Speaking with Sports Illustrated
, Kingston reveals that Before Big E made his WWE debut, there were plans to have him in a faction alongside Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, which later became (without E) The Shield.
Here is what Kofi said during the interview.
"Big E was supposed to be a part of The Shield,” Kingston says. “He didn’t end up being a part of it, they did their thing, and we had a bunch of clashes with The Shield.
"And we had so many battles with The Usos. We’ve all had incredible growth, and now we’ve found each other again.
"Roman climbed the ladder. Now Big E has, too. People who have been watching WWE for the past eight years are really going to enjoy this, and we’re going to make it special for everyone. This is the next chapter, and we’re going to knock this out of the park."