Drew McIntyre was not on SmackDown this week, nor did he make his way to the building for the show. The Scottish Warrior’s absence is notable, especially considering his current WWE contract status.

Ringside News exclusively reported that Drew McIntyre was pulled from SmackDown due to an injury. It was later confirmed that McIntyre was actually injured prior to WrestleMania, but he kept working through the show of shows.

Recently, Drew McIntyre caused a stir among wrestling fans when he blacked out his Twitter profile and removed all references to WWE. This is noteworthy considering that the former WWE Champion is currently in the final year of his WWE contract. McIntyre intends to wait until closer to the expiration date to sign anything, as he has multiple factors to consider.

According to PW Insider, Drew McIntyre did multiple local interviews over the past week to promote last night’s edition of WWE SmackDown in Lincoln, Nebraska. That suggested that he was scheduled at one point to take part in the show. The Pinnacle Bank Arena also had a promotional image for yesterday’s television taping with McIntyre on it.


Drew McIntyre has not wrestled since the Intercontinental Title Triple Threat Match against Gunther and Sheamus at WrestleMania 39: Night 2, which Gunther won. It’s unclear if this Twitter move is McIntyre attempting to lean into a storyline, or if this is related to his WWE contract situation.

Drew McIntyre is possibly trying to build intrigue and speculation around his contract status by removing all references to WWE from his social media profiles. Additionally, his recent interviews promoting WWE SmackDown suggest that he is still working with the company and has not yet made a decision about his future.

Only time will tell what the future holds for Drew McIntyre and his future with WWE. For now, fans will have to wait and see how this situation unfolds and whether McIntyre will stay with the company.

What’s your take on Drew McIntyre’s current contract situation? Do you think he will stick around WWE? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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