A new report has shed some light on the backstage reaction to Big E losing the WWE Championship at Day 1 in his five-way match with late entrant Brock Lesnar.
Big E cashed in his Money In The Bank briefcase in September 2021 and defeated Bobby Lashley to win the title belt. His victory made him the second New Day member to win the top title, following in the footsteps of Kofi Kingston who picked up the gold at WrestleMania 35 in New Jersey.
However, his reign came to an end after 110 days with his loss to ‘The Beast Incarnate’, having previously survived title challenges from the likes of Lashley, Drew McIntyre and Austin Theory.
The contest at Day 1 had grown in size already from its original announcement, and was slated to be a fatal four-way match also including Lashley, Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins. After Brock Lesnar’s original contest got changed, he was added to the WWE Championship match.
Lesnar was originally set for a rematch with Roman Reigns, with the Universal Championship on the line. However, after ‘The Head Of The Table’ was diagnosed with COVID-19 on the day of the event, the match was canned. The most recent report, given by The Usos, says that Reigns is recovering well and staying safe.
A new report from Fightful Select has given some insight in to the reaction from his peers backstage to Big E losing the title to someone only added to the match on the day of the show. It is said that people feel he was not “booked consistently” during his time with the gold.
The report also notes that there were many backstage involved with Big E’s ongoing storyline that went “above and beyond” to make sense of how things took place during the show.