Big E wins WWE Title as top AEW and WWE stars heap praise on new champ


Stars from all over the business are so happy for the new champ (Picture: WWE)

Big E won the WWE Title on Raw and the wrestling world is united in its love for the new champion.

The New Day star – who first joined WWE as part of developmental branch Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in 2009 before it became NXT in 2012 – debuted on the main roster nine years ago and went onto become one of the most popular performers in the company.

Finally, his long wait for a world championship ended on Monday night when he cashed in his Money In The Bank contract and pinned Bobby Lashley to take the gold.

Plenty of his fellow WWE stars immediately flooded social media with messages of support and praise, while even those who have moved onto All Elite Wrestling had kind words for Big E.

FTR wrestler Cash Wheeler – who fought The New Day as one half of The Revival before leaving for AEW – tweeted: ‘Big E deserves all the flowers he ever gets. Especially that big gold one. F**k yes.’

He wasn’t the only big AEW name to offer congratulations, as Jade Cargill simply wrote: ‘Congrats Big E’

Big E celebrates winning the WWE Championship from Bobby Lashley on Raw in September 2021

Pretty much everyone’s face in the moment (Picture: WWE)

Andrade El Idolo shared fist bump emojis, adding: ‘Nice! Big E @WWEBigE’

While PowerHouse Hobbs tweeted: ‘Lets Go E’

WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry, who joined AEW himself earlier this year, said: ‘Mark Henry: Congratulations Big E Langston!!! Well deserved.’

Back in WWE, SmackDown’s Chad Gable wrote: ‘I can’t remember the last time I was genuinely happy to see someone win the big one. Alpha approved. 100%’

Former women’s champion Bayley, who is currently sidelined due to injury, said: ‘EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! REAL HAPPINESS!!!! @WWEBigE You are incredible (sic)’

Current champ Becky Lynch added: ‘The best. Congratulations @WWEBigE… My Ma also says congrats.’

Ex-broadcaster Renee Paquette gushed: ‘I [love] @WWEBigE so much. Let E move that damn needle. Champ s**t.’

Ricochet has a lot of faith in E to have a big (no pun intended) impact, as he tweeted: ‘Congratulations @WWEBigE Going to be a champion we all can be proud of. I know it!’

Cesaro simply said ‘Happiness’, while Mustafa Ali referenced the late, great Brodie Lee as he wrote: ‘Brodie would be so happy’.

And Big E’s New Day partner Kofi Kingston wrote: ‘I’m on cloud 9 right now! Words cannot described how incredibly proud of my brother! So well deserved! The BIGGEST congratulations to @WWEBigE. Hard work pays off!’

*WWE Raw airs every Monday at 1am on BT Sport 1.

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