Report: ‘Frustration’ Between Top Star & WWE Management

1 month ago by Connel Rumsey

Report: ‘Frustration’ Between Top Star & WWE Management WWE

Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has been in the headlines a lot since WrestleMania 39, with his WWE contract reportedly set to expire later this year.

The latest update from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer was that McIntyre may have a ‘good chance’ of finishing up with the company (although that may have been a misinterpretation/misunderstanding), and we now have more on his status within the company.

Per Fightful Select (subscription required), McIntyre’s deal with the company is up in early 2024, ‘well before’ WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia, and Fightful was told that he “operated” like WrestleMania 39 this year could end up being his last WrestleMania.

In regards to speculation that claimed he was “leaning towards” a WWE exit, Fightful says that isn’t entirely accurate, and it’s more accurate to say that he doesn’t actually know.

Fightful says that if things aren’t working out between the two sides by the time his deal expires, he is “willing to explore options elsewhere”, while also leaving the door open for a return to the company in the future.

It’s well known that McIntyre has been working banged up and injured for some time now, but he was reportedly “adamant” that he wanted to get through WrestleMania to work with Sheamus and put over Gunther.

There was said to have been ‘frustration’, as well as “several situations of not being on the same page” with the company, which included him not being told about plans for the Draft ahead of time, despite him usually being one of the people informed before the draft actually happens, unlike most talent who only find out when fans do.

This time, McIntyre didn’t know beforehand that he was being drafted from SmackDown to Raw.

There was said have been several “perceived miscommunications” between Drew and WWE over the past couple of years.

Drew is said to be “very hands-on” with his creative when possible, and if he is to turn heel, which has reportedly been pitched, he’s expected to push back and make sure it “creatively makes sense”, as he’s been adamant about not making big changes to his character unless they make sense.

It was also said that many WWE talent aren’t sure how the WWE deal with Endeavor will affect them and their contracts, but the company has “had a different approach to renewals in the last couple of years”.

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