At WWE Day 1 pay-per-view, The Scottish Warrior Drew McIntyre defeated Madcap Moss in a singles match. Later during the McIntyre’s backstage interview, he was brutally attacked by Baron Corbin and Madcap Moss with steel chair.
Following the Day 1 event, WWE announced that Drew McIntyre had suffered a cervical neck strain with severe contusions. Now, we got an backstage update about the Drew McIntyre’s injury angle.
INJURY UPDATE: @DMcIntyreWWE suffered a cervical neck strain with severe contusions.
Upon further evaluation by medical staff he will have a follow-up with an orthopedic cervical specialist. pic.twitter.com/5Bju1faAW8
According to the Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Drew McIntyre has been dealing with legitimate neck issues from the past several weeks.
“The word backstage is that the angle was brought about by some legitimate neck issues McIntyre has been dealing with of late (at least several weeks), necessitating him needing to undergo medical testing. So, WWE wrote him out of storylines with the attack to be proactive about the situation.”
While there is no certain timeframe on how long The Scottish Warrior will remain out of action from the ring but people within the company reportedly hope that it turns out to be a short-term in-ring hiatus.
Despite his neck issues, former WWE Champion has frequently worked throughout the WWE’s recent live tours. Here what Mike Johnson stated in PWInsider’s report:
“There were quite a few people over the course of the night who pointed out how insanely hard McIntyre has been going in recent weeks despite the neck issues, including him working multiple times a night over the recent live event tour that saw him doing tag matches against the Usos and then doing pretty stiff Street Fights against Sheamus. One person noted that McIntyre “went down swinging” to injury for the company.”