FORBES: WWE Is Giving Up On One Of Its Best Young Stars

BY BLAKE OESTRIECHER – AUGUST 25, 2019


Drew-McIntyre.jpgWWE appears to be pulling the plug on the push of one of its brightest young stars.

Not even one year ago, this star was deemed a future world champion by many, including WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry, reportedly had the support of both Vince McMahon and Triple H and was even considered for a Universal Championship match at WrestleMania 35. That man is none other than Drew McIntyre, who—in the span of less than a year—has gone from someone who was a lock to be Universal or WWE Champion to a star who no longer seems to be in WWE’s world title plans.

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where it all went wrong for McIntyre, but maybe it was in route to WrestleMania 35. When WWE decided that Seth Rollins would challenge and defeat Brock Lesnar for the Universal title, that meant that McIntyre, one of the top betting favorites to win the 2019 Royal Rumble, was going to be cast aside. He ultimately went on to face Roman Reigns at WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of the year, which is nothing to sneeze at but wound up being a forgettable midcard bout that did no favors for “The Scottish Psychopath.” After WrestleMania, WWE really doubled down on its decision to pair McIntyre with Shane McMahon, which may not have seemed like a bad idea on paper but clearly portrayed McIntyre as second fiddle to Shane-O-Mac. That was evidenced by yet another lopsided loss for McIntyre at the hands of Reigns at Stomping Grounds, followed by a tag team loss to Reigns and The Undertaker at Extreme Rules. At SummerSlam, McIntyre wasn’t even on the card, despite one report suggesting he was set to face The Undertaker at the pay-per-view… Read More HERE


 

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