Big E Praises Massachusetts Restaurant In Post-WWE Title Barstool Interview

By Jason Hall

September 15, 2021

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New WWE Champion Big E gave a shoutout to a local Saugus favorite coming off his recent historic title win at TD Garden in Boston this week.

During an interview with Barstool Sports' Robbie Fox on his My Mom's Basement podcast, the longtime New Day member praised Kowloon in Saugus, which has been mentioned numerous times in the Barstool realm by Fox's colleague and Saugus native Jared Carrabis.

"I wanted to," E said when asked by Fox if he went to Kowloon's to celebrate the title victory. "The problem was...I got to my hotel at around one in the morning and I knew that I was going to go home. So, if I was just heading on my normal flight home, I would've gone to Kowloon, not slept and did fine, but I knew, I'm traveling now, I'm going to stay in Brooklyn for the day, see some friends and then I'm doing [WWE's streaming series] The Bump in the morning. So because I'm staying in town, I was just like, 'I just need to get some sleep,' it's not going to be much, but I got like four hours of sleep.

"If I went to Kowloon, I would not have gotten any sleep and I'm sure it would've been cool to go out. And I asked [Kofi Kingston] and [Xavier] Woods too and they weren't going, they had other stuff going on, so I said, 'you know what? Let me do my best and get some sleep.' But nah, Kowloon's is the spot, they always take care of us. Man, they're always incredible so shoutout to them, but yeah, I didn't get a chance, unfortunately."

Big E cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to win the WWE championship, defeating former champion Bobby Lashley during the latest episode of RAW on Monday (September 13) night.

Hours prior, the multi-time former tag-team and Intercontinental champion tweeted his intention to cash-in his contract for an automatic title match later in the evening.

"Let’s let that cat out of the bag…I intend on cashing in my Money in the Bank contract tonight and cashing in to become WWE Champion," Big E tweeted.

Big E won the Money in the Bank contract at the pay-per-view event with the same name in July, which allows him the option to cash-in for an immediate title match against the WWE or Universal Champion at any time.

The Tampa native lived up to his promise, cashing in on the title match after Lashley successfully defended the title against Randy Orton during RAW's initial main event and hitting his finisher, 'The Big Ending,' to earn a pinfall victory.

Big E's victory over Lashley also marked the first time the WWE championship changed hands between two consecutive Black wrestlers in its 58-year history.

Big E celebrated his first world championship with longtime New Day partners Kingston and Woods as RAW went off-air.

Big E was drafted to SmackDown last October while his former New Day teammates were drafted to RAW, setting up a singles push for the former Iowa football player and powerlifter.

However, winning the WWE Championship could put Big E back on RAW full-time and allow him to simultaneously represent New Day during a singles title run, much like Kingston did as WWE Champion in 2019, although that could be affected by the upcoming WWE Draft.

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