In a recent interview with TMZ, WWE superstar Drew McIntyre addressed his absence from WWE after WrestleMania 39 earlier this year, as well as his upcoming WWE Intercontinental Championship Match against GUNTHER at WWE SummerSlam on August 5th.

“I’ve been off since WrestleMania, it’s the longest time I’ve been out of the ring ever, I’ve only had two matches since I came back, I will not be at RAW next week, and I’ll be going straight into that match.

It was cool getting a break, there was a lot of rumors and headlines on the internet when I was out, probably about 50 different things. It’s amazing, the stories out there when you’re not on TV, people talk.

There might have been some smoke and fire with a few of them, but it was nice people were talking about me when I wasn’t there. I did have to get things fixed physically, unlike injuries I’ve had in the apst, there was no rehab involved, so I was able to enjoy time at home.”

The full interview is available at this link.