Big E says he has control of decision regarding WWE in-ring return

In an interview with Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports, Big E addressed the status of his health following an injury sustained in March of 2022, noting that neither he nor the company had further updates on an in-ring return at this time:

We don’t, unfortunately. I appreciate everyone still asking. C1 is a tricky bone and I broke it in two places, something called a Jefferson fracture. So, you know, I’m just trying to make the best decision for myself and for my health. I wish I had a better answer, but unfortunately, I don’t have any right now.

This was followed by a question of whether Big E was in charge of the decision to return, or if it was dependent on being medically cleared, to which the former WWE Champion replied:

The great thing is I think they put me in control of that. Obviously, I’m listening to the doctors – they know more than I do as far as my health and prognosis. It’s one of those things where my ability to live my life day-to-day and to be in the gym and whatnot is not compromised at all. But, obviously, getting in the ring taking bumps, getting thrown on my back and on my neck – that’s a little bit different.

Big E would go on to talk about his history in athletics, and the decisions he needs to make at his age.

I didn’t get into this to end up in a wheelchair or worse. I started wrestling when I was 23. And at 23, the idea of being 38, which is the age I’m at now, feels so far off the idea of what life in your 40s and 50s looks like and feels like an eternity from now. But now those are real things and consequences that I think about. It’s one of the things – I’ve been an athlete my whole life, was playing tackle football at seven, which I don’t know if I’d recommend, but doing that at seven, and amateur wrestling in middle school [and] high school.

So I’ve been doing physical things my entire life. And I never wanted to leave sports hobbled and crippled. Now, at 38, those are considerations of mine. And I just want to make sure that I’m making the best decision for myself and for my health moving forward. So it’s just one of those things I want to be smart about.

Big E will be a host of the Kickoff show prior to both nights of WrestleMania 40, which take place Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennysylvania.

Source: F4WOnline