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Big E might return to WWE by 2022 following injury

Big E suffered a meniscus tear in a tag team match a while ago. While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Big E was asked about his injury and when he might be able to return to the ring. From the looks of it, it will take longer than expected.

“I had a meniscus repair and I think I’ll be back by 2021. That’s my goal. If I give myself a year and a half, I think that sounds about right. You know, you don’t want to rush these things. Maybe even 2022, who knows? Maybe I’ll take some time off. Maybe get some hydraulic knees, because this is my fourth knee surgery. So maybe look into that. Some Go-Go-Gadget legs. I might go bionic, actually. So we might go back to the drawing boards on that. Get some new hardware. So yeah, that’s the plan.”

Hopefully, he is able to make his in-ring return earlier than 2021 since that is a really long time for him to be away from in-ring competition.

In the meantime, Big E is amusing himself on social media by hitting on Becky Lynch’s mother, among other things.


  • Keith Learmonth

    I hope that’s not the case for E, maybe he can adjust his style to take less impact on the knees, or be used in more of an “enforcer” role, only taking matches occasionally. I like E. It would be a shame to see him retire so soon.

  • EVH

    That’s not even a major knee ligament tear, unlike the ACL or MLC that often get blown by NFL players. Recovery time is usually 6-8 months.

  • CC

    I will be surprised if he is being serious with this time scale.

  • Dustin

    Pretty sure he is kidding here.

  • Darrin Tyler

    2 years….

  • gar216

    You guys are kidding, right? Please tell me that you are and I fell for it. He’ll be back before the end of Summer. He was Kidding. It’s a Meniscus, the average person doesn’t even need crutches after the surgery.

  • Rinn13

    He’s also getting older, and this is his fourth knee surgery. For any athlete, when you get to that neighborhood, that’s usually a warning bell that your career isn’t going to last a whole lot longer.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Hell, if he had a meniscectomy, he could be back even before that.

  • Keith Learmonth

    I wouldn’t take Big E too seriously on this. Sounds to me like he just doesn’t want to give a timetable for his return. Most athletes can recover from a torn meniscus in about 3-4 months. Even a big dude like E would probably not take longer than 6 months.