Big E has weighed in on his current status just over a year after suffering a broken neck on WWE SmackDown.
The New Day fan favourite was hit with on the March 11, 2022 episode when a move from Ridge Holland – who for the incident – went badly wrong in a terrifying accident live on air.
The move saw the former world champion land on his head, causing him to fracture his C1 and C6 vertebrates, although he avoided any ligament or spinal cord damage.
Speaking to , the 37-year-old star said: ‘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 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.’
The beloved wrestler noted in terms of every day life, he is ‘feeling great’ – but there is a difference between that and being able to get back in the ring.
‘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,’ he said.
‘Obviously, your neck has to be in a certain condition to deal with the rigors of being in the ring on a nightly basis.’
E is still keeping busy, and it was announced this week that he will serve as the Michigan Panthers’ official MC at all home games this season before WWE takes of the USFL’s home stadium at Ford Field.
He said in a statement: ‘I am excited to join forces with the USFL and the Panthers as the team returns to Michigan.
‘Detroit has some of the best fans in the world and I look forward to connecting with them at Ford Field, the host of SummerSlam this August.’
SummerSlam will take place at Ford Field on Saturday, August 5. It will mark the first time in 30 years that WWE will host its historic summer event in Detroit. Tune in via the WWE Network.