This Sunday at WWE Royal Rumble, Drew McIntyre is set to defend the WWE Championship against Goldberg.
The bout came together at WWE Raw Legends Night as Goldberg made his entrance in the show-closing segment, challenging McIntyre to a title match at the Rumble. McIntyre would accept the challenge one week later.
While some fans might be mad about Goldberg walking in and getting a WWE Title match, McIntyre sees the reasoning behind it and believes they will surprise fans on Sunday.
"I never thought I'd get the opportunity to be across the ring from Goldberg, ever in my career and I'm glad I'm getting that opportunity. I know a lot of people, maybe socially, have an opinion about Goldberg walking in and getting title matches but the truth is, he's such a gigantic name and does bring eyeballs in that are perhaps lapsed from wrestling or have never watched wrestling and want to check it out. When he's on the show, a lot of people will watch the show and they'll see our current superstars and hopefully that will get them to continue to watch because they'll be so entertained. For me, getting in there with Goldberg; the few matches we've seen him in haven't been the best, let's be honest. I really feel, where I'm at in my career and the way we wrestle and think -- I've gotten to know him well the past few years -- I genuinely believe we can give everyone a big surprise and have a compelling match," said McIntyre on Rasslin With Brandon Walker.
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