Drew McIntyre Addresses Speculation About His WWE Future

At WWE SummerSlam, Drew McIntyre unsuccessfully challenged Gunther for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. It was McIntyre’s first WWE premium live event match since his triple threat loss at WrestleMania 39 to Sheamus and Gunther, also for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Leading into the big SummerSlam match, rumors had been swirling regarding McIntyre’s future with the company.

Reportedly, McIntyre’s WWE contract is coming up soon, and he has been deep in contract talks with the company. Some are pointing to creative issues as a hold-up when it comes to his re-signing, but that is something Paul “Triple H” Levesque seemed to dismiss when asked about it at the SummerSlam press conference.

In an interview with Hindustan Times ahead of today’s WWE Superstar Spectacle, McIntyre addressed the buzz about his WWE future.

“I mean, I keep reading the internet myself,” he began. “I just saw something earlier. The internet keeps talking about my future, I guess. But my focus is on the here-and-now, like, I don’t look to the future, I don’t look to the past, I look to the present. And my job right now is just making sure we give everybody in Hyderabad the best show possible, and I’ll continue to give the best performance I can give at every show, and I can see I don’t plan to be anywhere else. That’s as much as I can give.”

As of now, no official match has been announced for McIntyre as part of WWE Superstar Spectacle. Haus of Wrestling has learned that the now longest-reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion of all time, Gunther, is traveling to India for the show. So, it is possible Gunther and McIntyre reignite their feud for the fans in India and deliver the Imperium leader’s first title defense since surpassing The Honky Tonk Man.

For those interested, WWE Superstar Spectacle will not be airing live on Peacock like other big WWE events.