WWE star Drew McIntyre currently suffering from injury ahead of Clash at the Castle

After years of campaigning, WWE will finally give the UK the premium live event it has so long desired. However, fans have been given a late scare over the Universal Championship main event match between Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns.

On September 3, 74,500 fans will flock through the doors of the Principality Stadium to watch what they expect to be an exceptional show. The night will be headlined by McIntyre, who bounced back from injury earlier this year to book his place on the show.

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The Scottish icon had suffered badly from neck issues. But luckily, he managed to return in time to compete in the Royal Rumble. Despite concerns, he produced a masterful performance. McIntyre eliminated Madcap Moss and Happy Corbin.

However, he narrowly missed out on winning the event after Brock Lesnar launched him over the top rope to emerge victorious himself. Since then, McIntyre has steadily risen to the top of the WWE card. Just weeks before the show, however, he has been dealt a blow.

Drew McIntyre injury results in WWE schedule shift

Jason Powell at ProWrestling.net has reported that WWE have pulled Drew McIntyre from live events due to a back injury. The 37-year-old was initially scheduled to perform this week in Salisbury, Maryland and Atlantic City, New Jersey. However, he will instead take some time off to recover.

However, in more positive news, he worked on Friday Night SmackDown in a tag match against The Usos, which indicates that these measures are only precautionary. Therefore, providing he heals up, his place at Clash at the Castle shouldn’t be in any jeopardy. It is reported that the match is still expected to go ahead, and no changes have been made to the card.

The current schedule plans for McIntyre to meet his foe face-to-face next Friday. This will give the pair an excellent opportunity to fuel their bad blood. And who knows? Perhaps the time off will allow him to look even more revitalised come arguably the biggest night of his career so far.

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