WWE Rumors: Drew McIntyre Written off TV at Day 1 PPV to Rehab Lingering Neck Injury

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 2, 2022

Scottish professional wrestler Drew McIntyre poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the MTV Europe Music Awards at the Laszlo Papp Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary on November 14, 2021. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP) (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)

Drew McIntyre is reportedly dealing with a legitimate neck injury and will be out for an undisclosed period, per PW Insider (via Wrestling Inc's Marc Middleton).

McIntyre was written off WWE programming during Saturday's Day 1 event when he was attacked by Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss backstage after beating Moss earlier in the show. 


INJURY UPDATE: <a href="https://twitter.com/DMcIntyreWWE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DMcIntyreWWE</a> suffered a cervical neck strain with severe contusions. <br><br>Upon further evaluation by medical staff he will have a follow-up with an orthopedic cervical specialist. <a href="https://t.co/5Bju1faAW8">pic.twitter.com/5Bju1faAW8</a>

PW Insider reported McIntyre has been dealing with a lingering neck injury for "several weeks" and will consult with doctors on how to proceed. WWE is reportedly hopeful McIntyre will not miss extended time.

McIntyre has been a stalwart of WWE programming over the course of the pandemic, reigning as champion for most of the ThunderDome era before taking on a workhorse role that saw him wrestle 95 matches in 2021. 

Despite dealing with the neck injury, McIntyre has wrestled nearly every week on television and has been a fixture at house shows. 

WWE will hope the assessment of his condition is promising and he can get back into the fold quickly. 

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