Former WWE Champion Big E has some great news about his recovery from his broken neck but not-so-good news for his potential return to the ring.
The New Day member has not wrestled since suffering a neck injury on the March 11, 2022 edition of SmackDown. In a tag team match against Sheamus and Ridge Holland, the latter hit an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on Big E, who landed on the floor head-first and got injured.
In an appearance on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, Big E discussed his recovery from the injury. He also revealed his status regarding a potential return to the ring more than a year after his neck injury.
“I feel great,” Big E said. “Unfortunately, I don’t have a timetable. The great thing is, I feel 100%, I don’t even feel like someone who broke their neck. My mobility is incredible and great. My strength is great, I have no issues whatsoever.
“I wish I had some answers on returning to the ring. I have nothing, unfortunately, but the beautiful thing is I feel great, my body feels great. I’m really thankful for that. Life is good, I’m blessed. I can walk around and touch my toes, go to the gym, all those things,” E said. (h/t Fightful)
There were rumors earlier this year that Big E was close to returning from injury and could start a feud with Gunther. However, with his latest comments, his return to the ring remains uncertain.
Big E sends his gratitude to the WWE Universe
During his appearance on After the Bell, Big E thanked everyone who helped him when his injury happened, the doctors that helped him diagnose the damage, and all the people that wished him a speedy recovery.
“Oftentimes, we look at the internet and Twitter, we think of wrestling Twitter, the community, sometimes it can be a dark place and be less than ideal,” Big E said. “For me, I just saw a very beautiful community that reached out, wanted to support me, that was there for me, not just the day of or the day after, but weeks and months after. … Thank to everyone, I love you guys. I appreciate the love and support.” (h/t Fightful)
Big E suffered fractures on his C1 and C2 vertebrae but did not undergo surgery. Due to the nature of the injury, the 37-year-old WWE Superstar might have to wait a little longer to get cleared to return and wrestle again.
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