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Big E Will Go on to Face Roman Reigns Next – Here’s Why

Published 09/04/2020, 12:29 PM EDT

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After the controversial title win at WWE Payback, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will be back on SmackDown this week. Earlier today, WWE announced that Roman would address the crowd for the first time since his return and title win. WWE also revealed that the main event will be a fatal four-way match to determine Reigns’ opponent for Clash of Champions 2020. We think Big E will be the winner.

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Big E should win the fatal four way battle

The match would feature two pre-existing rivalries. Big E, Sheamus, Baron Corbin, and Matt Riddle will face each other to have a Universal Title shot.


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At Payback, babyfaces Big E and Matt Riddle defeated heels Sheamus and King Corbin in their respective matches. Now we will see who emerges at the top.


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However, there are chances that either one of Big E or Matt Riddle will win the match and have a go at Reigns’ title. This win would set the field for a face vs. heel match.

Considering the new push towards Big E and his emergence as a solo performer, we are predicting Big E would score the win.

The popularity of Roman Reigns and Big E would definitely give the blue brand a push!

Let’s not forget “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt as well. There is a high chance he will emerge from the darkness and confront Roman in his usual eerie style.

In a recent interview with Talksport, Big E revealed WWE had a choice between him and Roman Reigns to become the face of the company. Then WWE chose Reigns over Big E and he understands the reason.

“I’ve been in the ring with him and he’s incredible, he gets so much love. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone say ‘I didn’t enjoy working with him’ or ‘I didn’t think he was good in the ring. If you’ve been in the ring with [you’d know] he deserves the spot he got!”


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He agrees he was not ready to be the face, “So six or seven years ago, it wouldn’t have made sense [for me to get the push] and I wasn’t ready for it then.”

However, now Big E is more confident of his solo run as a performer.


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“Now I feel so much more comfortable as a performer, as a promo and in my character – and unabashedly being myself. I feel capable of being whatever this run is going to be.”

With his win over Sheamus at Payback and a chance at a world title, we think WWE is ready to acknowledge Big E for the star that he is.

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Angana Roy


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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.
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