Drew McIntyre is still reportedly on hiatus due to injury. Since his last fight at WrestleMania, he has not appeared on screen again and there has been much speculation about his future, especially after it was revealed that his contract expired long before “WrestleMania XL”.
Wrestling Observer reporter Dave Meltzer has been one of the most talked-about people about McIntyre’s affair since WrestleMania 39. He has used WWE in recent years, although the fighter has shown no interest in leaving. Meltzer indicates that the current issue is “creative” and that Drew McIntyre is emerging as the next contender for the World Heavyweight Title.
Dave Meltzer wrote in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, “At this point, McIntyre’s return is basically a creative thing about doing what they want, what they want.” “Regarding the possibility of his departure, the time he has been out of action can be used to freeze and extend his contract if WWE so wishes. WWE has done this in the past with a number of wrestlers who have Expressed his desire to leave. Should do. It should be noted that McIntyre hasn’t asked out, but he hasn’t agreed to a new contract. But a clear spot for him as a heel challenging Rollins Is.”
It should be noted that Meltzer has been one of the defenders of this new role as heel following McIntyre’s return. Mike Johnson, a reporter for PW Insider, provided a list of technical and rough fighters on each WWE roster. In the case of Raw, there is no dominant top heel, a role that could be filled by Drew McIntyre upon his return to action.
Drew McIntyre was eliminated from the Money in the Bank undercard this week. This action by WWE set off alarm bells regarding his future, though it could just be a distraction measure for the Scotsman in preparation for his surprise return at some point.