Drew McIntyre Returns At WWE Money In The Bank 2023

The Scottish Warrior made his first appearance since WrestleMania 39.

WWE Money in the Bank 2023 Drew McIntyre Gunther

With rumors flying all week about a former WWE World Champion returning at Money in the Bank, the speculation was in full swing: Randy Orton could show up after a long layover due to injury. Brock Lesnar could appear to attack Cody Rhodes to continue that feud.

Instead, it was Drew McIntyre, appearing on WWE programming for the first time since WrestleMania 39 to have a face-off with the man who beat him at Mania, Intercontinental Champion Gunther. The Ring General defeated McIntyre and Sheamus in a fantastic triple threat that night, and it was the last time we saw Drew.


Speculation had been swirling for the past three months about McIntyre's contract status, whether he would be leaving, how happy he was in WWE, but none of that was apparent at MITB. The Scottish Warrior was very succinct in his confrontation with Gunther on Saturday, delivering a Glasgow Kiss and Claymore Kick to the IC champ.

Gunther has held the Intercontinental Championship since June 2022, one of the longest reigns in WWE history. He has not lost a singles match since debuting on the main roster last year. He defeated Matt Riddle on Saturday at MITB, capitalizing on the ankle Imperium injured in recent weeks on Raw.


Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.