Big E. Says Ric Flair Texted Him After His Title Win, Talks The Scene Backstage


During a recent interview with the Bleacher Report’s Graham GSM Matthews, WWE Champion Big E. commented on the text he received from Ric Flair following his title win, the scene backstage at RAW, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On receiving a text from Ric Flair: “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.”

On the scene backstage after his title win: “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.”

On finding out about his title win: “When I started this loop, my intention was that I was supposed to be home Monday morning after the live event Sunday and I realized I was going to Raw last minute. That was a bit of a last-minute decision. There was also the option of maybe I go out there and do some teasing and come back later when it’s time to actually cash in or go back to SmackDown and cash in there. I wasn’t really sure. It was an afternoon, that day decision and it all happened very, very quickly. For me, it was definitely not something that was set in stone days and days ahead.”

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