It does feel like he has even less freedom since wrestlemania, but he still manages to get things across better than most.I'm not the biggest McIntyre fan (I think a lot of people are more enamored with his jobber to superstar story than his actual work), but he looks the part and wrestles the part. His promos sound very scripted (not entirely his fault), but he sounds intimidating enough (even with the accent). I'll take him any day at the top of the card over the likes of Reigns and Rollins.
Especially given the current circumstances, there is absolutely no one worthy of taking the belt off of him. They could of course go with a part-timer like Lesnar or Cena as a failsafe, but McIntyre should be beating those guys, not jobbing out to them.