— Recent reports have shed light on WWE’s shifting negotiation strategy following the completion of the merger with Endeavor. Notably, the company is no longer actively pursuing contract extensions or new deals for wrestlers whose contracts are set to expire in 2024.
— According to Fightfulselect.com, Drew McIntyre appears to be the first major star facing contract expiration within the next six months. Despite online rumors suggesting he’s already signed a new agreement, no such deal has been finalized. McIntyre’s contract is set to run out before WrestleMania, and WWE has a keen interest in retaining his services. The timeline for serious negotiations with the new company under TKO is still uncertain. Worth noting, McIntyre is just one of several wrestlers whose contracts are approaching expiration, including Becky Lynch.