What’s being said about when Drew McIntyre’s WWE contract expires

Drew McIntyre’s future with WWE is uncertain as he has reportedly not agreed to a new contract yet and was pulled from the April 7th 2023 edition of Smackdown due to a “health issue.”

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com discussed McIntyre’s contractual status…

“I think he’s banged up…..is that what they said that he had an illness on TV? Okay, whatever it is was before WrestleMania because he worked through WrestleMania and the WrestleMania match and whatever the situation is. The injury, banged up, or whatever it is. Getting through and doing WrestleMania and now, I don’t know how long he’s going to be out. That’s the situation and then there’s the other situation, which we’ve talked about, the contract situation, which is not related to this, but it’s gotten out this week. That’s legit too in the sense they’re not close on money. It’s a long ways away. I hear people say, ‘Oh, he’s going to be at the [August 27th AEW] Wembley show.’ And it’s like, I don’t have the date, but I don’t think that’s contractually possible. I think that his contract runs well past that date. It’s a story to play out, but it’s not going to play out this week or next week.” (quote courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)