[Report] WWE Is Considering Major Plans For Big E After SummerSlam
A popular veteran WWE superstar may finally get his long-awaited main event singles push after SummerSlam, according to a report.
Citing sources, WrestleVotes reports that WWE is considering the idea of moving Big E over to Monday Night Raw at the draft, reportedly scheduled to take place after SummerSlam (in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 21). This would have The New Day “back together without” being a team again, and it would make Big E “a fresh face for the RAW main event scene”, WrestleVotes noted.
At last year’s WWE Draft (held in October) Big E was drafted to SmackDown, and Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston were selected by the Raw brand. Kingston is getting a giant singles push of his own, as he’s set to challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on July 18. Woods will reportedly be kept off of television for the time being.
Big E is in a feud with Apollo Crews, who defeated him to win the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 37. Crews successfully defended the title against him on the Apr. 30 and May 21 episodes of SmackDown. The latter was a fatal four-way match that also involved Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
The two-time Intercontinental Champion is one of the most popular babyfaces in WWE. So it makes sense for the company to give him a major push in the near future, especially with the company set to perform in front of live crowds again next month.
Big E Is Long Overdue For A Main Event Push
Big E has been a singles star for eight months now (and counting). By the time SummerSlam ends, it will have been nearly 11 months since he split from The New Day. It’s time for WWE to capitalize on Big E’s popularity by giving him a main event push, especially with Raw in need of major changes to its television product.