In an unexpected turn of events, Drew McIntyre could be on the verge of leaving WWE.
On the eve of WrestleMania 39, it has been reported by Mike Johnson of PWInsider (via PWInsider Elite) that McIntyre’s deal is coming to an end. Furthermore, the two sides are yet to agree to terms on a new contract.
While it’s said that the Scottish star’s contract isn’t up “imminently,” it is in its final year.
Interestingly, the report adds that McIntyre and WWE aren’t even close to agreeing new terms.
This creates the possibility that McIntyre could be about to compete at his last WrestleMania.
Drew McIntyre initially joined WWE in 2007 and spent time with developmental promotions OVW and FCW. However, despite a strong start on the main roster, the former Intercontinental Champion slid down the card and was released in June 2014.
The Scottish star then spent the next three years reinventing himself via spells on the independent circuit and IMPACT Wrestling, before returning to WWE in April 2017. The second time around McIntyre became NXT Champion before winning the Royal Rumble and the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36.
McIntyre was a cornerstone of the ‘Pandemic Era’ and remains incredibly popular with fans.
Who Is Drew McIntyre Facing At WrestleMania?
Drew McIntyre will be in action on night two of WrestleMania when he takes part in a huge Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental Title. The star will be going to war with long-reigning champion Gunther and friend-turned-rival Sheamus.
The former World Champion was most recently in action on the March 31st episode of SmackDown where his uneasy alliance with Sheamus continued as they defeated Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci of Imperium.