Drew McIntyre awaiting word on potential injury at end of match against Andrade Cien Almas at Takeover

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

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Drew Galloway (art credit Matt Charlton & Sam Gardiner © PWTorch)


PWTorch has learned that Drew McIntyre did suffer an arm injury near the end of the NXT Title match at NXT Takeover WarGames tonight in Houston, Tex. He will be evaluated probably on Monday to ascertain the extent of his injury. It may or may not cause lost ring time. The title change was planned, and an audible was not called mid-match, as some on social media have speculated or wondered about.

Keller’s Analysis: That will be an unfortunate setback if he misses ring time, as that feud had clicked and Andrade Cien Almas has really gained momentum, and he doesn’t really have a credible top tier babyface in NXT ready to step up and replace Drew in the NXT Title picture. It could lead to an acceleration of the Velveteen Dream vs. Aleister Black feud, so Black can move into the title picture against Almas right away, which would be unfortunate as it would interrupt and derail two good NXT feuds that were just getting started.

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