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Big E: Doctors Have Advised Me Not To Wrestle Again, I Want To Be Smart About My Future

Big E provides an update on his future.

The former WWE Champion has been out of action since March 2022. He suffered a fractured C1 vertebrae and C6 vertebrae upon landing on his head after a belly-to-belly suplex by Ridge Holland. In July, he stated that he felt great, but he didn’t have a timetable for his return.

At a WWE SummerSlam media conference, Big E was asked about his in-ring future following the injury. He noted that he talked to spine specialists. He described (transcription credit: Fightful) how they said they wouldn’t wrestle again if they were him. Big E made it clear that he wants to be smart about his 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,'” Big E said. “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.”

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Big E previously shared his hope that Xavier Woods will get more opportunities in singles matches. Check out his comments here.