Big E is keeping his positive attitude alive and just trying to be fan of people he loves during his absence from the ring.
The former WWE champion did media for WWE over the Royal Rumble weekend. Denise Salcedo asked the New Day star about not being able to compete in the Rumble and if he feels left out. E said that he’s taking this time to look at the product as a fan:
“No. I think it’s really cool just to see the past couple years. As performers, we’re so often in the mold of what’s next. We’re always thinking about our career. But the nice thing is since I’ve been out I’ve been able to just sit back and be a fan of people and see kind of the lay of the land. It’s nice to be excited for people like Jade, for Liv coming back. Just so many of my favourite people. So for me, I don’t have any weird feelings about not being in myself. It’s just cool to root for my friends and people who I think are really talented.”
Big E hasn’t been on the road for WWE since he suffered a neck injury during the March 11, 2022 episode of SmackDown. Speaking about what it means for him to be back in the fold for an event such as Royal Rumble, the former champion said it’s like a big reunion for him:
“It’s really cool. For me honestly it feels like a big reunion because I’m not on the road regularly. So a lot of the people that I’ve known for quite some time, I don’t get to see all the time. So it’s just nice and especially for big events like this, for WrestleMania when you see so many people you haven’t seen in so long. It’s just nice. We are in many ways, a big travelling circus. So an opportunity for us to all get together again is really lovely. To do it just down the street from where I live. This is my community. I live in Land O’Lakes in the Tampa area. So it’s been beautiful to see all the love and excitement just around my city.”
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