Well, it looks like it wasn’t a work after all. Drew McIntyre was apparently legitimately injured during his match with Andrade Almas tonight at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. In my recap of the show, I noted that it looked like he legit hurt his arm when he went over the top rope in the closing stretch of the match. Also, it seemed like the finish was hurried to end the match rather suddenly.
After the match was over, one of the ringside doctors came into the ring to see about Drew, and he was helped back to the back.
During Triple H’s post-TakeOver Facebook stream, he verified that McIntyre had been injured and that it was probably a separated or torn bicep that would require surgery. Drew is scheduled to undergo a MRI tomorrow to determine the extent of the damage.
This is not good news for McIntyre or NXT. They are losing one of the brand’s top stars, and McIntyre had been on a roll since his return. There have also been rumors of his getting called up to the main roster soon, but this injury puts those plans on hold.
We will keep everyone updated on McIntyre’s status as more information becomes known.