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.
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.