Back in March, New Day members Kofi Kingston and Big E took part in a tag match against Ridge Holland and Sheamus of the Brawling Brutes on SmackDown. The match was a pretty even hard hitting affair, but thigs took a scary-looking turn late on. 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. It was later revealed that Big E had suffered a broken neck, but also that he was expected to make a full recovery without the need for surgery. Instead, he’s been playing the waiting game as his neck heals.
According To Kofi Kingston, Big E Is Getting “A Lot Better”
Speaking to Steve Fall of NBC Sports Boston, Kofi Kingston detailed the rise of trios teams in WWE and on SmackDown in particular. He also provided an update on his fellow New Day member, saying that the star is getting better and was even well enough recently to roller skate.
“Anything is possible. There’s a lot of trios going on, Sheamus and The Brawling Brutes, The Bloodline, The New Day. We’ll see how E does in coming back. He’s getting a lot better too for those who are concerned and whatnot.
“He was actually roller skating the other day. I was like, ‘Oh my God. You’re alright.’ He’s coming along and he’s in great spirits. We’re just kind of taking it one day at a time with him. But yeah, I think a trios title would be interesting. It would obviously be something that’s never been before in WWE, so who knows? You gotta stay tuned and watch to find out.”
Kingston and Xavier Woods have continued to represent the New Day on SmackDown in Big E’s absence. Kingston’s last televised match was against Sami Zayn, and the New Day member suffered a loss against the Honorary Uce.