10 Wrestlers Who Returned From Injury Better Than Before

Success stories that prove that going down with injury isn't quite the end of the world.


It was an evening to forget for Drew McIntyre back at NXT Takeover: WarGames, not because he lost the NXT Championship to Andrade "Cien" Almas but because he tore his biceps along the way.

In the final move of the match, Almas looked to hit McIntyre with a high angle draping DDT, but the two were slightly out of sync. When McIntyre eventually went down, his left arm was still holding the rope, which seemingly caused the tear.

There's currently no word on how serious the injury is, although it does look like it’ll keep him out of action for a fair amount of time, potentially waylaying a likely main roster call-up that probably wasn't far away.

If it’s a silver lining McIntyre's looking for, though, then he may take solace in the fact that plenty of others before him have come back from injuries and gone on to reach even greater heights. Whether they’ve been better in the ring, enjoyed more championship success or simply been more over than previously, time and again we’ve seen guys and girls come good after returning from a stint on the shelf.

Here, we look back at ten such examples from over the years.

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