There’s been a backstage update on Drew McIntyre’s WWE status, and it suggests that the former world champion may be considering taking some time off from wrestling.

Drew McIntyre’s future with WWE has been a subject of speculation, as his contract is reportedly set to expire in 2024. Recent reports indicated that McIntyre was genuinely upset following November’s Survivor Series event, citing reasons “broader than CM Punk.” This has led to speculation that McIntyre might be looking to leave WWE when his current contract ends.

According to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, as of this week, there haven’t been any significant developments regarding McIntyre’s plans. However, he has been considering various options, including taking time off to spend with his family, as he has been away from them for an extended period due to his wrestling commitments.

“In the case of McIntyre, as of this week there was nothing new as far as what he was looking at doing. He’s considered a number of things including taking time off to be with his family that he’s seen little of for so long.”


It’s worth noting that McIntyre’s contract was previously set to expire in April 2024, but some time was added to it due to his absence. WWE reportedly believes there is plenty of time for both parties to negotiate a new agreement.

Despite these contract-related speculations, McIntyre has continued to appear on WWE TV, with his most recent match being a victory over Sami Zayn on Monday’s edition of Raw. Additionally, he attacked Jey Uso later in the show following Uso’s World Heavyweight Championship match against Seth Rollins.

Do you think Drew McIntyre should re-sign with WWE or should he test the waters elsewhere? Let us know in the comments.

Steve Carrier

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