Big E last competed on the March 12th episode of Friday Night SmackDown, where he and Kofi Kingston faced Sheamus & Ridge Holland in a Tag Team match. However, during the match, Big E suffered a broken neck after taking a belly-to-belly suplex from Ridge Holland. The former WWE Champion later revealed that his C1 and C6 vertebrae were fractured but did not need surgery.
Last July, Big E received a new backstage role and he is now one of the members of the WWE talent recruitment team. Meanwhile, Big E’s fellow New Day members were drafted to NXT and they won the NXT Tag Team Titles. Although, Big E’s WWE return is still uncertain.
During an interview with These Urban Times, Big E provided an update on his injury and whether he could return to the ring.
“I have to get some more scans at the one-year mark in March and we’ll see how everything is looking. We’ll see from there. My C1 is broken in two spots, so we obviously have to be very smart about that. I was very fortunate. I want to make sure I’m making the best decision for myself. We’ll see in March. I feel great, I’m really thankful for that. I don’t have any nerve issues, no strength issues, no impairment whatsoever. Obviously, to get back in the ring to do what we do, I want to make sure my C1 is rock solid. Other than that, I’m very blessed. I feel great.”H/T WrestlingNews.co
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