“We Wanted This to Feel Real”- Big E Comments on New Day’s Emotional Farewell Promo on SmackDown

Published 10/28/2020, 9:54 AM EDT


A couple of weeks ago, WWE’s best team The New Day split up in one of the saddest moments of the 2020 Draft. Big E would be staying on SmackDown while Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods would be going to Raw as the Raw Tag Team Champions.

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Although Kofi and Xavier Woods were distraught about the breakup, Big E did not take it well. Frustrated by the lack of logic in the split, the Superstar was visibly upset after the news hit them.

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In a recent interview on After the Bell, Big E himself revealed what it felt like being in the final moments as a part of ‘The New Day’. The three of them had an emotional farewell on last week’s episode of SmackDown.

“We had our promo with the three of us kind of saying our goodbyes, and one of the things that was important for us is when we have in-ring promos. It’s usually nonsense and shenanigans. But we wanted this to feel real,” revealed the big man.

The New Day has been WWE’s best team for the past 5 years

The New Day has been the dominant force in WWE’s Tag Team division for years now. Their versatility had made them immovable objects, and they won the Tag Team Championship 10 times.

This includes an impressive seven reigns as SmackDown tag team Champion and 3 reigns as Raw Tag Team Champions. The gravity of the split ended this era of dominance.

Although many fans find New Day’s gimmick childish and cringe, they have really made it iconic and have a separate fan base of their own. 

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Big E went on to describe just how important the team was for him. Even though he will get a solo path carved out for him on SmackDown, he is still hurting over the split.

Kofi and Woods became like family to him, and letting them go was very hard. They have, however, assured fans that as long as they are in WWE, New Day will be alive. 

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We sure hope that the three of them will reunite sometime in the future. Until then, we get to enjoy the New Day on Raw as well as on SmackDown. What do you make of Big E’s comments on the devastating split?

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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