An update has emerged on Drew McIntyre’s contract status. Drew McIntyre is back in WWE, and he has his sights set on Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship.
The Scottish Warrior made a surprise appearance at Money in the Bank, where he confronted the German powerhouse after The Ring General successfully defended his title against Matt Riddle.
McIntyre delivered a Claymore kick to Gunther and held up the IC title, sending a clear message that he wants to challenge him at SummerSlam.
Drew Mcintyre’s contract status
McIntyre’s return was a welcome sight for many WWE fans who had not seen him on WWE programming for three months, reportedly due to some creative differences with the company.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider Elite (Subscription required), McIntyre was unhappy with the direction of his character and wanted a better storyline for his comeback.
Johnson also reported that McIntyre’s contract with WWE is set to expire in early 2024, and there has been no progress on a new deal or extension. Johnson wrote:
“As we’ve been reporting for weeks, WWE wanted Drew McIntyre back for today’s Money in the Bank PPV,” Johnson wrote. “That process had been hampered, according to sources, because McIntyre wanted a strong storyline upon his return.
WWE got what he wanted, as the two sides reached an agreement in recent days, and McIntyre will enter a show with GUNTHER. He will return to Raw starting this Monday.”
“We are told by multiple sources that McIntyre’s contractual status in WWE has not changed, and the two parties have not yet reached an agreement on a new contract or extension, so his contract will expire in early 2024. The two parties have not yet begun discussions on that deal, partly because there is so much time left.” H/T Solo Wrestling
Drew McIntyre’s Future in WWE
It remains to be seen if McIntyre and WWE will be able to work out a new contract before his current one runs out. For now, McIntyre seems focused on capturing the Intercontinental Championship from Gunther, who has been dominating the mid-card scene since his return to the Main roster, being undefeated in singles matches, and holding the record for the most reigning champion of this century.
Will McIntyre be able to dethrone Gunther at SummerSlam? Or will GUNTHER prove that he is superior and retain his title? Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting feud.