Big E Would Be Content If He 'Never Wrestled Again’

Big E is on the long road to recovery after breaking his neck

Whilst reports surfaced recently stating that Big E was set to make a ‘full recovery’ from a broken neck, the future of the former WWE Champion’s in-ring career is still very much up in the air.

Big E suffered the injury in March 2022, and although signs of recovery are seemingly positive, E is not counting his chickens until he has his one-year scan in March 2023, saying the following to TMZ Sports:

"It's really one of those 'wait and see' things. I really can't say. I don't know whether I'll be back in March at 100% or if they'll look at say, 'Maybe you should be doing something else with your life.' For me, March of next year is very far off, so I don't want to spend a lot of time worrying and stressing about that. I’ve been with this company for 13 years. That means a lot of Saturdays and Sundays in Poughkeepsie and Kalamazoo and most random towns. But, now I get to live my life a little bit and see some friends and I’m enjoying just being human,” said Big E.

Despite not needing surgery, Big E fractured his C1 and C6 vertebrae after landing awkwardly from a belly-to-belly suplex, and such an injury doesn’t come with any guarantees:

"Yeah, I think so,” said Big E when asked if he’d be content if his career was over. “Honestly, my philosophy as a human being is learning to be content with whatever life brings you. I'm so grateful to not be in a wheelchair, but if I was, I would have to adjust to life in a wheelchair. That's just how I am programmed. If I spend hours or days or weeks kind of mourning where I'm at in life, and not being what I wanted to be, that doesn't serve me."

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