Big E Reveals WWE Pushed Back On The New Day's Dragon Ball Z Inspired Gear At WrestleMania 32
Big E was discussing ring gear
Big E has revealed The New Day got some pushback from WWE officials after wearing Dragon Ball-inspired gear at WrestleMania 32.
The WWE Champion says he, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods believe in asking for forgiveness instead of permission and were effectively told not to wear the gear again, something they didn't plan on doing anyway.
Speaking to Joseph Deckelmeier of Illuminerdi, Big E said: "We've had some issues because we like to toe the line and sometimes we'll do stuff beforehand where, if Mattel has a relationship with a certain entity, we know there will be similar issues. We like to do a lot of stuff and we're believers in the premise 'asking for forgiveness instead of permission' because it can be easy to say 'that could offend someone' or whatever it is.
"We'll just do stuff and if we get pushback...we did get some pushback on the Dragon Ball stuff at work. Especially at WrestleMania, where it's a one-off, we go out there and wear it. You can yell at us all you want and tell us to stop wearing it because it's a one-off, we're done with it anyway.
"I do like when Mattel can make all the elements. I was a little bummed they couldn't make the Dragon Ball Z shells. The packaging for that gear when we came in the Booty O's box and opened it up at WrestleMania in Dallas.
"Sometimes we get...I feel there's only been two or three instances that I can think of, but it's never really been a big deal at all, it's just sometimes it gets flagged, I would definitely be remiss if I don't mention Jonathan Davenport, who is the man."