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WWE superstar Big E suffers a broken neck on Smackdown, confirms he’s okay (Video)

Written by Doug Rush

On Friday Night Smackdown, former WWE Champion Big E landed on his head in a nasty landing from a belly-to-belly Suplex, which had everyone concerned.

He left on a stretcher following the match. Big E took to social media to tell everyone that he’s okay, but did suffer a broken neck.

Fortunately, Big E didn’t suffer any further injuries and it sounds like something he can possible recover from.

Get well soon, Big E.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.