NXT star Pete Dunne, now under the name of Butch, was called up to WWE SmackDown two weeks ago, to begin the build to a six-man tag team match at WrestleMania 38, pitting him, Sheamus and Ridge Holland against the New Day.
The match will no longer be taking place due to Big E tragically suffering a broken neck in a tag team match against Sheamus and Ridge Holland.
E’s partner in that match, Kofi Kingston, recently spoke with The Bart Winkler Show, where he provided an update on Big E’s injury, saying:
“Yeah, man, with regard to E, for those who don’t know, he actually broke his neck a couple of weeks ago. And luckily, you know, I say, luckily, but, you know, he fractured his C1 and C6 and it wasn’t any worse than that. He didn’t have any spinal cord damage, he didn’t have any misalignment. He is moving around pretty well, all things considered. and it’s now just a matter of rest and recovery, he will not be available for WrestleMania, for sure, I can guarantee you that,”
When it came to Kofi’s own WrestleMania plans, he said:
“But with regards to what I’m going to be doing at WrestleMania, I don’t know, I’m not sure. Hopefully, Woods will be back and we can mix it up with some of these tag teams out there. But everything is up in the air, you never know what is going to happen leading up to WrestleMania, that’s why it’s so exciting right now because we really just don’t know.”
The six-man tag team match was one of many matches planned for WrestleMania that didn’t end up happening. Here is a list of 11 matches that were planned for the show at one point.
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