Drew McIntyre is currently one of the top Superstars in WWE, and he clearly loves his profession. He won the WWE Champion on two different occasions and continues to be a beloved star.

The Scottish Warrior has been engaged in a feud with Karrion Kross ever since the latter returned to WWE last month. On this week’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, McIntyre was confronted by Kross and Scarlett.

It also included a botched fire paper spot. According to PW Insider, McIntyre has been very ill with bad food poisoning. In spite of that, he powered through the aforementioned segment, but was replaced by Braun Strowman during WWE live events.

The word making the rounds is that McIntyre has been very ill with bad food poisoning but gutted his way through SmackDown (including getting an IV treatment to help him get through the show) but the company made the decision to pull him from the road so he could rest.  They tapped Braun Strowman to make the Smackdown live events this weekend in McIntyre’s place, surprising fans with Braun’s first live events since returning to the company.


It is certainly worth giving a round of applause to McIntyre for gutting through the segment despite his condition. We hope he will be able to make a speedy recovery.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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