Kofi Kingston is certainly a true veteran in the pro wrestling world, having worked in WWE for over decade. He has competed in several memorable matches and won various championships. Kingston also commented on Big E’s neck injury recently.

Apart from his singles run, which saw him win the WWE Championship, among other titles, he is still a member of The New Day. The group remains one of the most popular tag teams in the history of pro wrestling

Big E was involved in a scary bump where he was dumped on his head by Ridge Holland earlier this month. Big E was said to have suffered broken neck due to the bump. The former WWE Champion then revealed that he will not require any surgery for his neck injury.

While speaking on Hot 97, Kofi Kingston talked about Big E breaking his neck. Kingston said that it was the scariest night of his career.


“It was easily the scariest night of my career. Obviously, the injury didn’t happen to me, but I was on the inside of the ring. I see E go for that spear that he does, and he missed it, and he was on the outside there and then him and Ridge, go for that overhead suplex and I see them go up and they looked a little like wonky.

I never saw the impact. So I didn’t really — I didn’t know, you know, I went over there and I was like, ‘Okay, everything looks fine,’ he’s down and everything and then the match goes on. After everything went down, just the ref was like yeah, I don’t know if he’s okay. I was like, what’s going on all sudden, the paramedics and everything start coming out.”

It was just really really scary because it’s a reminder of how quickly things can take a turn for the worst. Every move that we execute, there’s always an element of danger to it and luckily, for the most part, we come out unscathed, but in those moments — literally looking at my brother in the face as the paramedics are putting the neck braces and everything on there, putting him on the stretcher, you know, it was very scary.

“Myself, Woods, and a bunch of the boys went to the hospital right after and we’re just waiting. With COVID protocols, they don’t really let a whole lot of people inside the emergency room. So we’re literally outside, it’s raining, we’re outside the emergency room, and we’re just waiting for word.

It’s so strange to say, ‘Luckily, he only broke (his C1 and C6 vertebrae)’ Do you know what I’m saying? He put out a tweet that put everything into perspective yesterday where he said he went in to meet the doctor and the doctor said if he had broken his neck a millimeter in one direction, he would have had a stroke. If he broke his neck in a millimeter the other direction, he would have died.

The fact that he was so strong and he had so much muscle back there really really saved them and you know again like it could have been way worse. He’s just been in great spirits the whole time, so many people have gone to visit him, and just send him so many positive messages, which he really really appreciates for sure.”

Yeah, we really lucked out because like I said, it could have been a lot worse, and we’d be having a different conversation right now. But, yeah, it’s just rest and recovery, and we’re all just kind of taking it one day at a time. We’re obviously in contact with him every day and he’s in really good spirits. He does appreciate all the support these guys from everybody,”

Big E could also be out of action for at least six months due to the neck injury. We’ll have to wait and see when the former WWE Champion will return to WWE television as fans will be glad to see him back.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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