Big E has shared a very positive update on his recently broken neck, revealing he won’t require surgery.
The Friday, March 11th edition of SmackDown was marred by a serious injury to Big E. The former World Champion had been teaming with Kofi Kingston taking on Sheamus and Ridge Holland.
After Big E fell to the outside, he was given an overhead Belly to Belly Suplex by Ridge Holland. However, instead of Big E flipping all of the way over and landing on his back, he landed on his head and neck.
The former World Champion wasn’t involved in the match again, as commentary mentioned that he was being tended to by medics. During the following commercial break, the star was taken out of the arena on a stretcher.
In a video shared on social media, the New Day star later confirmed that he had broken his neck.
This has since been followed up with a fresh update, where Big E has revealed that he won’t require surgery.
“So I got some really good news all things considered. The C1 and C6 are indeed fractured, non-displacement though, which is a good thing. I don’t have any damage to my spinal cord. No ligament damage and no surgery, which I’m very thankful for. Pro-tip, if you’re going to break your neck, do it in Birmingham. They’ve been great. Everyone here has been great. For real, it’s meant a ton to me that so many of you have been so kind and reached out or stopped in to see me. I feel like I sound like a broken record, but I’m very grateful and I’m gonna be alright. It’s a blessing,”
— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) March 12, 2022
Big E moved back to SmackDown in late January to reunite with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods after a stint on Raw which saw him crowned WWE Champion.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.