Drew McIntyre is still out of action, but his name is drawing headlines. The Scottish Warrior is also going through an interesting contract situation with the company. Although his return to the ring is still yet to be determined, he was recently announced for one WWE function.
WWE sent out a press release today to announce that Drew McIntyre will be a part of the company’s involvement at the Special Olympics World Games this year.
The announcement went on to say that Drew McIntyre will serve as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador.
STAMFORD, Conn., June 13, 2023 – WWE®(NYSE: WWE) today announced that WWE Superstar and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Drew McIntyre will attend the Special Olympics World Games 2023, the world’s largest inclusive sports event featuring thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities, taking place in Berlin this month.
The 2023 World Games, taking place from June 17 to 25 in Berlin, will be a colorful celebration promoting more recognition and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and the first time the event will be hosted in Germany. The upcoming Special Olympics World Games is set to welcome more than 7,000 athletes representing 190 delegations competing in 26 sports with the support of 20,000 volunteers across 9 days full of sports and emotions.
“WWE is an important voice in the inclusion movement,” said Mary Davis, Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer. “We cherish our partnership with WWE and will continue to promote our shared vision of an inclusive and unified society for all as we look ahead to welcoming WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre at the World Games in Berlin.”
“The role of Special Olympics Global Ambassador is one I hold with immense pride. The athletes never fail to inspire and amaze everyone at WWE with their drive and positivity,” said WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre. “Being in Berlin for the Special Olympics World Games in person alongside the thousands of athletes demonstrating their skills on a global stage will be an experience to remember.”
WWE’s relationship with Special Olympics extends beyond the 2023 Special Olympics World Games. Before launching an international partnership in 2016, WWE was the Founding Partner of the 2014 USA Games and Promotional Partner of the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles. Drew McIntyre was officially announced as a Special Olympics ambassador in 2021 following years of working side-by-side with Special Olympics athletes on several campaigns including his “School of Strength” online workout series.
We are still waiting on Drew McIntyre’s return to a WWE ring. There are currently ideas being pushed in creative for his comeback. It appears that is going to happen, and it’s only a matter of time before we see him again.
Drew McIntyre was actually injured on the road to WrestleMania, but he gutted things out and worked that triple threat match against GUNTHER and Sheamus, because he loves those guys. Now, we will have to see how the company decides to bring him back.
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