Frightening accident on tonight’s SmackDown Live episode as New Day member Big E appeared to break his neck during a botched belly-to-belly suplex from Ridge Holland.
oh god noo…. Big E dropped on his head. Please be okay #Smackdown pic.twitter.com/QgIgdvGnlW
— Deke Stokes ︎ (@2Sweet444Life) March 12, 2022
In the video, Big E lands right on the crown of his head and appears to be knocked out as his body goes stiff.
He was then stretchered away from the ringside area by paramedics.
In a video posted about an hour later, Big E was conscious and speaking, saying that he had all the feeling in his fingers and toes, but did suffer a broken neck.
— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) March 12, 2022
Live video from the arena showed Big E giving a thumbs-up as he was stretchered out of the hall.
Big E gave the thumbs up.
Thank god. No one wants to see anyone get hurt. #Smackdown #WWE pic.twitter.com/SIzxhBP9ma
— Steve Fall (@SteveFall) March 12, 2022
Fans and Wrestlers React To Big E’s Injury
Sending you so much love and light E!! Heal well my friend! ✨ N https://t.co/TWxDNXWave
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) March 12, 2022
I’ve said it many times over the years, suplexing is ALL about proper technique & training, not strength. Big E.
— ftw (@OfficialTAZ) March 12, 2022
Big E is truly one of the most incredible humans I’ve ever known. Broken neck and he’s more concerned with how we all feel. We don’t deserve that man.
— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) March 12, 2022
Big E says he’s being told his neck is broken. Fuck, sending him well wishes. That was brutal to watch. https://t.co/9EACWpFg3C
— Denise ‘Hollywood Elite’ Salcedo (@_denisesalcedo) March 12, 2022
man. much love and strength to big e. aint nobody else gonna be like this with a broken neck. power of positivity is real https://t.co/AjHfTvMG4x
— TIGER DRIVER (@TigerDriver9X) March 12, 2022
Big E has broke his neck and he’s still smiling & staying positive. This guy is a warrior man.
Get well soon https://t.co/CPThSrnIMs
— Pro Wrestling Finesse (@ProWFinesse) March 12, 2022
Lord keep Big E
That was a scary bump.
— Swole One (@SwoleWorld) March 12, 2022
Everyone loves Big E
Thinking about @WWEBigE. I’ve never heard of another guy with more locker room supporters than Big E. He is universally loved. Best wishes and a speedy recovery.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) March 12, 2022
Man, really hoping @WWEBigE is okay! Sending lots of love and positive thoughts ❤️
— Noelle Foley (@NoelleFoley) March 12, 2022
I sure hope Big E is ok!#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/qqH8d64nlG
— Arik Cannon (@arikcannon) March 12, 2022
Oh my gosh I hope Big E’s okay. I don’t even know what to say.
Gentle reminder that people are really putting a lot on the line for what they do, every time they step out in the ring.
Make sure you’re kind. Make sure you’re gracious.
up for Big E. ♥️
— Phoenix (@AmyNemmity) March 12, 2022
Big E’s positivity and charisma is outstanding.
Big E cutting a lighthearted “look at how I can move with a broken neck” video is exactly why he’s always been WWE Champion material. To borrow a phrase, you can’t teach that.
— Ross W Berman IV (@RossWBermanIV) March 12, 2022
We will keep you updated on his condition as we learn more.
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