This is a deep dive inside the WWE wormhole of storytelling.
In case you missed it, Raw’s Drew McIntyre showed up on SmackDown on Tuesday night, got booked for the main event, wrestled until the first commercial break, and then mysteriously disappeared.
The match was a six man tag between The New Day and The Bar plus McIntyre. The Scottish Psychopath got off basically one cool spot with Xavier Woods, SmackDown went to commercial, and McIntyre was not seen for the remainder of the match.
On a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer tries to go inside the mind of what truly is WWE logic. Here’s is Meltzer’s explanation for why McIntyre just got up and walked out of SmackDown’s main event, with nobody on commentary mentioning it on the broadcast.
“In fact he was not hurt at all. It was booked that way. Everything went exactly how it was supposed to go. This is the idea, and I’m not even knocking the idea, just telling you what the idea was. The idea was that because Drew McIntyre lost at WrestleMania to Roman Reigns, management felt it was very important to protect Drew McIntyre because they need him to be a top guy. And Sheamus and Cesaro were going to lose the match. So they didn’t want Drew McIntyre anywhere near, on the losing side of a six man tag, they didn’t want him there.”
“The idea is when you watch the finish of the match, Kofi Kingston over Sheamus with Trouble in Paradise, you forget Drew McIntyre is even in the match and therefore he’s not hurt.”
WWE has turned Drew McIntyre into Poochie. Whenever Drew’s not on screen, all the other characters should be asking “Where’s Drew”?
Where and when will McIntyre disappear next? Find out this Monday night at the Superstar Shakeup.