Here’s the latest on Drew McIntyre, amid speculation that he could leave WWE after his current contract with the company expires.
Following reports that McIntyre’s deal will be up before the end of the year, it was then reported that the former WWE Champion is unhappy about his current situation in WWE.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has provided a few more details on the matter, noting that the belief is that McIntyre’s contract runs well past August 27, effectively shooting down rumors that McIntyre could leave WWE in time to debut for AEW at All In London.
McIntyre was pulled from the April 7 edition of SmackDown due to a health issue, believed to potentially be a case of him being banged up and taking a break to recover.
“Whatever it is was there before WrestleMania, because he worked through WrestleMania and did the WrestleMania match with whatever this situation is.
“The injury or the ‘banged up’ or whatever – he was getting through doing WrestleMania. I don’t know how long he’s out or anything like that. But that’s the situation.
“And there’s the other situation which is the contract situation, which isn’t really related to this, but has gotten out this week. And that’s legit too in the sense that they’re not close on money.
“It’s a long ways away. I hear people going like, ‘Oh he’s gonna be at the Wembley (AEW) show’ and it’s like… I don’t have the date, but I don’t think that’s contractually possible. I think that his contract runs well past that date.”
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Fightful has recently reported that McIntyre’s deal is up in “about nine months”.
He last wrestled on WrestleMania 39 Sunday, facing off against Sheamus and GUNTHER for the Intercontinental Championship.
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