One can build a strong case that The New Day has been the best pro wrestling team of the decade. After a decorative midcard run from Kofi Kingston, a midcard run from Big E that had just one good spurt, and a short main roster run from Xavier Woods that never managed to gain stream, the trio formed a group together named The New Day.
While there were many that were initially critical of them, even comparing them to the Nation of Domination, The New Day were able to turn the church-heavy vignettes to a fun-loving, cereal box comedic team. Although they turned heel after a short babyface run, their popularity turned them right back into fan favorites.
In a recent interview with CBS Sports, Kofi Kingston explained Big E’s mindset towards becoming WWE Champion. “He’s very modest about it,” said Kingston. “He says he just shows up to work and does what he’s supposed to do. I think we all know, and we wouldn’t be having this conversation if we didn’t know E’s potential to be able to carry the load.”
Kingston also made it clear that The New Day will not be breaking up anytime soon.
“Myself and Woods will be right there beside him, supporting him the whole time and holding him up. That has always been the philosophy of our group — always to push our brothers to the top. We’ll see what happens, we never know. When it happened to me, it wasn’t supposed to. Who knows? We’ll see.”
Seven tag team championships, the longest tag team title reign of all-time, and a WWE Championship reign from Kofi Kingston later, the group has shown that they are much better together as a unit, then they are apart.
At WrestleMania, Kofi was able to become the first African WWE Champion in pro wrestling history. He retained the title for six months, before losing it to Brock Lesnar. Now, Big E may be the next New Day member to step to the main event plate.
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