Two new world champions crowned as Big E wins WWE title and Tommaso Ciampa captures his second NXT title


This week has seen big changes on WWE TV with two brand-new top champions crowned.

At the end of Monday Night RAW this week, Big E cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and defeated Bobby Lashely to claim the WWE title.

Big E finally reached the top in WWE

Big E finally reached the top in WWE

The championship is Big E’s first world title in WWE and following Kofi Kingston, he is the second New Day member to reach the top.

Fans have long believed that Big E was capable of a world title run and finally, WWE have pulled the trigger on the 35 year old.

His solo push began in July of last year when Kingston joined Xavier Woods on the injury list. He would win the Intercontinental title on Christmas Day of 2020 before eventually dropping that title to Apollo Crews on the road to WrestleMania 37.

Big E celebrated his title win with his New Day brothers

Big E celebrated his title win with his New Day brothers

Now that Big E has won the title, he will move over to the RAW brand from SmackDown and once again join up with his New Day brothers. They were originally split up in the draft last October.

Elsewhere, the NXT brand started a new era this week as the show now goes by the name of NXT 2.0 and has been rebranded.

However, what’s old is new as Tommaso Ciampa became the NXT champion on the inaugural episode of the new era.

Tommaso Ciampa is now a two-time NXT champion

Tommaso Ciampa is now a two-time NXT champion

This marks the second reign for Ciampa and given his wildly successful first reign as a heel, fans are intrigued how things are going to play out for the 36 year old.

It was a fatal-four-way for the title that Samoa Joe was forced to vacate. Von Wagner (formerly known as Cal Bloom), L.A. Knight and the consensus favourite, Englishman Pete Dunne, all came up short on the night.

Ciampa is a veteran hand that can lead the brand into the next era and put over whoever the next prospect is convincingly. WWE debuted several new talents on NXT this week, so having a champion with name value to start seems a sensible idea.

WWE’s new look setting for NXT

WWE’s new look setting for NXT

For Big E, Survivor Series is just two months away and he is currently on a collision course with the seemingly unbeatable Universal champion, Roman Reigns.

Next week on RAW, The Bloodline – Reigns and The Usos – are set to appear on RAW instead of participating on the European tour. Could a New Day and Bloodline feud be ignited?





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