With every week that Drew McIntyre remains off the television, the bigger the rumours grow around his future.
In the lead-up to WrestleMania, it was reported that McIntyre and WWE are some way apart when it comes to agreeing terms on a new contract, and the Scottish star will become a free agent in early 2024.
Meanwhile, a more recent report revealed that he is open to leaving WWE should he not come to favourable terms with the company. The report added that McIntyre has become frustrated and there have been “several” miscommunications with the company. With regard to the WWE Draft, McIntyre wasn’t told which brand he would be moving to, despite usually being informed.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that McIntyre’s return is now being seen as a “creative issue.” He added that while McIntyre has not asked to leave WWE, a new deal is yet to be agreed.
“At this point, McIntyre’s return is basically more a creative issue regarding what they want, what he wants, and when they agree to it. Regarding the potential of his leaving, the time he has been out of action can be used to freeze and extend his contract if WWE so desires.
WWE in the past has done that with numerous wrestlers who had expressed wanting to leave. It should be noted that McIntyre to the best of our knowledge has not asked to leave but they have not agreed to a new deal. But there is an obvious spot for him as a heel challenging Rollins.”
Will Drew McIntyre Be At AEW All In?
The news comes after it was reported there’s “basically no chance” of McIntyre appearing at AEW All In at Wembley Stadium in August despite heavy speculation.
At time of writing there remains no word on when the former WWE Champion will be back in action.