Drew McIntyre Injured At NXT TakeOver: WarGames

McIntyre suffered a bicep injury during his NXT Championship match with Andrade 'Cien' Almas.

There was unfortunate news at NXT TakeOver: WarGames, as Drew McIntyre sustained a bicep injury towards the end of his match with Andrade 'Cien' Almas.

The Scot is believed to have suffered the damage to his left arm while taking Almas' elevated DDT finisher, holding on to the top rope as he was driven into the canvas. Fortunately, this was the final spot of the match, but the extent of McIntyre's injury is not yet known.

Whether selling the emotion of his title loss and injury, or legitimately devastated at the incident (or perhaps a mixture of both), McIntyre remained in the ring long after the match while the camera lingered on his face.

He gave a similarly dejected interview afterwards, in which he explained that while he didn't know what exactly the injury was, from experience he knew that it didn't feel good.

Triple H later confirmed that McIntyre will undergo an MRI scan this weekend, and will have surgery very soon if necessary.

It was an unfortunate marring of what many agree was a wonderful title match, one which saw both McIntyre and Almas pulling out all the stops to create an entertaining spectacle.

Almas' victory was immediately regarded as a surprise on social media, with many believing that McIntyre would win before moving onto a feud with Adam Cole (who attacked him immediately after he clinched the NXT Championship at TakeOver: Brooklyn III).

Indeed, some have since speculated that the finish of the match was changed on the fly when McIntyre realised he was injured, although the fact that the incident appeared seconds before the end of the bout - with minimal time to communicate such a decision - makes it quite unlikely.

Elsewhere on the show, several competitors in the main event WarGames match appeared to be bleeding hardway - the worst by far being Alexander Wolfe - although thankfully no serious injuries have been reported.

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