Backstage Update On Drew McIntyre’s WWE Contract

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Drew McIntyre returned to WWE TV at the Money in the Bank PLE to confront Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER in preparation for their SummerSlam match.

McIntyre missed TV time following WrestleMania 39 due to an injury. At the same time, he was reportedly unhappy with the lack of creative vision for him on television and the lack of progress in negotiations for a new contract with WWE.

McIntyre’s contract is expected to expire in early 2024. Triple H was asked about McIntyre during the Money In The Bank press conference, which you can read about at this link.

Dave Meltzer confirmed on Wrestling Observer Radio that McIntyre has not signed a new contract and that WWE may extend his current deal until around WrestleMania next April.

“So he’s not signed a new contract. No, but that doesn’t mean he won’t. No, it doesn’t mean you won’t, you know, I mean, his contract’s got months to ago, but, yeah, I mean, if he, you know, so, but I mean, the, the thing was is it’s like the way Michael Cole and, and Paul Levesque talked about it, it was like, oh yeah. And they’re in like, he hasn’t signed the offer. There is something to it, you know? But, you know, as far as like what’s gonna happen, I mean, we’ll have to wait and see. With the time that he has off, I think that they could legally extend him through WrestleMania probably, if not pretty damn close. So, I mean, it’s a long ways off, but he has not signed a new deal. It’s obvious he is wrestling GUNTHER at SummerSlam.”