Recently, another WWE Superstar, Big E, claimed that he has what it takes to beat the Tribal Chief. The Powerhouse of Positivity has recently been built to look like a genuine threat, and many fans believe he will be the one to take the title off Reigns.
On the latest episode of WWE’s Talking Smack, Big E sat down with Paul Heyman and Kayla Braxton. He detailed his long-term plans heading into WWE WrestleMania 38 next year.
“I’m gonna get back on track and once I do that, once I reclaim my momentum, once I become Intercontinental Champion again, I’ll beat the first challenger,” Big E said. “Then I’ll beat the second challenger and then the third challenger and that momentum starts get going again and your boy is back on SummerSlam, your boy is in pay-per-views doing his thing. Defense after defense after defense.
“Once I get my Intercontinental Championship and I’m six months, eight months, nine months in, I will get to 2022 at WrestleMania,” Big E continued. “I will walk into WrestleMania and Paul, the plan is still to face your boy Roman Reigns, hopefully he still has the Universal Championship. I will walk into WrestleMania and I will leave as double champion.
“That’s still the plan. To walk into WrestleMania 2022. See I’m thinking long term. I’m not worried about the short term,” Big E added. “In the short term, we have some troubles right now. In the short term, I have some things to overcome, but long-term, I will reclaim what is mine. I will be the champion you will be proud of. The champion that you deserve. I will step into WrestleMania and I will say ‘Roman Reigns, I want what you got’, and I’m walking out as double champion.”
Big E could reclaim the WWE Intercontinental Championship next week
Big E lost the WWE Intercontinental Championship to Apollo Crews at WrestleMania 37 after interference from Commander Azeez.
E had an opportunity to reclaim the title in a WrestleMania rematch on SmackDown a few weeks later, but the match resulted in a disqualification. He is finally getting another shot next week in the form of a fatal four-way match on WWE SmackDown.
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