WWE Universe was shocked when Big E sustained a severe neck fracture during the episode of SmackDown on March 11, 2022. A sequence with Ridge Holland didn't go right and Big E broke his C1 and C6 vertebrae. The New Day member has been working hard over the past few months and may return to the ring next year.
According to the latest rumors, 'The Powerhouse of Positivity' could take part in the Royal Rumble 2023. The royal brawl could also host the returns of Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton and Charlotte Flair. Returning to Big E, his last appearance dates back to the premiere of 'Wakanda Forever', in which he was spotted with his New Day friends.
A few days ago, Road Dogg provided an important update on the condition of Big E.
Backstage news on Big E
“Big E's recovery is progressing well and he was lucky not to suffer worse consequences. His injury shocked everyone” - began Road Dogg.
"I saw him recently and he is much better. He himself is aware that he was lucky and that it could have been much worse for him. I can't wait for you to return to the ring. He is a very good wrestler and a very good person. I'm happy to be able to call him a friend” - he added.
Recently, the former WWE Champion revealed what he has been up to in recent months: “I had never been a scout and he was absolutely not in my plans. It wasn't an area that interested me before I suffered this injury. I've always seen myself as the eternally young superstar, but the neck injury changed everything.
I enjoyed working behind the scenes and discussing the potential of young talent with others. It was a really interesting job”. A lot has changed in WWE after Vince McMahon announced his resounding retirement. Vince said goodbye to the company last July, thanks to the advancing age and the heavy accusations that have come down on him in the last period.
His place was taken by Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan, while Triple H became the new head of the creative team. Speaking with Steve Fall of NBC Sports Boston, Kofi Kingston slipped in some information on his stablemate and how he has been doing.
"Anything is possible. I feel, like you said, there's a lot of trios going on - Sheamus and the Brawling Brutes, The Bloodline, The New Day too. We see how E does in coming back. He's getting a lot better too for those who are concerned and what not.
He was actually roller skating the other day. I was like 'Oh my God, is he okay? You're alright man? He's coming along and he's in great spirits."