Speculation about Drew McIntyre's future with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) continues to swirl as the company has recently removed his name from promotional materials for their upcoming return to the United Kingdom.
In 2022, McIntyre was the star attraction at the first stadium show in the U.K. in three decades, "Clash at the Castle," held in Cardiff, Wales. The Scottish-born wrestler was cheered on by over 60,000 fans as he squared off against Roman Reigns in the main event for the coveted Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
However, McIntyre could not dethrone Reigns due to the interference of Reigns' enforcer, Solo Sikoa. As the WWE prepares for its summertime U.K. return, the organization is gearing up to host its first-ever "Money In The Bank" event in London at the renowned O2 Arena.
Previously, McIntyre was prominently featured in promotional material as one of six top stars slated to appear. However, his image has been notably replaced by Roman Reigns, who initially wasn't expected to participate in this event.
Drew McIntyre's Contract Concerns
The change in advertising comes amidst rumors regarding McIntyre's dissatisfaction with his current contractual terms. Reports suggest that the professional wrestler, whose contract is speculated to expire by year's end, is not content with the financial compensation and the creative direction offered in a potential renewal deal.
Complicating matters further is that McIntyre is currently dealing with injury-related issues that have kept him off-air since WrestleMania, with no confirmed date for his return. The WWE uses the visages of Reigns, Cody Rhodes, Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, Seth Rollins, and Becky Lynch to excite the "Money In The Bank" event.
While wrestling cards are known to change unpredictably, the current promotional lineup signals a potential shift in the company's star power balance. For fans of Drew McIntyre, the absence of his familiar face in these advertisements may signal an uncertain future for the beloved WWE superstar.