Big E Suffers Legit Broken Neck On WWE SmackDown

Former world champion takes horrific bump during tag match, stretchered out.

Big E Neck Injury

In what is more bad news for a genuinely good human being, Big E suffered an apparent broken neck Friday night during a tag match on WWE SmackDown.

Thankfully, E tweeted a short video late Friday night wearing a neck brace where he told everyone that he can move all his fingers and toes and has strength in his limbs. In what could only be described as typical Big E, he thanked everyone for their concern and urged them not to worry about him. Several WWE superstars, including Becky Lynch, Bobby Lashley, Liv Morgan, Natalya and Angelo Dawkins, tweeted their well-wishes to E.

The injury came during a tag match between New Day and Sheamus & Ridge Holland. Things broke down and Holland went to give a belly-to-belly overhead suplex to Big E on the floor, but E landed directly on top of his head and didn't move after landing. The match continued briefly with Sheamus pinning Kofi Kingston, but the camera never panned back to Big E, with Michael Cole only confirming that medical personnel were tending to the superstar.

Big E reached the mountaintop last fall, capturing the WWE Championship and holding it for nearly three months before it was hot-shotted to Brock Lesnar at Day One. WWE's poor booking of E's title reign has been a sore spot for many fans, who feel the charismatic superstar finally had gotten the opportunity he deserved, and then the company cut the legs out from under him.


WhatCulture extends its best wishes for a speedy and safe recovery to Big E, and that he returns when he's healthy.


Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.