Big E Says Doctors Have Advised Him To Not Wrestle Again, Wants To Be Smart With His Future

Big E provides an update on his future.

Fans haven't seen Big E in action since the March 11, 2022 episode of WWE SmackDown when he suffered a neck injury when he landed on his head following a belly-to-belly suplex from Ridge Holland. Big E fractured his C1 vertebrae and C6 vertebrae, but didn't suffer any ligament or spinal cord damage.

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On July 7, Big E said he felt 100%, but he didn't know when he might return to the ring.

Speaking at a WWE SummerSlam media conference, Big E was asked about his in-ring future.

"We did the year check-up and all that stuff looked great, but on the other side, I also talked to spine specialists, people who have worked on other people in the company and done their fusions and they said, 'Hey, I would not wrestle again if I were you.' For me, at 37, these are things that I think about. I think about quality of life. When I started this job at 23 and probably had a bit of a death wish and was okay at dying in the ring, I would now like to not die in the ring. I would like to do other things with my life. I don't really have a timeline right now. I'm just really grateful to not have any nerve pain. My strength is great. Legit no issues whatsoever. It's something I want to be smart about and make the best decision for my life. I'd like to have a lot of healthy life ahead of me. I want to be smart about things. Unfortunately, right now, I have no answer. I feel great, but I have nothing," he said.

Big E has been at WWE premium live event weekends to help with NIL tryouts.

Fightful will continue to update fans on Big E's condition and potential in-ring return when more is known.

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