Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre was pulled from WWE SmackDown and signing that was scheduled to take place earlier today. While the reason for his absence was initially attributed to a health issue, further reports suggest that McIntyre is unhappy with the creative direction of his character and the offer for his next deal.

Speaking on the situation, Wade Keller for PWTorch mentioned that drew is unhappy with his current situation with WWE and it points to creative and money offered on his contract renewal.

We alluded to this that there’s been talk that he is unhappy with his current situation in WWE and I’m hearing it’s kind of a mix of creative and money and what kind of offer he’s getting for a renewal. It sounds like WWE is taking seriously the possibility that he is going to let his deal run out rather than agree to something that he believes is less than he deserves or less than he what he thinks he has coming.”

Keller added that McIntyre was really beat up from his Triple Threat Match with Sheamus and Gunther at WrestleMania and speculated that he might have been pulled from SmackDown because of his physical state.


“There’s a chance that he was pulled from SmackDown, in part because he is just really physically beat up from that match and so just not having to travel and him getting a day off was sort of given to him either at his request or the medical team in WWE just said, ‘yea with what he’s been through, he should have some time off.'”

While McIntyre’s injury status remains unknown, there are reports that he may have been pulled from the show due to his health or just for a day off to recover. However, the ongoing negotiations between McIntyre and WWE are apparently a matter of concern, and it is yet to be seen how this situation will play out in the coming days.

What do you think is the reason for Drew McIntyre’s absence from WWE SmackDown and the signing event? Do you believe it’s due to his health or is it related to his reported unhappiness with his current situation in WWE? Leave a comment.

Steve Carrier

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