Big E had to overcome a lot of adversity on his path to glory in WWE and fans continued to support him no matter what. Big E suffered a career-ending neck injury last year and he is still away from in-ring action even now. Now it seems Big E is open to a non-wrestling role if he has to retire due to his injury.
Back in March last year, WWE fans were in for a huge shock when Big E was dumped on his head by Ridge Holland via a belly-to-belly suplex on the outside of the ring. Big E was said to have suffered a broken neck due to the bump, and that sadly ended up being the case.
Big E then revealed that he will not be needing any surgery. E also shared a very unfortunate update regarding his recovery. Things are getting better for Big E now as he is doing a lot more traveling.
While speaking with PopCulture, Big E revealed that he has been enjoying doing media work on behalf of WWE and other things while he remains absent from in-ring action. Big E noted that he is open to working in a non-wrestling role if he has to retire from the ring.
“Being able to go to these college campuses and talk to athletes and let them know about WWE and the opportunities here … really resonates [with me]. Because I remember being 23 years old [and] a ‘failed’ football player at Iowa dealing with a bunch of injuries and then trying to figure out [my] entire life. I really love being involved in that way and I’m sure there will be other ways as well that I can be involved while I’m not in the ring.”
Big E still hasn’t received his one-year checkup after his neck injury. We will have to wait and see whether Big E will somehow manage to make his return to the squared circle. If not, fans will simply have to accept his retirement.
What do you think of Big E’s openness to working in a non-wrestling role if he has to retire from the ring due to his neck injury? Leave a comment.