As speculation continues about Drew McIntyre’s future in professional wrestling, it has been confirmed that one major show he won’t be able to appear at is AEW’s All In event.

The Scottish Warrior was last seen on WWE television at WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles over a month ago, where he had an outstanding match alongside his best friend Sheamus against Gunther for the Intercontinental Title. Gunther emerged victorious, maintaining his dominant reign as champion.

During the WWE Draft, McIntyre was selected as the 10th pick in the first part of the draft and was assigned to the RAW brand.

Since WrestleMania, reports have circulated that McIntyre’s WWE contract is set to expire and that he may be dissatisfied with the company’s creative direction for his character. McIntyre has not held the WWE Championship in over two years and has only had one opportunity to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, which took place on SmackDown in front of a passionate crowd at Clash at the Castle. Despite fan expectations, Reigns emerged victorious with the assistance of Solo Sikoa, who made his main roster debut.


In a recent update on McIntyre’s status, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter addressed a rumor suggesting that the Scottish Superstar could appear at AEW’s All In event in England in August. However, due to his contract with WWE, such an appearance is highly unlikely.

McIntyre’s contract is set to expire several months after the event, and even if he were to leave WWE upon the expiration of his deal, AEW would not be a viable option until 2024. Additionally, WWE is expected to extend McIntyre’s contract to account for the time he has been inactive due to injury.

“Regarding McIntyre and the idea he could be at All In, there is basically almost no chance of that. His contract expires months after that date so even if he were to leave WWE when the deal expires (a big if) and goes to AEW (which would be the most likely destination if he were to leave), that can’t happen until 2024. Also, WWE is likely to tack on all of this current period when he’s been out of action with an injury that would move the end of his deal back.”

While the specific return date for Drew McIntyre on WWE’s RAW brand remains unknown, it is speculated that the company may bring him back as a heel due to the surplus of babyface characters currently on the RAW roster. The future holds many possibilities for McIntyre, including a potential contract extension with WWE or a potential departure and subsequent move to another promotion like AEW, but for now, fans will have to wait and see how his story unfolds in the coming months.

What are your thoughts on the latest update regarding Drew McIntyre’s future in professional wrestling? Do you think he will ultimately re-sign with WWE or make a move to another promotion like AEW? Leave a comment.

Steve Carrier

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