Big E shockingly lost the WWE Championship at Day 1 when Brock Lesnar pinned him in the middle of the ring. It seems that he has lost the top spot on RAW. During this week’s episode of Legion of RAW, the former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo said The New Day member might have been against the decision to get pinned in the fatal five-way match.
Vince Russo states Big E might be angry
Russo believed that both Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens were better suited to take the final pinfall as it would have kept Big E strong in a loss. The former writer speculated that the 35-year-old star might have openly expressed his displeasure over WWE’s booking.
Vince Russo is quite familiar with the inner workings of WWE and felt that instead of acting on Big E’s complaints, the company decided to bury the former world champion by letting him take the fall in the end:
“Bro, I guarantee you 100%. This is how it went down. I guarantee you they put Lesnar in the match. They said that Lesnar was going over. I guarantee you, bro, Big E had an issue with that, a problem, and brought it up. So guess what, let us discuss this, Big E leaves the room; you know what the discussion is? Beat Big E! I’m telling you, bro. Chris, if that wasn’t the case, it makes no sense. It makes no sense. You beat those other two guys; Big E never gets pinned to lose the title. That’s his beef. I never got pinned. But if you pinned him, that’s because he probably objected to it,” said Russo.
Russo continued and spoke on what might have happened backstage leading up to the Day 1 WWE Championship match. The company has spent months building up Big E’s title reign, but it ended in a matter of seconds. Russo noted that WWE may have deliberately ignored the option to secure Big E’s on-screen image:
“They probably had another story at the last minute. ‘Oh, we’re going to throw Brock in; he is going to go over.’ And Big E would have been, ‘What about my show? What about what we’ve been working towards?’ Let’s discuss it; they come out of that room; Big E is doing a job. But the fact that they did it the way they did, they didn’t like something he said.”