As Drew McIntyre gears up for his highly anticipated title shot at Crown Jewel, questions surrounding his long-term commitment to WWE continue to circulate in the wrestling community. The former WWE Champion, a prominent figure in the industry, has yet to put pen to paper on a new contract with the company, sparking widespread speculation about his future.
Industry insiders have pointed out that both financial and creative concerns could be potential stumbling blocks in negotiations between McIntyre and WWE. Despite this, the Scottish superstar is experiencing a revival on Raw, culminating in a World Heavyweight Championship face-off against Seth Rollins scheduled for November 4th at Crown Jewel.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio shed light on the situation, confirming that while WWE intends to promote McIntyre in the coming months, his tenure with the company is guaranteed only until April 2024. Meltzer stated, “I could check, but I do not believe he’s re-signed.
They were gonna push him. He’s solid through April. There’s time, you can do whatever you want with him through April."
Contract Extension Details
Meltzer continued, highlighting that McIntyre's contract was initially set to expire at the end of the year.
However, due to accumulated injury time, it has been extended to April. He reassured fans that the situation is not yet critical, noting, “They’ve had champions, Bret Hart, Jeff Jarrett, where the guy’s contracts were up”.
Addressing the rumors head-on, McIntyre spoke with the Hindustan Times in September, expressing his focus on the present and commitment to delivering top-notch performances. “I don’t plan to be anywhere else. That’s as much as I can give,” he affirmed.
With WrestleMania 40 on the horizon in 2024, the wrestling world watches eagerly to see if McIntyre and WWE can reach an agreement, ensuring the continuation of his impactful presence in the ring.