Injured former WWE champion Big E has shared the uplifting support he had during his layoff with a serious neck injury.
Big E suffered the terrifying injury on the March 11 edition of SmackDown earlier this year, during a tag team outing against Sheamus and Ridge Holland.
The 36-year-old would later confirm he suffered a broken neck, but the injury would not require surgery. E has since kept fans updated on his recovery and has some nice words to say about WWE’s support.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, the New Day member says he was cared for by WWE while he was rehab from the serious injury.
Yes I am still getting paid I have no complaints about the way they looked after me. I am paid very regularly. My money hasn’t gone down at all. They also helped me, they also sent me as a bone stimulator to help accelerate the growth of the bone. Medical has been there, they did a great job. There have also been no costs with my medical supplies. So yes, I was definitely taken care of.”
There is no timetable for the multiple tag team champion’s injury and E recently admitted that he would be happy if it meant never competing in a WWE ring again. He also said how lucky he was not to have suffered more serious consequences, such as a wheelchair or even the end of his life.
In his absence, his New Day pals battled the recently returned Viking Raiders on SmackDown, comically mimicking their rivals during a segment that E would have been proud of last week.
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