Big E shocks Bobby Lashley by cashing in Money In The Bank contract on Raw to become WWE champion for the first time
BIG E is celebrating profitable the WWE Title for the first time after he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on Monday Night Raw.
The 5ft 11in powerhouse had warned on Twitter earlier than the present that he meant to problem the winner of Bobby Lashley’s title defence towards Randy Orton yesterday.
And the much-loved 35-year-old caught to his phrase and got here to the ring seconds after Lashley had crushed The Viper courtesy of a spear.
Lashley was on the verge of retaining his belt when he countered out of the Big Ending and delivered a spear to Big E.
But the New Day star kicked out and shortly he hit a second Big Ending earlier than claiming the pin fall.
The emotional grappler then celebrated wildly as the 12-year veteran kicked off his first reign as champ.
Joined by friends Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods after Raw went off-air, he instructed WWE’s social channels: “I couldn’t have written a greater profession for myself. I’m glad in many ways in which it took so lengthy, as a result of it feels earned.
“I’m glad I wasn’t handed things right away. I got to live the dream and be WWE Champion, and my best friends came out and celebrated with me. I’ll never forget it.”
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He added: “It’s the moments I actually treasure. I’m getting goosebumps simply serious about the second I am going out, the music hits — the crowd, despite the fact that they’ve seen me a dozen instances tonight.
“To have your friends, followers, these two jackasses (New Day) to have each certainly one of their assist, it means the world to me.
“I feel the dream for anybody in any vocation or craft is getting to do cool issues at the high of your craft, however getting to do it with your folks.
“I will always remember the three of us fighting to get on TV, and we’ve been able to do so many cool, incredible things. I’ve been able to grow so much as a person and a performer because of these guys.”