Singles Match With Big E and Sheamus Officially Added to WWE Payback

A new match for this Sunday’s Payback pay-per-view was officially announced during this Saturday morning’s episode of Talking Smack.

It was announced during the show that the New Day’s Big E will face off against the Celtic Warrior Sheamus at WWE Payback.

The match comes after weeks of backstage tension between the two men.

Big E has been looking to establish himself as a singles star while his New Day compatriots Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods have been out with injuries. He has also been trying to establish himself as a bit of a locker room leader, trying to rally the SmackDown locker room against Retribution.

Sheamus has been openly scornful about both the possibility of Big E succeeding without the New Day and being a locker room leader.

The tensions between the two led to a match on the last episode of SmackDown, where Big E teamed with Heavy Machinery and Sheamus teamed with Miz and Morrison.

Big E got the win for his team last Friday, but it wasn’t a decisive move in his feud against Sheamus, as it was with a pin to Sheamus’ ally The Miz.