Drew McIntyre is a fighting champion, but he still wants to protect the sanctity of the WWE Championship.
Cinematic matches became all the rage in 2020 and "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt took that to a new level with The Firefly Fun House match, Swamp Fight, and Firefly Inferno bout. The matches provided fans with something different during major WWE events, but Drew McIntyre would rather not mix that universe with the honor of the WWE Title.
"Maybe eventually, not right now," McIntyre told Sportskeeda when asked about a potential cinematic match with Wyatt. "I'm WWE Champion and I think, in fact I know, like the way I've been building the title, it's about the honor and respect and about wrestling. And there's room on the show for everything, a little bit something for everybody, different characters. It'd be boring if everyone was the same and The Fiend's unique character is so incredible, so out there, but I don't think that's something I think I want to mix the WWE title with. Like that's for, you know that portion of the audience and for me as a fan to watch and be blown away by the spectacle. But when it comes to the WWE Championship, I expect it to be in a wrestling match. You know, like man-on-man, fighting over the title with respect and honor. And that's what I'm all about, that's how I've tried to represent the title and that's how I think it should be represented. Not in a comedic fashion or an outlanding fashion, but a realistic wrestling environment."
Wyatt has been off television since being burned alive by Randy Orton at WWE TLC. It is unknown when he will return.
McIntyre is set to defend the WWE Title against Goldberg at WWE Royal Rumble. Both men are scheduled to appear on Monday's WWE Raw.
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