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• Big E Reveals Initial Plans Of Adding New Members To The New Day

During a recent interview with The State Journal-Register, Big E talked about The New Day trying to make things organic, pancakes coming in, initial plans of adding more people to The New Day and more.

Below are the highlights:

On The New Day trying to make things organic, pancakes coming in:

“Sometimes people think that there’s a planning process where we sit down and decide, ‘Hey in April we’re going to do this, and January we’re going to do this.’ We try to make sure things are pretty organic. Like the pancakes started when we had a lumberjack match, Woods was on the floor and decided to be the chief lumberjack. And of course, a lumberjack has pancakes. So we thought that was funny [and we] decided to keep the pancakes.”

On initial plans of adding more people to The New Day:

“The thing is when we first decided to [form the New Day], we honestly saw ourselves as a faction. We had ideas of adding people along of way. But honestly I’m very glad we ended up as a trio because I can’t imagine it as anything else. We want to be equipped to do anything, whether it’s tags or singles. We definitely think that is a possibility and something we’re very open to, and we do believe strongly the three of us have the ability to carry that out well.”

On possibly splitting up:

“A lot of people are very quick to preach breaking up. And there are times, even like a year and a half ago where it seems like [people say], ‘Hey, these guys really haven’t done anything. Let’s break them up.’ We feel like as a trio we have legs to continue for a very long time. And that could mean we move on from the happy, clappy, gospel-inspired music, but stay a trio. Or we move on to singles. There’s so many incarnations of this group that have yet to really be forged and fleshed out.”

• WWE Doesn’t Have Long-Term Plans For SmackDown Wrestler

James Ellsworth made his return to WWE at the Money In The Bank 2018 pay-per-view last month. He helped Carmella to retain her SmackDown Women’s Title against Asuka. He was also locked in the shark cage during Asuka vs. Carmella for the Title at Extreme Rules 2018.

According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE hasn’t signed Ellsworth to a long-term deal. The deal is helping him as he can work indie shows when he’s not booked by WWE.

Ellsworth doesn’t work any house shows. WWE mostly uses him on TV for weekly shows and PPVs. Since WWE didn’t sign him to a long-term contract, it was noted WWE has no plans of keeping him around for a long-term storyline.

However, plans might change if the creative team comes up with something for Ellsworth. He has been working hard in his second run which might get him an extension in his contract.

        
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