Drew McIntyre Denies Wanting To Leave WWE

Drew McIntyre

Drew McIntyre claims he never flirted with leaving WWE.

Back on April 27th, The Rock announced that Drew McIntyre had finally signed a new WWE contract. It’s since been reported that the new deal is for “big money” across three years.

There had been a great amount of speculation around McIntyre’s future stretching back 12 months, with some suggestions he wasn’t 100% happy with his WWE standing. However, any unrest has been overcome, and McIntyre is now looking to the future.

During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, McIntyre discussed his new deal and denied he ever wanted to leave.

“We’re making billion dollar deals left and right. The billion-dollar man Nick Khan is closing all these deals for us, left and right. At the top, there is a lot of things going on, a lot of opportunities if you get to the top. I’ve been to the top and whatever people are trying to do to stop me from getting to the top, it’s not going to happen.

I know this industry too well. I’ve figured out backstage. If you try to politic ahead of me, I’ll beat you down and I’ll get myself ahead of you. I know how this game works. I’m too big and wise. That’s why I’m staying with WWE for the foreseeable future. I wasn’t going to go anywhere, for anybody out there who was unsure, reading those internet rumors or whatever.

We were in a place where I had to get things right for my family. I got with Nick Khan and Triple H, they were so understanding. We got things right for the future. Drew McIntyre was never going to go away from WWE. It’s awesome that The Rock made the announcement. It’s the first thing he’s done for anybody on our roster, ‘Drew McIntyre has re-signed with WWE,'”

Drew McIntyre Given Incredible Gift By The Rock

In the video announcing Drew McIntyre’s new contract, The Rock presented the star with a Claymore (Scottish sword).

Drew McIntyre initially signed with WWE in 2007 and was pushed for big things, but he eventually slid down the card before being released in 2014. Despite the setback, McIntyre reinvented himself on the independent scene and returned to the company in 2017.

The star went on to become NXT Champion before moving to the main roster and winning the Royal Rumble and WWE Title.

H/t to Fightful