WWE News: Big Superstar Nearly Squashed The New Day Gimmick Before It Debuted

Andy Slawecki - Author

Jun. 27 2016, Updated 12:02 p.m. ET

You were in the minority if you envisioned The New Day becoming what it is today after it’s WWE inception back in late 2014. In fact, The New Day wasn’t even supposed to be The New Day when WWE officials originally decided to align Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods together as a faction. Regardless of how they started or what they became, Kofi, Big E, and Xavier clearly needed each other because everything else wasn’t working.

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It took Woods nine months of aimless booking to find his New Day brethren. Kofi was a model employee, but one who’d been stuck in the mid-card for the majority of his six-plus year tenure with WWE at that point, never able to crack the main event scene. His one major program came with Randy Orton, though nothing of significance ever came as a result. Big E made a big impact upon his debut, but he found himself floundering as well after separating from Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee. They needed The New Day as much as the WWE Universe did, despite not realizing it right away.


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