Big E Suffers Serious Neck Injury During SmackDown Match

Big E leaning on ropes

Former WWE Champion Big E suffered a serious neck injury while taking a move outside the ring on SmackDown. Fortunately, the star will not require surgery.

On the March 11th edition of SmackDown, Big E teamed up with Kofi Kingston to take on Sheamus and Ridge Holland.

When Big E fell to the outside, he was followed by Ridge Holland who landed a Belly to Belly Suplex on the New Day star. Unfortunately, instead of turning all the way over and landing on his back, Big E landed on his head and neck.

Commentary confirmed that the former WWE Champion was being tended to by medics, and he was later taken out of the arena on a stretcher.

Following the show, Big E posted a video on Twitter to confirm that he had broken his neck. He has since provided a more positive update, revealing that the injuries had happened in such a way that he won’t require surgery.

“So I got some really good news all things considered. The C1 and C6 are indeed fractured, non-displacement though, which is a good thing. I don’t have any damage to my spinal cord. No ligament damage and no surgery, which I’m very thankful for.

“Pro-tip, if you’re going to break your neck, do it in Birmingham. They’ve been great. Everyone here has been great. For real, it’s meant a ton to me that so many of you have been so kind and reached out or stopped in to see me. I feel like I sound like a broken record, but I’m very grateful and I’m gonna be alright. It’s a blessing.”

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.