As previously reported, there was speculation on Drew McIntyre suffering an injury during The 6-Man Tag Team Match at this past Tuesday night’s SmackDown LIVE, which saw The New Day defeat McIntyre & The Bar. McIntyre disappeared during one of the commercial breaks and was seen walking away from the ring, to the back, by fans in the arena. He was never seen on TV again.
According to Dave Meltzer on a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio Program, McIntyre is not hurt. The walk out by McIntyre went down as it was booked to go. The idea behind the angle was that because of Drew McIntyre’s WrestleMania 35 loss to Roman Reigns, officials felt like they needed to protect Drew because they need him to be a top guy for the company. Sheamus & Cesaro were going to lose the match anyway and WWE didn’t want McIntyre anywhere near the losing side of The 6-Man Tag Team Match. The idea was that when fans watched the finish on TV, they would forget McIntyre was even in the match.