According to Prowrestling.net, both Wade Barrett and Drew McIntyre have had issues with their work visas, with Barrett’s expiring and McIntyre’s situation undisclosed but sending him back home to file paperwork.
“(This) is a bad oversight that you can’t blame legal for as they can do only so much once they’re told a visa is set to expire,” says one former WWE employee. “It is a key responsibility of Talent Relations to keep tabs on all contracts and particulars pertaining to talent being in good legal standing in any which way.”
Meanwhile, a second source stated the opinion that it’s not a major problem in that Barrett and McIntyre simply had to return home to fill out the necessary paperwork.
Well cool, I’m glad to hear this is both a bad thing and not a big deal. These guys and gals in legal (and maybe even the wrestlers who are over here on borrowed time) should maybe pay attention when the alarm goes off on their Blackberry that says “Renew work visa or no longer wrestle and make money.” Or maybe McIntyre is too busy running scared from Matt Hardy. Of course, a slow trot would keep him 100 yards ahead of that tub of goo. Hell, maybe McIntyre let his visa expire so he could go home and see the Loch Ness Monster, or as Matt Hardy calls it, “Grandma.” -Eric