New WWE Champion Big E recently did an interview with BleacherReport.com and talked about the reaction to the title win on RAW from his peers…
“It was beautiful. It’s late. It’s after 11 p.m. by the time I’m done glad-handing and thanking everyone at ringside. It was probably almost 11:30 p.m., but Gorilla was still almost full with people there, talent and producers and so many people. It’s awesome getting love from your peers: people who are great at their craft and work hard, too.”
“I’ll always geek for a Ric Flair text. I got a Ric Flair text a few months ago for Money in the Bank and he texted me again last night. It’s Ric Flair. Getting a Ric Flair text is pretty ridiculous. But you know, there are people who used to work here that did reach out and say some really positive things. AJ Lee, who I still talk to fairly regularly and definitely consider her a friend, reached out and said some really beautiful things. Everyone has just been so incredibly nice.”
WWE Graham GSM Matthews @@WrestleRant Twitter Logo Featured Columnist Credit: WWE.com In what was many months-if not years-in the making, Big E cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase on the September 13 edition of Raw to become the brand-new WWE champion. The praise he received online afterward was overwhelming, and deservedly so.