans for splitting up after Kofimania. The group eventually separated last year during the draft.
There are now loyalties in wrestling. It is very uncommon for a faction in wrestling to go their own way without one or the other turning on each other. That however, is exactly how the New Day parted ways. Last year the group was split up after Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods were drafted to Raw while Big E remained on SmackDown.
In a recent interview talkSPORT, Big E revealed that Vince McMahon had plans to split them after the famous KofiMania storyline in 2019 and directly told them about his plans. However, the group turned it down and the trio remained together for another year and a half.
Big E reveals New Day rejected plans for splitting up after Kofimania
“I know there were rumours for a while that certain things were pitched, but I think because we had been so adamant about not wanting to be broken up I think that’s where people were like, ‘Ehhh, I don’t know if we should because they really don’t want it.’
“I can’t really divulge the conversation, but even from the top of the business, the very head of what we do – you know exactly who I’m talking about – he directly told us, ‘Hey, this is the idea’, and we said, ‘We’re not feeling it’. This was post-KofiMania. There were people who wanted it earlier (than that) as well,”
“If we’d done it, we would have missed out on so many great moments. I still think that doing it now or soon, there are great moments to come and we have a lot more to offer. I think you’ve seen happy, clappy New Day for a very long time. I think there’s a lot of things we could do; we haven’t even really teased any tension. We haven’t done a friendly rivalry. There’s things we could do to toe that line.”
Kingston will face Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship this Sunday at Money in the Bank. Big E on the other hand, will be a competitor in the titular Money in the Bank Ladder match.
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