Big E suffered a broken neck during Friday’s episode of SmackDown. He was knocked off the ground after a terrible touchdown during the show’s opening match. The former WWE Champion landed on the crown of his head while taking a suplex out of the ring.
Big E and Kofi Kingston started against Sheamus and Ridge Holland Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown. During the match, Holland handed a belly-to-belly suplex to Big E outside the ring. Big E didn’t fully turn to his back and instead took the bump square on top of his head. Big E seemed to be injured and remained motionless after landing on the ground. Commentator Michael Cole noted that medical staff were attending the new day’s member.
He shared a video on social media confirming the serious injury he sustained while making sure he would be fine.
“I can’t thank all of you beauties enough for your attention and messages, it’s so heartwarming,” Big E said. I can move all my numbers [fingers]You see, that’s nice. This is always a good thing. The strength seems good, but unfortunately now they tell me that my neck is broken. I’ll be fine, I’ll be fine, don’t worry.”
Footage captured by the fans present showed Big E moving off the ground during the match. WWE hasn’t released footage of the superstar being stretched. The promotion will generally be cut to footage for medical personnel if the injury is written as part of a storytelling angle.
WWE hasn’t released a statement about Big E’s status yet.
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