NXT TakeOver: WarGames stole the show during Survivor Series weekend, and Drew McIntyre’s WWE NXT Championship match with Andrade “Cien” Almas contributed towards said show-stealing. Almas defeated McIntyre in somewhat-shocking fashion, and while the match served its purpose in crowning a new NXT Champion, the bigger story here was the biceps injury McIntyre suffered during the closing moments of the match.
Triple H confirmed that McIntyre suffered a serious injury in an interview after NXT TakeOver: WarGames went off the air, and while WWE has yet to confirm exactly what happened to McIntyre, ProWrestlingSheet is reporting that McIntyre suffered a torn biceps, which is what the injury looked like to all the internet doctors watching at home.
Not that McIntyre’s injury needed further confirmation, but the man himself tweeted about his injury on Monday afternoon, without revealing exactly what the injury is.
The injury comes at a bad time for McIntyre, who, in all likelihood, was heading to WWE’s main roster sooner than later after dropping the NXT Championship to Almas at TakeOver. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter for November 27th essentially confirmed everyone’s speculation in this regard, noting that McIntyre wasn’t necessarily going to get the call up immediately, but it was in the works.
The Observer speculated that McIntyre was going to head to the main roster and clear the way at the top of NXT, where Adam Cole, Aleister Black, and possibly Killian Dain could be the new main event scene.
To make matters more interesting, 411 Mania shared a report from PWI on Monday, and while the details here are vague, it does shed some new light on the injury McIntyre suffered at TakeOver, as well as open the door for more speculation on when McIntyre will return to the ring.
“Drew McIntyre is already rehabbing the biceps injury that he suffered at NXT Takeover: WarGames. The hope is that he will be back in early April for WrestleMania weekend.”
If McIntyre is already rehabbing his biceps injury, you’d have to assume that he’s either avoided surgery, which is good news, or already underwent successful surgery without having that information leak, which is probably also good news. In addition to McIntyre starting rehab, PWI believes he could be ready for WrestleMania weekend, so, don’t count out that 3MB triple threat match for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania just yet.