As he promised during the day on social media, Big E successfully cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Monday Night Raw last night, becoming WWE Champion.
After Bobby Lashley had successfully defended his WWE Championship in the show's main event, Big E's music hit, and the former NXT Champion delivered on his promise to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase.
After a brief match, Big E would end up pinning Bobby Lashley, becoming the WWE Champion for the first time in his career.
The moment was incredibly emotional, with Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston rushing down to the ring to celebrate with their New Day stablemate to close out the show.
Big E spoke in a WWE exclusive interview about becoming WWE Champion, saying he feels like he earned the accomplishment, courtesy of Fightful:
"It's the moments I really treasure. I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about the moment I go out, the music hits -- the crowd, even though they've seen me a dozen times tonight. To have your peers, fans, these two jackasses (New Day) to have every one of their support, it means the world to me. I think the dream for anyone in any vocation or craft is getting to do cool things at the top of your craft, but getting to do it with your friends. I will always remember the three of us fighting to get on TV, and we've been able to do so many cool, incredible things. I've been able to grow so much as a person and a performer because of these guys. I could not have written a better career for myself. I'm glad in many ways that it took so long, because it feels earned. I'm glad I wasn't handed things right away. I got to live the dream and be WWE Champion, and my best friends came out and celebrated with me. I'll never forget it,"
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