Following a WWE announcement that Drew McIntyre suffered a neck injury when he was attacked by Madcap Moss and Happy Corbin at Day 1, a new report has shed light on why the former WWE Champion has seemingly been written off TV.
At WWE Day 1, Drew McIntyre faced Madcap Moss in a singles match. The ‘Scottish Warrior’ had a more difficult time with Baron Corbin’s ally than many expected and ended up in a tricky spot when Moss was able to trap him upside down in the corner. However, McIntyre popped up and threw Moss across the ring before hitting a Claymore for the victory.
Later in the night, Moss and Corbin ambushed McIntyre backstage, brutally assaulting him before wrapping a chair around his neck and hitting it with part of a lighting rig. After the show, WWE provided an injury update stating that he had suffered a “cervical neck strain” and would require a follow-up evaluation with an orthopedic cervical specialist.
“INJURY UPDATE: @DMcIntyreWWE suffered a cervical neck strain with severe contusions.
Upon further evaluation by medical staff he will have a follow-up with an orthopedic cervical specialist.”
INJURY UPDATE: @DMcIntyreWWE suffered a cervical neck strain with severe contusions.
Upon further evaluation by medical staff he will have a follow-up with an orthopedic cervical specialist. pic.twitter.com/5Bju1faAW8
— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2022
It has now been reported by PWInsider that the segment was a way of writing McIntyre off TV as he has been dealing with legitimate neck issues for at least the last few weeks and requires medical testing. The length of his hiatus will not be known until after he gets checked out. It was also noted that McIntyre was wearing a neck brace when he left the PPV tonight.
The report went on to say that several in WWE pointed out how hard McIntyre has been working despite the neck issues, with hard-hitting matches during a recent live tour against the likes of Sheamus and the Usos.