Drew McIntyre has been selected by RAW in a significant development on the opening night of the WWE Draft, effectively quashing the rumor that the Scottish Warrior might sign with AEW. The speculation was fueled by the belief that McIntyre could appear surprised at the All-In pay-per-view event scheduled for August.
The rumors surrounding McIntyre's imminent contract expiration with WWE only heightened the anticipation. McIntyre has consistently been in the title picture as a central figure in the promotion. Despite his numerous accomplishments, however, he has struggled to claim the top prize.
His last title win occurred at the 2021 Elimination Chamber premium live event, where he secured the WWE Championship. However, he lost the title to The Miz, who cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase for a second WWE Championship win.
RAW Draft Halts AEW Rumors
Many fans anticipated that McIntyre might be the one to dethrone Roman Reigns at the Clash at the Castle PLE, but Solo Sikoa dashed his championship aspirations. If McIntyre had been planning to join AEW, a high-profile match against MJF for the world title would have been a likely scenario.
With strong support from UK fans at All In, McIntyre might have been the one to topple Friedman. However, his RAW draft selection indicates he will likely re-sign with WWE. Meanwhile, wrestling veteran Konnan defended Sheamus and Drew McIntyre in response to WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash's recent accusations on his Kliq This podcast.
Nash claimed the two stars assaulted him while entering the 30-man Royal Rumble match. On the Keepin' It 100 podcast, Konnan argued that both wrestlers are known for their hard-hitting style, and there was no reason to take offense.
"Both Sheamus and Drew are big guys who throw live rounds, using clubbing forearms and a very physical style. They're not soft wrestlers," Konnan explained. Dave Meltzer recently reported that Drew McIntyre might be out of action for several more weeks, but with his RAW draft selection, fans can rest assured that his future with WWE remains secure.