Drew McIntyre has been grappling with in WWE, apparently since WrestleMania 40.

According to recent reports, McIntyre has been persevering through a “badly hyperextended elbow” during the recent WWE tour.

Further details on McIntyre’s condition were provided by Dave Meltzer during Wrestling Observer Radio, where he confirmed, “He’s hurting, hyperextended elbow. Badly hyperextended elbow.”

Speculation suggests that McIntyre sustained the injury during his match against Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 40 on April 7, 2024. The bout saw McIntyre clinch the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, only to drop the title to Damian Priest shortly afterward due to a Money in the Bank cash-in.


WebMD explains that a hyperextended elbow occurs when one of the elbow joints bends backward beyond its normal range of motion.

Following WrestleMania 40, McIntyre participated in a Fatal 4-Way match to determine the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Number 1 Contender, which was won by Jey Uso on the April 8 episode of Raw.

During the recent WWE Live tour in the United Kingdom, McIntyre squared off against Jey Uso across four nights, with matches held in Birmingham, Cardiff, London, and Belfast. Despite his injury, McIntyre continued to deliver performances for the WWE Universe.

How do you think Drew McIntyre’s hyperextended elbow injury will affect his performances in WWE? Do you believe he should take some time off to recover, or do you admire his determination to continue competing despite the injury? Share your thoughts and well wishes for McIntyre in the comments below!

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