Big E has spoken about how winning the WWE Championship has opened the door for a potential match with Goldberg.
Big E cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on Bobby Lashley on September 13th and successfully defeated the ‘All Mighty’ to capture the WWE Championship. Speaking on Renee Paquette’s ‘Oral Sessions’ podcast, ‘Alpha Unicorn’ explained that, while his championship victory has now sunk in, he doesn’t want to rest on his laurels.
“I suppose it has sunk in. For me, I don’t want there to ever be a moment where I feel like I’ve had an ‘I made it’ moment. Where like ‘alright, you’ve done it and now you’re good. You can coast.’ That’s when you stop growing, that’s when you stop getting better. Nothing good comes from that. So for me, I suppose in a sense of, I don’t necessarily feel a pressure but I know there’s an added responsibility. So for me it’s still ‘just go out there and perform to the best of your ability.’ And that’s always been my perception. But I do think there are ways that I want to just tweak my presentation. When you’re the guy, it’s a little bit different then when you’re in a three man group working tag matches. So just the way I carry myself will be a little bit different. But that’s all a feel thing, and I always feel like every performer should have an internal barometer and you should have an understanding of when to change things. You should have an understanding of how the fans are reacting to you on a weekly basis. For me, that’s just a matter of feeling things out.”
Big E then got onto the subject of wrestling Goldberg, saying that it’s something he would like to make happen.
“But it’s nice that there’s this new challenge. And that’s all I really wanted in my career, was to not feel bored or stale. And I’m glad we have something new to attack. There’s a bunch of things that I never, you know, like the Goldberg match. When I was making my stupid little comebacks about being a main event, I never thought I’d get the Goldberg match. But now I sit in a position where, you know, maybe if I make enough noise, we can get that done. And you know people will feel different ways about that. I understand that and I appreciate fans who have an affinity to the performers who are there, on the house shows, working every single night. Because I feel like we are the heart of this company. We’re the ones that keep this thing going. But in the same vein, if someone were to throw a bundle of cash at me at age 50 to work two or three times a year, who am I to turn that down? So we’ll see. But yeah, I suppose it has hit me in a sense. But I don’t think anything vastly changes from the way I approach my job. It’s just that ‘now you’re going to be in more segments and a little bit more spotlight on you.’ But it’s going to be fun.”
For his part, Goldberg has previously spoken highly of the new WWE Champion, saying that he thought Big E “could bring some stuff” out of him.
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the above transcription.