Big E talked about how he had celebrated his Championship win with several WWE fans over the past week and talked about “little Amanda’s and little Nolans.”
This isn’t a coincidence since Amanda is the name of the late Brodie Lee’s wife and Nolan is his youngest son.
Big E took on King Corbin this week on SmackDown in his first real test since winning the Intercontinental Championship last week.
The match broke down and later became a tag team match after former Champion Sami Zayn refused to remain on the sidelines.
After Apollo Crews picked up the victory for his team, Big E and the former NXT star were part of a backstage segment along with Kayla Braxton.
It’s been made clear over the past week that The New Day was close friends with the former WWE star ahead of his passing this past weekend.
While Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods were able to pay their own tributes to their friend on Raw, it appears that the new Intercontinental Champion was able to insert his own tribute to the family into this week’s show.
Of course, AEW presented an emotional tribute to Lee on Wednesday night, but this was the SmackDown roster’s turn to pay their respects.