Drew McIntyre Signs New Multi-Year Deal With WWE, Reportedly For Significant Money

WWE finally got a deal done with Drew McIntyre, and not a moment too soon.

The news first broke on the Instagram page of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who posted a video of McIntyre being delivered a Scottish claymore sword to congratulate him for re-upping with WWE. It was later confirmed by Fightful Select, who reported that McIntyre's contract would have expired within a month, but he and WWE were able to negotiate a "multi-year, big money deal." Fightful notes that more contracts are expected to be announced soon, many of which will also involve multiple years and significant sums.


PWInsider also confirmed the news in their Elite section, adding the detail that McIntyre and WWE arrived at a deal 2-3 days ago and that both sides are very happy with the result. They further confirmed the multi-year nature of the contract — once source believes McIntyre is now locked in for approximately the next three years — and reported that the video from Johnson was recorded a while ago in anticipation that a deal would get done. McIntyre isn't expected back on television right away, as he's nursing a hyperextended elbow that he worked through for WWE's United Kingdom tour last week — something PWI reports has won him a great deal of respect within the company.

McIntyre returned to WWE in 2017, briefly spending time in "WWE NXT" before jumping up to the main roster the following year, where he's been an integral part of WWE's product ever since. Reports emerged in May 2023 that McIntyre was frustrated with lack of communication from WWE following the announcement of its merger with UFC, and that his contract was up in early 2024. The newly-formed TKO Group Holdings took its time re-signing him, only reaching out to him in March, but now it seems "The Scottish Psychopath" is with WWE for the long haul. If PWI's report about a three-year deal is accurate, his new contract would take him into 2027, the 10-year anniversary of his return.