Drew McIntyre is a leading Superstar in WWE, gaining a huge fan base due to his love for the industry. He is widely loved and is known for his playful and enjoyable persona in WWE. That being said, it seems TNA simply couldn’t keep Drew McIntyre as their financial situation was not good at the time.

Impact Wrestling, formerly known as TNA, has experienced a tumultuous history since its establishment by Jeff Jarrett in 2002. Despite featuring some prominent figures in the wrestling industry, the company has yet to rival WWE as they initially intended. A notable WWE star who had a successful stint with IMPACT is Drew McIntyre.

When Drew McIntyre joined TNA in 2015, he was in the midst of reviving his career after being let go by WWE in 2014. Despite being touted as a future WWE superstar, McIntyre’s career had faltered and required rejuvenation.

During his tenure at TNA, McIntyre captured both the World Heavyweight and IMPACT Grand Championships. However, he eventually left due to the company’s persistent financial difficulties. Two months after leaving, McIntyre rejoined WWE and initiated his ascent to becoming a top star in the company.


While speaking on his My World podcast, Jeff Jarrett said that he saw McIntyre becoming a major player in TNA had they been able to keep hold of him.

“I saw him as a guy that could kinda lead the charge,” Jarrett added. “But I also knew we can’t afford him.”

McIntyre is more than happy working in WWE right now. Sheamus and McIntyre are also likely to have a huge match at WrestleMania 39, so we’ll have to see how that will turn out.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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