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“He’s Able to Live His Life and Be Happy”: Heartwarming Health Update on Former WWE Champion Who Hasn’t Wrestled for 10 Months

Published 01/21/2023, 1:00 PM EST

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Pro wrestling is a grueling sport that comes with its risks and injuries. Many promising careers have been affected because of injuries suffered inside the ring. Former WWE Champion and New Day member Big E, unfortunately, suffered the same fate last year on an episode of SmackDown. The 36-year-old star landed on the top of his head during a tag team match against Sheamus and Ridge Holland and broke his neck. The ringside paramedics stretched him out and later it was revealed that his C1  was broken in two spots.

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The famed tag team wrestler has been in injury rehab since and while there has been progress, his in-ring status is uncertain. Now fellow New Day member Kofi Kingston has shared the latest update on his friend’s health.

Kofi Kingston shares an update on Big E’s recovery


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Last month, Big E talked about his progress from the horrific neck injury and said he isn’t dealing with any impairment as far as nerve and strength issues. He mentioned that he wanted his C1 to be “rock solid” before he could return to in-ring competition.

His tag team partner on the night he broke his neck, Kofi Kingston, recently gave an update on Big E’s recovery. Speaking to Peter Rosenberg on the “Cheap Heat” podcast, Kofi said that Big E is doing great. He said, “He’s doing great, man. He’s doing awesome. I mean, for someone who literally broke their neck, it’s amazing to see the level of recovery.” 


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Kingston then mentioned that Big E will have a new scan to further evaluate his recovery. He stated, “So they want to do a new scan, I believe in March, and they want to see where things are and we’ll kind of go from there.” The former WWE Champion also said the most important thing is that Big E lives his life in a “comfortable fashion and be happy.”

Despite not being involved in-ring action since his injury, Big E has done promotional work for WWE and even did the introduction for NASCAR Championship 4 race a couple of months back. The former eight-time tag team champion has also been scouting talents for WWE while on the sidelines.


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Fans will hope for a steady recovery for Big E and wish he could get back to doing what he loves inside the ring.

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Written by:

Sherjeel Malik


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Sherjeel Malik is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. He has been a passionate Wrestling fan since childhood and his all-time favorites include 'The Hardy Boyz' and Randy Orton. Sherjeel also follows soccer religiously and is a Liverpool fan.
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Debmallya Chakraborty