Big E had to overcome a lot of trials and hurdles before reaching the top of the mountain in WWE. Fans always supported Big E over the years and this was more evident after Big E suffered a career-ending neck injury last year. That being said, he is still away from in-ring action even now. Now it appears that Big E has no pain and is feeling great, one year after the neck injury.

On the March 11, 2022 episode of WWE SmackDown, fans were in for a huge shock when Big E was dumped on his head by Ridge Holland via 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 was what happened.

Big E then revealed that he would not be needing any surgery, despite the fact that he fractured his C1 vertebrae and C6 vertebrae. The former WWE Champion is doing a lot more traveling, among other things.

While speaking to Battle & Eli on Battleground, Big E provided an update on his condition. Big E revealed that he has no pain and is feeling great, one year after the neck injury. That said, he still isn’t sure about making a return to the squared circle.


“It’s just a complicated fracture. I broke my C1 and C2 in two places, a Jefferson fracture is what it’s called. It just takes a little more time to heal. We just did the one year scans after WrestleMania, it was a little later because of WrestleMania. We need to sit down with the doctors at some point and figure out what the next step is. From my perspective, I feel great, I have no function issues, no pain issues, I’ve been in the gym since two weeks after I broke my neck. I’m feeling great. Obviously, your neck has to be in a certain condition to deal with the rigors of being in the ring on a nightly basis.”

Big E would also consider non-wrestling role in WWE if he is forced to retire. We will have to wait and see whether Big E will somehow manage to make his return to the ring. If not, fans will always appreciate him for all he did in the business.

What do you think about Big E’s recovery progress one year after his neck injury? Do you want to see him compete again? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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