WWE Champion Big E recently appeared on Cincy360, where he spoke about how he made a name for himself when he was the enforcer of Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee, but that he was considered to be in "The Tribal Chief" Roman Reigns’ Role in The Shield.
Big E said:
“I think it worked out the best for all of us. I couldn’t fathom now being a part of The Shield.” “I’m sure it would’ve been fun. I’m sure it would’ve been enjoyable. I think it was really best for Roman to be in that role as the big dude, the enforcer of that group. That dynamic wouldn’t have felt the same with me being there. It’s hard to fathom that almost a decade ago that for one brief moment I was considered as a possibility to be in that group.”
Big E then talked about how his route to success was definitely a longer one, but that he is glad for the more difficult journey.
Big E said:
“My route was definitely a longer one. It was a longer one getting to the accomplishments that those guys had years ago.” “But I’m glad for the more difficult journey. We would have not had the New Day if I was a member of The Shield. The Shield would’ve felt different. I think it all worked out for the best.”