Former WWE Champion Large E has been out of motion since March after struggling a damaged neck. The injury occurred in a tag bout between the New Day and Sheamus and Ridge Holland, which culminated in Holland tossing E with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the surface of the ring. E landed awkwardly on the highest of his head and was instantly stretchered out of the world. Large E would take to social media not lengthy after, revealing he suffered fractures to his C1 vertebrae and C6 vertebrae. Fortuitously, the heavyweight suffered no ligament or spinal cord harm.
Regardless of indicators being comparatively optimistic, Large E has famous he does not know if he’ll wrestle once more. Whereas the neck injury didn’t require surgical procedure, it does put him in a troublesome place shifting ahead. Repeated neck harm is harmful, as evident by Edge’s decade-long retirement from skilled wrestling resulting from related points.
No matter what the longer term holds, Large E is in good spirits. Talking with Ryan Satin on Out of Character, E defined that he at the moment has “no nerve points.”
“The upside is true now I’ve no nerve points. There is no tingling, no weak spot,” Large E stated. “I have been within the gymnasium since two weeks after breaking my neck. They advised me so long as your neck is within the brace, so long as you keep within the brace you are good for that. I have been figuring out. I really feel nice.”
On the finish of the day, Large E confused that he is grateful to only be alive.
“I am simply actually grateful, actually. I really feel like in some ways it looks like a bullet whizzed by my face,” Large E continued. “Like, I felt the wind of the bullet go by my head and I am very grateful to nonetheless be right here, to nonetheless have the usage of my limbs, to nonetheless really feel good. That is actually my largest takeaway. Gratitude. I really am grateful that I am nonetheless right here, that I am nonetheless kicking it.”
Historical past has been comparatively form to those that return from neck accidents when given the suitable period of time to heal. WWE Corridor of Famer Lita spent roughly 18 months on the shelf after struggling cracks in a number of vertebrae however was in a position to return to motion and proceed her profession for years to come back. “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin was briefly paralyzed after taking a Sitdown Tombstone from Owen Hart at WWE SummerSlam 1997, but was in a position to return to the ring and go on to develop into some of the iconic WWE superstars of all time. Even Kurt Angle, who gained a gold medal with a damaged freakin’ neck, went on to have many years on squared circle success following his injury.
If Large E is cleared, the choice to return to the ring in the end lies in his palms. That stated, E has loads of non-physical roles he might fulfill inside WWE, together with as a expertise scout or supervisor. The muscle of the New Day just lately tried out the previous, as he was evaluating prospects at WWE’s Nashville tryout over SummerSlam weekend.
Keep tuned to ComicBook.com for updates on Large E’s WWE future.