The WWE Universe has long been waiting for the return of lovable big guy Big E (real name: Ettore Ewen) to the wrestling ring. The New Day member has been out of commission since March of this year after a botched suplex from Ridge Holland. Ever since that terrifying injury, fans have been speculating about when he could return.
However, there's a distinct possibility that Big E may never step foot in the WWE again… or in any other promotion. Neck injuries are no joke, and Ewen's injury was potentially life-threatening. Had it gone any other way, Big E could've ended up paralyzed… or worse. Ultimately, doctors could decide that the risk of further injury is too great and say that he should never wrestle again.
How does Big E feel about the possibility of never returning from his injury? Well, in an interview with TMZ, the WWE star said that he was “at peace” if he never wrestled again. Here's his reasoning why:
“Yeah, I think so. Honestly, my philosophy as a human being is learning to be content with whatever life brings you. I'm so grateful to not be in a wheelchair, but if I was, I would have to adjust to life in a wheelchair. That's just how I am programmed… If I spend hours or days or weeks kind of mourning where I'm at in life, and not being what I wanted to be, that doesn't serve me.”
Should Big E's WWE career end now, he would go down in history as one of the best stories of his generation. Initially a goon to Dolph Ziggler in 2014, Big E was packaged with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods as “The New Day”. Fan reaction to the new stable was extremely negative at first. However, after embracing their heelish side, they became the most over group in tag team history. Big E himself has achieved both tag and singles success, winning the WWE title at one point.
Ultimately, Big E's health and safety after his injury is the number one priority. The WWE Universe waits for his triumphant return. If it never comes, though, the fans will instead give him a well-deserved send-off as one of the best to ever do it.