Drew McIntyre Becomes American Citizen, Still No Update On WWE Contract Talks

Drew McIntyre officially became a United States citizen recently, according to a new report from Pro Wrestling Insider. The website reported this week that the former two-time WWE Champion became a naturalized American citizen in recent weeks while he's been off television.

There's been a lot going on in McIntyre's life outside the squared circle, from becoming a U.S. citizen to the tragic passing of his sister-in-law, Ashley, late last month. While those two major life events may be related to the five-time world champion's recent absence from WWE television, it hasn't stopped speculation online about McIntyre's future with the company and pro wrestling in general. Some fans have speculated he could leave for AEW, which is hosting its biggest live event to date in England later this summer, while others are hopeful he'll come to an agreement with WWE and remain with the company he's long called home for more than a dozen years of his life. According to PWI's Mike Johnson, there's still no update on McIntyre's status with WWE, as the Scottish-born wrestler has yet to come to an agreement with WWE on a contract extension; McIntyre's WWE contract reportedly expires in early 2024.

The 37-year-old superstar last wrestled for WWE at WrestleMania 39 in a widely-praised triple threat contest with GUNTHER and Sheamus for the Intercontinental Championship, a match many called one of the best bouts of the weekend, if not the best one, period. Since then, however, McIntyre has not appeared on WWE television, though WWE did run a video package highlighting his journey following the conclusion of their most recent premium live event, Night of