WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray – inducted as Bubba Ray Dudley as part of The Dudley Boyz – spoke out against what he perceives as the company’s mistreatment of current WWE Champion Big E.
Rising as an incredible young talent from the early days of WWE NXT, Big E has come a long way to reach where he’s at now in his decorated career. According to Bully Ray, however, the WWE Champion is being treated like a world champion.
The WWE Hall of Famer clarified that the crowd reception has been dampened since his big championship win – and it has nothing to do with his in-ring performance. While speaking on Busted Open Radio, he explained his thoughts over how Big E is faring as a WWE Champion.
“It’s not Big E’s in-ring work, it’s not his look. I don’t think Big E’s treated like a…I’ll go just as far to say, Drew Mcintyre. Yes, Big E might get that initial reaction when he comes out because here’s our world champion, especially if you send him first out on the show because he’s got that energy behind you, because you know here’s Detroit Rock City, you’re going to get that certain reaction. I don’t believe that reaction is building week to week to week, because I don’t think Big E is getting the same getting the same creative as Drew or as a Bobby Lashley”
It looks like we’ll have to hold further judgment and wait to see how Big E performs against Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens on the upcoming WWE Day 1 pay-per-view.
Big E is set to take on Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens at WWE Day 1 in Steel Cage Match
The newly announced WWE Day 1 pay-per-view has just gotten a bit more interesting with the addition of two new matches – both to be held in the confines of a steel cage.
Big E will have to face Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens (themselves both world champions) at the iconic Madison Square Garden in a steel cage match for the WWE Championship. Meanwhile, another steel cage match will have Becky Lynch up against Bianca Belair for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.
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