Big E, the WWE star was crowned the WWE Intercontinental Champion after his victory against Sami Zayn on Christmas edition of Friday Night SmackDown.
Big E wins WWE Intercontinental Championship for the second time
On the latest edition of Friday Night SmackDown, Big E squared off against his long time rival, Sami Zayn in a Lumberjack match with WWE Intercontinental Championship up for grabs.
After a brutal back and forth match, Big E pinned Sami Zayn for a three count and started his reign as the Intercontinental Champion for the second time.
He had previously won the title back in 2013 when he used to be a singles competitor. He was a part of The New Day stable for a long time alongside Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
The group was split during the 2020 WWE Draft when Kingston and Woods were drafted to Monday Night Raw, while E was drafted to SmackDown.
Reports suggested that the stable was split to give Big E a push as a singles competitor and now as the situation is growing, he is getting the deserved push.
Following the match, the Lumberjacks who were babyfaces celebrated with the former New Day member.
The new Intercontinental Champion also told the commentator Corey Graves “The prophecy is fulfilled. I told you! I told you, baby! I told you!” referring to his win, and even shook hands with Graves.
In the backstage interview, E addressed his victory against Zayn and share his thoughts as the new Intercontinental Champion.
He said: ” I went to work on the boy Sami Zayn, and I did what I had to do to become your Intercontinental Champion for the second time.”
He added: “Don’t forget 2013, I was doing my thing back then too. I went to work on that boy’s behind! I said I opened up his cheeks and I said I’m doing construction here.”
Big E carries great potential in him and he is capable of competing in the company as a main event star. It is to be seen how WWE plays the title reign of the newly crowned Intercontinental Champion.