This week’s edition of Monday Night Raw could be the most eventful of recent if Big E’s latest claim proves to be true. It was announced late last week that instead of meeting at Extreme Rules pay-per-view later this month, Bobby Lashley and Randy Orton would be fighting for the WWE Championship on tonight’s episode. Big E, who annoyed during a SmackDown promotion last week about finally using his money-in-the-bank contract, took to Twitter to openly announce that he was cashing in.
“Let’s get this cat out of the bag … I intend to redeem and redeem my Money-in-the-Bank contract tonight to become WWE Champion,” wrote E.
Let’s get this cat out of the bag … I intend to redeem my money-in-the-bank contract tonight and become the WWE Champion.
– Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) September 13, 2021
It is entirely possible that E is lying, despite the fact that Sean Ross Sapp reported it Combative selection prior to E’s tweet, the New Day member was expected to be on Raw tonight anyway. Sapp described the role of E as “all over the show”.
While E initially stated in interviews that he only wanted to use the money-in-the-bank briefcase for Roman Reigns, he has recently changed his mind. When asked about targeting Lashley late last month, E said Sports Illustrated“The story of Bobby, Kofi and Woods has history, so it’s all there,” said E. “That would be our chance for retaliation, and it just feels right. I loved The Hurt Business. I loved seeing what they could do and the fact that their whole hurt business era wasn’t in front of the fans it was before the ThunderDome which is amazing. Maybe there is a chance they could put all the arguments aside and get back together, then with The New Day and Hurt Business you would have so many options and choices, even six men.
“Bobby is on his best run,” he continued. “He wears like a champion; he looks like a champion. When I was first signed to WWE in 2009, I remember seeing him and Cena match up over and over again. He was someone I wanted to work one day so it’s an honor to have Bobby talk about us like that. It has an incredible run and there is definitely a lot of meat to chew on. “