Drew McIntyre became a made man at the 2020 Royal Rumble when he not only took out Brock Lesnar following Lesnar eliminating 13 men but when he went on to win the whole thing. McIntyre's victory propelled him to a WWE Title match against Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania 36.
Speaking to Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT, McIntyre revealed how Lesnar laid out his story in the match, culminating with McIntyre scoring the elimination.
"So it was on the day [I found out I was winning] and, again, with Brock being so smart and putting everything together… the way the Rumble was put together, he had a very clear vision in his head. It was all about story, what’s the best story and what makes this story. Some people didn’t get to necessarily do what they wanted to do in there, but it would have been a cool moment in that match that would have been forgotten about a week from the Rumble."
He continued, "But if it wasn’t for that story that went in there to build Brock up as the monster he truly is, which in turn made Drew McIntyre when I put him out, that’s the reason the reaction was so big. He made sure that story was told correctly. Watching him put that together, watching him at work, that was the first time I went ‘wow, this guy is really a genius’. How had I never noticed this?! I should have just been watching him operate. He’s all about the bigger picture and not the reaction in the moment. It’s about getting people invested, making people care about the big featured match in the future. To see him operate that way and think that way about the bigger picture, it was very inspiring. A few guys saw it and hopefully they were inspired by it as well. That elimination when he went out, I’ve never heard anything like it in my career."
In a previous interview, McIntyre praised Lesnar for how giving he's been during their feud. You can find his full comments by clicking here.