It’s been about a year since WWE star Big E suffered a broken neck during an episode of «Friday Night Smackdown,» and the wrestler who pulled off the move is still receiving criticism on social media.
Ridge Holland, who performed the belly-to-belly maneuver that landed Big E on top of his head, wrote on social media that he was being labeled a «racist» and received threats as the anniversary of Big E’s injury approached. Big E.
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«Death threats. Threats to my family. Lobbying to lose my job. Being labeled a racist. Big things keep coming,» Holland wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
Big E hasn’t wrestled since, and isn’t sure if or when he’ll be able to return to the ring. He gave an injury update to TMZ Sports last week.
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«I have to see what the scans say,» the former WWE Champion said. «Talk to the doctors and then go from there. Right now, before I know anything, I’m not going to rush to judgment or anything. See how it all looks.»
As for Holland, he’s been appearing on inside shows as WWE gears up for WrestleMania 39. He appeared on «Friday Night SmackDown!» on February 3 and teamed up with Butch for a match against The Vikings Raiders. However, the Raiders would win by pinfall.
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Holland earned a pinfall victory over Cruz Del Toro at the Road to WrestleMania SuperShow on March 5.