Drew McIntyre wants to be at the top of the mountain.
This Sunday, Drew McIntyre will compete in the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match and a crack at securing a guaranteed opportunity at the WWE World or Universal Title. McIntyre has been back on the main roster for over a year and while he's been a focal point on WWE television, has yet to secure that signature victory on pay-per-view.
Speaking to Express Sport, McIntyre discussed his championship aspirations and what it would do for his character.
"I think from my character's mission statement to clean up what doesn't need to be there. I need to be not just spouting off from a corner, I need to stand in the top of the mountain with the title. It would be a clear way to say, 'Okay, this is how Drew McIntyre sees things,'" said Drew. "And maybe I can start calling people out. And perhaps I can start shaping the WWE the way I see it. And also the fact that it would be historical in the sense that we'd finally have a British champion. And also hopefully the Drew McIntyre character will start shaping RAW the way he sees it. There's a cool thing about my character and that is that I can pull off a lot of real experiences from."
McIntyre was picked as the "Chosen One" early in his WWE career but was released from his contract in 2014. McIntyre went on a tear on the Independent scene, eventually working his way back to WWE and NXT.
"I've been through such a unique journey with so many ups and downs that not many people on the roster can say anymore because we kind of lost all the guys that had the experience from the old territory days. I think I've got the closest kind of journey of those days but I just did it in reverse, you got guys coming from the independents and go to WWE to learn the WWE style. I was in WWE, [then] went to the independents, travelled the world and kind of learned some different things and came back a completely different animal with a completely different journey that no one's ever been on."
Fightful will have live coverage of WWE Money in the Bank beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday.