Work visa issues with Wade Barrett and Drew McIntyre according to WWE have caused issues with these two talent. The company at this point has no idea when McIntyre will be back and they hope that Barrett would be able to return for next weeks Raw in Nashville.
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE creative was told on Tuesday to presume both talent wouldn’t be back until after SummerSlam this August, making it extremely hard for Barrett given that he was booked as the “leader” of the NXT/Nexus group. It is possible each of these talent could both be back sooner, but it is unclear at this point if that is going to happen.
It also should be noted that current WWE Champion Sheamus was signed by the company around the same time as Barrett and McIntyre. The belief is that his work visa is fine, but given the fact how contracts were handled with Barrett and McIntyre Sheamus might possibly be next.