Reason for Wade Barrett's absence on Raw
According to a bunch of internet sites, Raw's Wade Barrett and Smackdown's Drew McIntyre, are having issues with their visas. It seems they have expired and the problem is being worked on.
That explains the angle on Raw last night as the WWE said Barrett was meeting with officials to discuss the recent actions of Nexus. Looks like a minor issues that will be fixed soon for both of these stars. Then again, these things could be tricky and I'm no expert so we'll have to wait and see.
I was not able to watch Smackdown recently, but I do read the reports. I find it funny how Smackdown GM, Teddy Long, threatened McIntyre recently that he would deport him.
Thanks to Tony for giving me the heads up on this one. I do work in a newsroom, although no WWE wire reports along side the Associated Press.
BY THE WAY, is it just me or does it seem like the Raw guest host gig is coming to an end? Very little promotion lately for the upcoming guest host with barely any TV time. Oh yea, I think I have my Sunday column piece already in mind for this week. Stay tuned.