As WWE attempts to move on from WrestleMania 39, they are experiencing some unexpected hurdles. One such obstacle is the sudden absence of Drew McIntyre from SmackDown. Although the reasons behind this are still unclear, it has been confirmed that he will not be participating in the show, despite originally being scheduled to do so.
According to a report from PW Insider, Drew McIntyre was originally meant to make an appearance on this week’s episode of SmackDown in Portland. However, he has now been removed from the lineup, and was also pulled from a local autograph signing event at a Cricket Wireless store in the area. GUNTHER, who retained his IC Title over McIntyre and Sheamus at WrestleMania Sunday, was chosen to substitute for McIntyre at the autograph signing.
This situation is particularly interesting considering Drew McIntyre’s contract status with WWE. Although discussions about his contract have yet to begin, it has been confirmed that his contract will expire at the end of the year. Therefore, WWE may have some big decisions to make regarding his future with the company.
While the reason for McIntyre’s absence remains unclear, it is clear that WWE is facing some unexpected challenges as they move forward from WrestleMania 39. It remains to be seen how this situation will impact McIntyre’s future with the company, as well as WWE’s plans for SmackDown and their other shows.
During Logan Paul’s time in WWE, he participated in several high-profile matches, impressing fans with his skills in the ring. Although he signed a multi-year deal with WWE, he hinted that his time with the company might be coming to an end, sparking a new discussion.
At WrestleMania 39, Logan Paul was defeated by Seth Rollins, but he earned the Drip God’s respect in the process. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Logan Paul’s WWE deal has likely been signed already, and he is expected to continue with the company for another stint.
Logan Paul, when talking about his contract expiring after WrestleMania, did say that he expects to sign a new deal and during the week the talk was that he did sign a new deal.
Despite mentioning his expiring contract after WrestleMania, Logan Paul anticipates signing a new deal. During the week, rumors circulated that he had indeed signed a new agreement with WWE.