WWE Added Time To Drew McIntyre’s Contract

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A new report provides updated information about Drew McIntyre’s WWE contract and when it expires after time was added to the original deal.

At Money in the Bank on July 1st, Drew McIntyre returned to WWE for the first time since WrestleMania. Leading up to the event, reports emerged that his presence at the show was anything but certain as there was “no buzz” internally about him making a return on UK soil.

During McIntye’s hiatus from WWE television, reports swirled that he had yet to sign a new contract with the company, and that his deal is expected to expire before the end of 2023. There were also reports that the star was unhappy with the creative direction for his character, and that creative decision and money were the biggest factors in deciding whether or not to re-sign.

Speaking at a press conference after Money in the Bank, Triple H revealed that McIntyre had been dealing with an injury during his time away, though he didn’t provide further details.

However, the tides seem to have shifted as Drew McIntyre is firmly back in the fold. At SummerSlam in Detroit, MI, he came up short against Gunther in an attempt to end the Imperium leader’s record-breaking Intercontinental Title reign. In recent weeks, he’s formed an alliance with Matt Riddle on Monday Night Raw.

Drew McIntyre “Locked In” To WWE Until Around WrestleMania 40

Previous reports indicated that WWE may add time to Drew McIntyre’s contract due to injury, and it seems they’ve done just that. According to a new report from PWInsider Elite, the company added time to McIntyre’s contract to account for the time he took off earlier this year, and he is now reportedly locked into the company around the time of WrestleMania 40.

PWInsider notes that WWE hasn’t rushed to negotiate a new contract with the star as both sides have plenty of time to consider their options, and WWE is focused on completing their merger with UFC under parent company Endeavor.