• Big Show Recalls Giving An Interesting Advice To Kofi Kingston Regarding ‘The New Day’
During a recent appearance on The Steve Austin Show, former WWE Champion Big Show revealed who his four favorite wrestlers on WWE TV are right now, interesting advice he gave to Kofi Kingston regarding ‘The New Day’ and more.
Below are the highlights:
On his four favorite wrestlers on WWE TV right now:
“Braun’s probably one of my favorite performers. Braun Strowman, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Finn Bálor are probably my four favorite guys on TV right now. I love those four guys. They’re tremendous. Finn Bálor, I just think he’s one hell of a good guy and one hell of a performer. And Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, because they’re the only two old school guys left that are young, they understand tag team wrestling.
Do you know what I mean? I think a lot of that tag team division has turned into crap on some things. Like, ‘you do you’re crap, I’ll do my crap; here’s the finish; oh, here’s the save.’ I like Luke and Karl because they can make any tag team look good. As far as entertaining, you’ve got to go with Big E, Kofi, and Xavier [Woods].”
On trying to stop Kofi Kingston from forming The New Day with two NXT idiots:
“When Kofi told me he was doing that New Day gimmick, I pulled Kofi to the side about four feet from Xavier Woods and Big E and asked him, ‘what the hell are you doing?’ Because [Austin] know[s] how [he] would talk to me about business and Taker would talk to me about business. I’ve learned and I’ve passed that along to guys that I help. And I’m not polite about it. I’m blunt, direct, and to-the-point. When it comes to business, it’s serious.
Do you know what I mean? So I pull Kofi about four feet to the side and [ask], ‘so what are you doing with these two numb nuts’ and he goes, ‘yeah, it’s a thing’ and I said, ‘damn, Kofi, you were Intercontinental Champion [and] you’re on your way to having a run with the big strap. You don’t need to drag yourself down with a couple of NXT idiots right now. You’re really probably going to hurt yourself.
You’re pulling yourself out of that world title run. The Intercontinental Championship is a pretty big deal. You keep yourself in that loop and you’ll get a shot at the big one.’ He goes, ‘naw, I appreciate it, Show, but we’ve got a good thing going here.’ I said, ‘alright, man. I’m just telling you that running around with these two idiots isn’t going to help you get over.'”
On later admitting that he was wrong:
“I said, ‘forget every damn thing I said. What you guy’s have got is absolute friggin magic. I love it. Forget every damn thing I said.’ Woods loves that story. I call Woods my son now. I’ve adopted him as one of my wrestling sons, so he’s one of my sons now.”
• Strong Hint Regarding A Return At Money In The Bank 2018
As we noted before, PWInsider reported that former WWE wrestler James Ellsworth is expected to return to WWE soon and he could be back as soon as this Sunday’s Money In The Bank 2018 PPV (as he’s expected to be backstage for this PPV).
Some creative plans have been discussed for him as of late and it wouldn’t be surprising if he joins Carmella (who is now the SmackDown Women’s Champion) again.
After this report was released, Ellsworth posted a tweet where he noted that he would be in China for a wrestling event on June 17 (the same day as the Money In The Bank 2018 PPV) and this resulted in word going on that he won’t appear at Money In The Bank.
China this week people pic.twitter.com/K5QqhO3wLS
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) June 11, 2018
With that being said, Ellsworth has now been pulled from that event and below is the announcement:
— Handsome Pat Fannin (@Patrick_Fannin) June 14, 2018
So, Ellsworth’s WWE return this Sunday at Money In The Bank 2018 PPV is still possible.