Big E suffered a very serious injury during the last episode of SmackDown. The former WWE Champion suffered a neck fracture after landing badly during the match against Ridge Holland. It would take a real miracle to allow the 36-year-old from Tampa to participate in the 38th edition of WrestleMania, which will take place at Arlington's AT&T Stadium in less than three weeks.
Barring sensational and unlikely twists, The New Day member will be forced to miss the most important event of the year. “I would like to thank all the people who have been worried about me in the last few hours, your messages have really moved me.
They told me I suffered a neck fracture, although it will take a while to get a precise diagnosis. It's going to be okay, don't worry about me," said Big E. In the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, Dutch Mantell commented on the incident that occurred to the former Intercontinental champion.
Dutch Mantell on Big E
"The dynamics that led to the injury were terrible. I am so sorry for Big E, who has been working hard these months and would have liked to participate in WrestleMania. We are talking about the most important event that exists in this business, it is the dream of every superstar.
At the same time, I believe he was lucky not to be paralyzed. I wish him the best because health comes first. Such an accident can very well ruin your life forever. I hope Big E will recover 100% and be back in the ring soon” - explained Dutch Mantell.
Dutch then went into detail: “You have to understand that in wrestling, 50-60% depends on your opponent. We don't know exactly what went wrong with him during the execution of that sequence. Fortunately, there were no irreparable consequences”.
The former WWE manager finally praised the Usos: "Jey and Jimmy work great together. They've used every chance at their disposal and have fabulous chemistry. I was surprised by their performance, they understand each other beautifully."
Big E has since confirmed that his neck is broken. He remains positive and grateful for the messages he has been receiving. It is only natural for the entire wrestling world to show concern for E, who is well-liked by fans and wrestlers alike.
Quite a few big names sent good wishes to the SmackDown star after his unfortunate injury, including a lot of his current and former peers. WWE and AEW stars, among many others, tweeted about it.