As former WWE Champion Big E continues to recover from a serious neck injury he reveals the unusual gift he received from fellow star Ridge Holland.
The March 11th, 2022 episode of Friday Night SmackDown was marred by a serious injury suffered by former WWE Champion Big E. During a tag team match that saw the star team with Kofi Kingston to take on Sheamus and Ridge Holland, one particular spot went badly wrong.
After falling to the outside of the ring, Big E was given an Overhead Belly-to-Belly Suplex by Holland. However, instead of the New Day star landing flat on his back, he landed on his head and neck. While Big E was taken to the backstage area on a stretcher, it was later confirmed that he had broken his neck.
Speaking to ESPN, Big E revealed that despite the gravity of his injury he is expected to make a full recovery. In the same interview, The New Day star revealed that Ridge Holland had sent him a big package of red meat by way of an apology. Although Big E says he doesn’t eat red meat and instead passed the gift on to a friend and that “he and his family had many nights of great feasts.”
Big E added that he has no issue with the Englishman and says life as a pro wrestler is just one with inherent risks:
“I have no issue whatsoever with Ridge. He’s reached out and said some very kind things. … What we do is dangerous, and there are inherent dangers. And to that degree, we all kind of know what we sign up for, and it was unfortunate that it went down that way. But I’m not dead. I’m alive. I’m doing well.”