Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre was tasked with the job of carrying the company during the pandemic era. He went on to win the WWE Title and also became one of the hottest babyfaces in the promotion. The Scottish Warrior has been one of the staples of the main roster and his absence has left fans wondering what the future holds for him.
Over the past few months, Drew McIntyre has been absent from WWE’s programming due to a multitude of reasons. It then came to the fore that McIntyre was not only dealing with an injury but was also dealing with contract issues with the company. It has now been reported by PWInsider that there has been no progress in terms of whether he is close to signing a new contract.
There has been no update on Drew McIntyre signing a new deal with WWE.
A big crux of the negotiations is how he will be used from a storyline perspective
Belief is that until McIntyre & WWE come to an agreement on how he will be used going forward, he won’t be back
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The standoff between the two parties stems from the dispute on how he will be used creatively. The sources also state that McIntyre will not return to the company unless the issues are resolved.
McIntyre’s latest match for the company came at WrestleMania 39 when he faced Intercontinental Champion Gunther and Sheamus. The bout was one of the highlights of the two nights of the mega event. It showcased how important the star is for WWE. It will be pertinent for the company to get him on television as soon as possible, lest he goes to AEW.
What is the current contract situation with Drew McIntyre in WWE?
The Scottish Warrior’s contract is all set to expire in early 2024. The negotiations are reportedly ongoing for a while but did not bear any fruitful results. Drew McIntyre is one of the company’s biggest babyfaces and has been near the world title almost at all times. He was chosen as the one to face Roman Reigns at Clash at the Castle and almost got the victory, only for Solo Sikoa to ruin the occasion.
Drew McIntyre standing outside the clash at the castle artwork.
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It makes sense that WWE would want to keep him on board for as long as possible, given that at 38-years-old, he could move to All Elite Wrestling. Triple H will be wary of letting one of his biggest talents jump ship.