WWE saw the return of Drew McIntyre at Money in the Bank. His contract status was up in the air, but it seems that they worked things out when it comes to creative at least. Now, McIntyre is going to stick around WWE for a bit.
Speculation about McIntyre’s appearance had been circulating. Many fans were hoping to see him in London’s O2 Arena, and that is exactly what happened. He walked right up to GUNTHER and sent a very clear message.
According to PW Insider, WWE and Drew McIntyre have not come to terms on a new contract. That being said, they still agreed to have him come back at Money in the Bank.
As we have been reporting for weeks, WWE wanted Drew McIntyre to return by today’s Money in the Bank PPV. That process had been impeded according to sources by McIntyre wanting a strong storyline upon his return. WWE got what they wanted as the two sides came to an agreement over the last few days and McIntyre will enter into a program with GUNTHER. He will be back on Raw as of this Monday.
We are told by two sources that McIntyre’s WWE contractual status has not changed, and the two sides have not yet come to terms on a new deal or extension, so his contract is still due to expire in early 2024. The two sides have yet to even begin discussions on that deal, partially because there’s so much time left.
WWE was hoping to have Drew McIntyre back for the weekend. They also mentioned that the process of his return was delayed because McIntyre desired a compelling storyline. It seems that both parties achieved their desired outcome in that regard.
Following GUNTHER’s victory over Matt Riddle, McIntyre made his entrance. He proceeded to attack GUNTHER, leaving him laid out in the ring. McIntyre then proudly posed with the Intercontinental Title, hinting at a forthcoming feud over the championship. It is highly likely that a match between them will take place at SummerSlam.
We will have to see what is next for Drew McIntyre, but he certainly has a lot of things to accomplish in WWE still. Hopefully, fans get to see Drew reach his true potential.
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