American professional wrestler Ettore Ewen, who goes by the stage name 'Big E', created headlines on Monday after beating Bobby Lashley to win the WWE Title. Several former WWE champions, including Roman Reigns and Becky Lynch, turned to social media to congratulate Big E on winning the Title after the RAW main event. The RAW main event saw Bobby Lashley defeat RAW Tag Team Champion Randy Orton. However, Big E cashed in on his Money in the Bank contract after the match and beat Lashley to capture the WWE Title.
Taking to social media, former WWE champion Roman Reigns said that Big E made a "smart decision" by cashing in on his Money in the Bank contract. Seven-time SmakDown Tag team champion Xavier Woods, who formed The New Day with Big E back in 2014, also took to social media to congratulate his friend as he shared a picture to showcase how their journey started with WWE and how it's going at the moment. SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch also congratulated Big E by jokingly referring to her mother, a reference to the new WWE champion's old posts, where he had shown interest in her.
CONGRATS BIG EEEEE!!! Ps can you still troll Paul Heyman anyway!? pic.twitter.com/SlWEpq36Iv— Betty (@TheBethPhoenix) September 14, 2021
How it started How it’s going pic.twitter.com/fjKGbbO0q3— Austin #Creed4KOTR - Future King of The Ring (@AustinCreedWins) September 14, 2021
Before cashing the Money in the Bank contract, Big E had announced through Twitter that he intended to challenge the winner of Raw's main event between Lashley and Randy Orton. Big E made his way to the rings right after Lashley had beaten Orton with a Spear. Lashley managed to counter the Big E's signature move i.e. Big Ending, and delivered a Spear to the Money In the Bank winner. The challenger, however, kicked out, and in his second attempt, Big E delivered the Big Ending to pick up the win and the title.
With Big E winning the WWE Championship, he is most likely to defend the title against Bobby Lashley at Extreme Rules. If the match between the two takes place, it will be Big E's first title defence. Beating All-Mighty again would be a great way for Big E to kick off his singles run in the company.