Big E Says Daniel Bryan Pitched The Idea For His Solo Run
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Big E is currently on a journey as a singles competitor for the first time in 6 years and that is partially due to Daniel Bryan’s creative input.
In a new interview with The Gorilla Position, Big E reveals that Daniel Bryan is part of the creative process and is one of the people who want Big E to take a chance on himself as a singles competitor.
“With the Sheamus program, we talked about ideas like new music and new presentation for me and we talked about ‘when is the right time to play it?’ and we never got around to it because I hadn’t been in the arena for a few months because a lot of our stuff happened backstage until we had the match. With SmackDown, we don’t have as many segments to fill. We’re afforded the luxury of being able to do a little more creative stuff. I’m not entirely sure the differences between the Raw and SmackDown creative team, but the nice part is I feel like I have a voice with the SmackDown creative team. We’re able to go back and forth with ideas and they’re actually listening. Also, I have to give credit to Daniel Bryan. The idea for the solo run was from him. He’s the reason. Not just, ‘Hey, Big E…’ he’s actually part of the process and he’s the one who said, ‘This is what we should do with Big E.’ It feels like an environment where I do have a voice and I get to do what I want by any means.
E has yet to make his SmackDown debut apart from The New Day. The last time he appeared on the show was alongside Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods for their final match as a trio.