Drew McIntyre is the most overlooked and underused wrestler on WWE’s roster.
While Tyson Kidd and Yoshi Tatsu deserve more time in the spotlight, no one has a larger gap between talent and airtime than McIntyre.
Despite being an incredible natural athlete and having great instinct in the ring, he’s mired in the obscurity of Superstars.
WWE recently promoted Darren Young and Titus O’Neil from NXT to Smackdown. They add to an increasingly promising tag team division that would be aided tremendously by the addition of Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins.
Reks and Hawkins are the most overlooked team on WWE’s throwaway shows, while McIntyre can claim that honor as a singles wrestler.
Now that his "Chosen One" gimmick and storyline is over, he’s directionless.
He receives little to no response in many arenas largely because of that. It’s hard to draw heat without an angle to work with, but it’s nearly impossible when the majority of fans don’t even see him at all.
McIntyre is rarely on TV anymore and hasn’t had a meaningful match in ages.
He’s been seemingly booked to lose to everyone on the roster other than Hornswoggle.
If WWE continues to use him as a glorified jobber, McIntyre’s career will be wasted.
McIntyre is one of the most well-rounded ring performers WWE has signed. He’s technically proficient, utilizes power moves and sells well.
Though his mic skills leave something to be desired, he’s capable of being a major star.
Just months ago, fans were talking about how talented but uninteresting Daniel Bryan was. Some excellent usage of his onscreen girlfriend, a catchy chant and a WrestleMania squash match later and Bryan is the hottest commodity not named John Cena.
Given a similar chance and some character element that fans can buy into, McIntyre will prove to be one of the best in the business.
McIntyre brims with potential. Should he stay a fixture on Superstars, that potential will never be realized.
Had WWE not given him Dolph Ziggler, the Show-Off gimmick or had they chosen him for a R-Truth-type conspiracy angle, McIntyre would have excelled.
His talent demands he be given more.