As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Boston, MA at the TD Garden on the USA Network, Big E beat Bobby Lashley after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract to win the WWE Title.
Big E spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated about it and being in the with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods:
“It still would have been meaningful if I had won the title on SmackDown, but to me, this was the way to do it,” he said. “They had to be here. I don’t get here without them. With us, it’s a brotherhood. We hurt together, we smile together, this is real. All the toughest times have brought us closer together. I’m grateful for all the valleys and lows with them, because we got to experience all of this together. I’m so grateful for everything I have done in WWE, because I had the time to grow. I needed those years of seasoning. I think back to all the times I was so scared to do the right thing, but now it is so comfortable, and so much of that is because of Woods and Kofi. I had no business even getting to WWE, but I’ve been blessed along the way to get to this point, and I’m so thankful.”