During his time in WWE, Eric Rowan was one of the most physically threatening performers. Unfortunately, he was let go by WWE in April 2020 as part of budget cuts prompted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, Rowan has made occasional appearances, including a few for All Elite Wrestling.

Erick Rowan discussed Bray Wyatt’s return to WWE in an exclusive interview with Wrestling News. He also discussed his role in the short film TITO and the possibility of a WWE Royal Rumble return. Rowan began by providing details about the film, which also stars Claudio Castagnoli. 

Rowan then went on to discuss his wrestling injuries, claiming that every time he was injured and fans saw him off the TV, it was because he was getting surgery. He stated that he was alone in the hospital, undergoing surgery, traveling back home, miserable, and doing rehab every day, sometimes twice a day. He also recalled tearing his bicep when The Bludgeon Brothers won SummerSlam.

Erick revealed that they gave him one day off to let him deal with the pain, and then they did a SmackDown against The New Day match in which they used ladders and other props. In the meantime, he also mentioned that he lacked a right bicep that was attached to his arm. However, he never made a story out of it.


All the times I got injured and you saw me off TV was because I was having surgeries. Every time I was off TV for a period of time it was because I was having a surgery. You never saw cameras around me. No. I was by myself at the hospitals, getting the surgery, flying back home, miserable, and doing the rehab every day, sometimes twice a day. Nobody ever talks about it. I remember when The Bludgeon Brothers, when we had won at SummerSlam, I tore my bicep. They gave me one day off so I could hopefully deal with the pain, and then we did a SmackDown versus The New Day where we used ladders and all sorts of stuff. In the meantime, I don’t have a right bicep that’s attached to my arm. But I’ve never made a story out of it.

If you want to read the entire interview, click here. Let’s see what he has in store for us next. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.

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