Current WWE Champion Big E recently spoke with SportsNet about what the future may hold now that E has reached the top of the red brand, WWE RAW. One thing The New Day member revealed was that he was pushing to get a one-on-one match against Goldberg at Crown Jewel this year.

I think the cool thing for me is that there are so many fresh match-ups because I have not been in that top role. We’ve been in a top act in many ways (with the New Day) but there are so many singles match-ups out there that are fresh for me. I was trying to make some noise for this Goldberg match at Crown Jewel, but that clearly (didn’t happen). It would have been really full circle. He was my childhood hero and idol, and I’ve spoken effusively about that.”

But if Goldberg isn’t in the cards, Big E has multiple opponents he sees as fitting challengers for his newly won title. One star he had major praise for inside and outside the ring is Cesaro.

“But for me, there isn’t necessarily anyone that I’m targeting. I want the best, and I love the fact that I’m getting an opportunity to be in the ring with Drew (McIntyre), a two-time WWE Champion. And I think just continuing to add talent like that, guys who were former world champions, that’s what I want. Hopefully, my reign is very long and I’d love to be able to look down that list and see world champion after world champion. I’d also love to see really talented men who haven’t had those same opportunities.

“I thought with the Draft, beforehand, a guy like Cesaro, a guy like Kevin Owens, you didn’t really know where guys were headed. But Cesaro has never been a world champion which is kind of hard to fathom. That’s hard to believe. I can’t speak highly enough about how incredible he is in the ring, not to mention an incredible human being. The man, as we all know, anyone who’s paid any attention, you understand how incredible he is, and he’s not slowing down at all. Just guys like that, guys that I think are extremely talented and haven’t had the same opportunities.”

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