Drew McIntyre still yet to sign a new contract with WWE
Drew McIntyre is one of the top wrestlers on the current WWE roster, who proved his in-ring abilities after his return to the company. He played a major role by never letting the company down during the toughest pandemic time and was considered as the lone warrior of WWE. His two back to back WWE Championship reigns made him reach higher of highs.
Although was the hero during the pandemic, he never got a chance to hold the championship in the company thereafter. He attempted to capture on certain occasions, but wasn’t successful. He took his time off from television after WrestleMania 39, and blacked his social media accounts. It was then rumored that he had issues with the company on his bookings and would be leaving the company, but he returned after months.
Although Drew returned to the company, there isn’t any improvement in his push. At this stage, ahead of his World Heavyweight Championship match at Crown Jewel a backstage report on Drew’s WWE contract status has been reported.
Drew McIntyre WWE Contract Status
On the recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that Drew McIntyre’s contract is about to expire by early 2024 and hasn’t signed a contract extension with the company. He also took reference from some of the WWE veterans who turned down their contract signing for not giving them the championship gold.
“I could check. But I do not believe he’s re-signed. [Alvaez – That’s a pretty big match for a guy who has not re-signed?] Oh, they were gonna push him. You know, he’s solid through April. I mean, there’s time you can do whatever you want with him through April. So the deal is that his contract was to expire, like at the end of the year, but because of all the injury time accrued it’s April. So I mean, they’re not at a point where I would say it’s, you know, it’s dangerous or we are at a turning point or don’t put the title on him, which, you know, they’ve done it before. They’ve had champions, Bret Hart, Jeff Jarrett, you know, where guy’s contracts were up.”
“But the point is, he’s got plenty of time. It’s not like, you know, you can’t have him win because he’s gonna be gone in a month and he hasn’t re-signed his deal. And, you know, it’s just, again, I mean, it’s basically a numbers game.”
Meltzer believes that it is the number’s game and if WWE refused to give him, he possibly will move to AEW.
He continued, “I mean, it’s not like he’s a guy who’s looking to leave. It’s just a numbers game. I mean, he wants a certain number and they did not offer that certain number and they may meet in the middle or they may not meet in the middle and he may go home. I don’t know where he may go, you know, of course he could go to AEW, anything’s possible.”
McIntyre previously spoke about that he has no plan of leaving the company and he is now focused on the present than planning for the future. Since he has a lot of time to think, he would come up with a decision in anytime soon before his contract expire on April 2024.