Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has been absent from TV since his involvement in the main event of Survivor Series: WarGames on November 26th, with his most recent live event appearance coming just the day after in Portland, Maine.
PWInsider are now reporting that McIntyre is currently dealing with a minor injury, and thus is expected to miss WWE’s annual post-Christmas live event on December 26th, a show he was originally planned to be a part of.
“WWE sources have confirmed that the reason a change was made to their Madison Square Garden main event on Monday 12/26 for the annual post-Christmas event is that Drew McIntyre will not be cleared to return to the ring by the time the show takes place. McIntyre had been removed from the ring to heal what was termed “a minor injury” to us several weeks back and will not be able to return until the company’s medical protocol clears him to perform.”-PWInsider
Per the report, McIntyre was originally expected to be cleared in time for the aforementioned live event scheduled for Boxing Day, with an eight-man tag-team bout planned to be the show’s main event. The show is now set to be headlined The Usos vs Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens.
PWInsider were also told that the 37-year-old will not be appearing in any form on the upcoming live events next week, with a timeframe for his recovery yet to be provided.
As always, we wish Drew McIntyre the best in his recovery from injury and hope to see him back on our screens soon.