Big E: WWE SmackDown Storyline With Apollo Crews 'Hasn't Been Perfect'
The two began their rivalry back in January
Big E believes his rivalry with Apollo Crews on WWE SmackDown over the past few months 'hasn't been perfect'.
E and Crews built a slowly-developing story from the start of 2021 which saw Crews go from respectful friend to full heel, developing a new persona before eventually winning the Intercontinental Championship from Big E at WrestleMania 37.
The duo continue to circle each other on SmackDown, four months on from their big match at the Showcase Of The Immortals, and while Big E has a lot of praise for Crews, the New Day member does not believe their storyline has been the best it could be.
Speaking to Ryan Satin on the Out Of Character Podcast, Big E said: “It [storyline with Crews] hasn’t been perfect. I’ll say I think he’s extremely talented. He’s a guy who I have enjoyed seeing him step up. He’s a guy if you’re paying any attention, you always knew, man, he’s extremely talented, he can do a bunch of things.
"He’s a guy who I feel like we have great chemistry in the ring and we had never really done much of anything, maybe like a random six-man or a tag, until this past year. Because he was always a babyface, I’d been a babyface for a long time, so it’s just been rewarding to see him step up and to kill it. He and I have done a good job in-ring. I’m pleased with what we brought to the table."