Drew McIntyre recently revealed that he had been dealing with an injury during the recent WWE European tour, evident by the sleeve he wore on his elbow.

During an interview with Pat McAfee on the Pat McAfee Show, McIntyre shed more light on his injury, attributing it to an incident involving CM Punk at WrestleMania. McIntyre explained that Punk’s attack resulted in a fractured elbow with broken bones, yet he continued to compete, even wrestling in a four-way match the following day.

You know what happened at Mania when [CM Punk] attacked me from behind and swept my legs out? He fractured my elbow. Broken bones in it. You know what I did the next day? I wrestled in a four-way match, and I would have won if it wasn’t for CM Punk.

He expressed frustration at Punk’s absence and contrasted it with his own dedication to wrestling, particularly during the European tour where he faced Jey Uso every night. McIntyre questioned the perception of who the “bad guy” truly is in this scenario.


“I’ve been taping up every week. I did a European tour where I wrestled Jey Uso every single night. He’s sitting on his couch, collecting his big paycheck, thinking he can kiss corporate arse and keep cashing those checks while I’m putting in work. Why is the bad guy? Who is the delusional one? Who is the hypocrite?”

The WrestleMania incident saw Punk attacking McIntyre from behind, leading to a subsequent confrontation where Damian Priest cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to claim the WWE World Heavyweight Title.

Despite the injury, McIntyre has remained active on television, engaging in a verbal altercation with Punk on Monday’s WWE Raw.

In addition to discussing his injury, McIntyre also touched upon his decision to re-sign with WWE during the interview and why it took so long.

What are your thoughts on Drew McIntyre wrestling with a fractured elbow despite the injury? Do you think wrestlers should push through injuries to compete, or should they prioritize their health and well-being? Join the conversation and share your opinions in the comments below!

H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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