WWE star Ridge Holland — who inadvertently broke Big E‘s neck during a match last year — says he’s received death threats and been called “racist” … one year after the tragic incident occurred.
Remember, Holland and Big E were fighting on SmackDown last March … when E’s neck was broken after a belly-to-belly suplex went wrong. The WWE Superstar later said doctors told him the injury could’ve killed him.
Big E has been out of ring action ever since … and fans appear to be pissed at Ridge over the injury to the former WWE champ.
“Death threats. Threats to my family. Lobbying for me to lose my job. Being labeled as racist. Great stuff keep ‘em coming,” Holland tweeted.
TMZ Sports recently spoke with E — who’s been sidelined as he rehabs his neck injury — and he told us he doesn’t know if he’ll ever compete in a ring again, adding I “want to make the best decision” on his future with the company.
“I gotta see what the scans say,” E said. “Talk to doctors, and then go from there.” “Right now, before I know anything, I’m not going to make any rush to judgments or anything. See how everything looks.”
Of course, there’s no bad blood between Holland and E … in fact, E reportedly said he has no issue whatsoever with Holland, and acknowledged the inherent dangers associated with professional wrestling.