The New Day split up during the 2020 edition of the WWE Draft. Big E stayed on Smackdown while Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods were drafted to RAW. Now he is focusing on his singles career and WWE plans on giving him a main event level push.
Big E wants to be different from all the other big men who preceded him. He spoke to After The Bell, where he revealed that he does not want to be like Brock Lesnar. They are amazing entertainers, but he is not a six-foot-tall Superstar. Big E has different skills with which he wants to make a name for himself and establish his own brand.
“I think what I realized pretty quickly was ‘okay, I’m a bigger guy. I’m going to be billed as a powerhouse.’ But I always thought where do I be different? You have Brock, we had Mark Henry…I’m not even six feet tall. And I’m thinking about all these guys that I’m kind of going to be compared against. All the guys that occupy a similar lane.”
“So I kept thinking ‘man if I’m just another serious big guy? I don’t know how much traction I’m ever going to get in this company. So for me it was a matter of trying to figure out like…I can’t work like Apollo Crews, I can’t do what Apollo does. I can’t do that stuff, and I’m not as big as a lot of the other guys. So I tried to figure out what makes me different. What allows me to stand apart.”