Big E remains uncertain about his future in the ring. During a SummerSlam media press conference event, the former WWE Champion addressed questions about his health. He revealed that several doctors, who had experience with neck fusions for WWE athletes, advised him against returning to wrestling.
“We did the year checkup and all that stuff looked great. But on the other side, I talked to spine specialists, people who have worked on other people in the company and done their fusions and they said like hey, I would not wrestle again if I were you,” he said.
“I don’t really have a timeline right now,” he said. I’m just really grateful to not have any nerve pain. My strength is great, legit no issues whatsoever. So it’s just something I want to be smart about and make the very best decision for my life, hopefully I’d like to have have a lot of healthy life ahead of me. Unfortunately, right now, I have no answers. I feel great, but yeah, I have nothing.”
Big E suffered a broken neck on March 11, 2022, during a tag team match on SmackDown. He was given a belly-to-belly suplex by Ridge Holland, but the move went wrong and Big E landed on his head. He was immediately taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a fractured C1 and C6 vertebrae.