Things are not looking too rosy for Drew McIntyre at the moment. Having been pulled from a match on this week’s SmackDown due to being ‘medically disqualified’ in his own words, the Scot added he was unhappy to miss any shows, but promised to be back soon.
More news has come out about his current status, and it doesn’t read well. As per Wrestling Observer Radio‘s (h/t WrestlingInc’s Matthew Wilkinson) Dave Meltzer, Drew McIntyre has a legitimate injury, though the exact nature is unknown.
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The former WWE Champion was set to challenge The Usos for the undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships on this week’s SmackDown alongside long-time frenemy Sheamus, but it was announced this week that he would be replaced by Butch.
McIntyre’s issues with The Bloodline run back months, with the group’s newest member, Solo Sikoa, costing him the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns at Clash at the Castle in September. In his absence, Kevin Owens looks to be the primary partner to The Brawling Brutes as they hunt down Reigns and his cohorts.
Drew McIntyre has lost respect for Roman Reigns.
McIntyre and Reigns have locked up in singles action several times in recent years, most recently at WWE Clash at The Castle in September, where Reigns retained his title thanks to the debut of Solo Sikoa. McIntyre recently spoke with CricketNext and commented on why he’s lost respect for The Tribal Chief.
“Roman [is somebody] I used to respect so much as a man, as a performer, as a workhorse. He’s incredible in the ring, but he’s not the workhorse he once was,” McIntyre said in an apparent reference to Reigns’ current schedule.
McIntyre also commented on forming an army to take out The Bloodline.
“It’s been a very long time since someone else has had those titles and quite frankly, now I realize, after Clash at The Castle, where he [Roman Reigns] introduced Solo Sikoa to make sure I didn’t beat Roman, I’m probably gonna have to look at forming an army of my own because right now they’re probably the most dominant faction of all time,” McIntyre said.