Drew McIntyre made his WWE return this year and was put in the NXT. The company felt that they needed to build him up down in the developmental brand before putting him on the main roster. This guy was made to look strong and important while he was in the NXT which propelled him to challenge Bobby Roode for the NXT Championship at the Brooklyn Part III Takeover.
They made the decision to put the belt on him since they wanted to move Bobby Roode to the Smackdown Live. He was supposed to be in the main event picture with Andrade Cien Almas for a couple more months and a couple more NXT Takeover battles.
When he lost the title to Almas, he seemed injured. Many people thought that maybe an audible was called during the match and that Cien Almas won the championship because Drew got hurt. In the end, according to the reports, the original plan was to give the belt to have Andrade go over McIntyre in the battle. His championship win had nothing to do with him getting hurt.
Now we know that Drew McIntyre indeed tore his biceps like everybody initially thought and he is now forced to miss several months of action because of it.
A typical timetable for the return of somebody that suffered this injury is at least four to six months, which means that Drew is for sure going to miss the Takeover during the Wrestlemania weekend.
The question now is whether or not the company is going to have him come back to the developmental brand to challenge for the NXT title or do they have him move up to the main roster on either Monday Night Raw or Smackdown Live.