WWE Hoping Drew McIntyre Will Return From Injury By WrestleMania 38
McIntyre was written off TV at Day 1
As seen at WWE Day 1, Drew McIntyre was beaten down backstage by Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss following his victory over the latter, seemingly writing the former WWE Champion off of TV.
Initial reports suggested McIntyre was being taken off of TV to evaluate neck issues, and writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer has revealed more details on the nature of McIntyre’s hiatus from the ring:
“Legitimately, McIntyre’s neck has been bothering him for months and if he kept going he was on the way to major surgery. As of a few days ago, the plan was for McIntyre to have the neck looked at extensively over the next week. There’s really nothing more known until it’s fully examined. The hope is that it’s not bad and he can come back soon, at least by Mania, and that he won’t need surgery which will put him out for months. But right now nobody knows. From a timing standpoint it wasn’t good because Smackdown has no other full-time top face.”