Drew McIntyre is looking ahead after spending a year-and-a-half on top of WWE Raw.
Drew McIntyre got to experience the absolute peak of WWE when he defeated Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania 36 to capture the WWE Championship. Even if he did capture the championship during strange and unprecedented times amid COVID-19, Drew would spend the next year-and-a-half on top of WWE Raw feuding against Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, Seth Rollins, and current champion, Bobby Lashley.
Now, after vanquishing Jinder Mahal at WWE SummerSlam, Drew McIntyre is looking forward to moving on to his next great chapter in WWE and he tells Sports Illustrated that if the next great chapter comes with a move to SmackDown to face Roman Reigns, he is ready for it.
“I had an opportunity to help cement Bobby as champion, and to do that for a top-level performer was an honor,” McIntyre says. “I’m extremely happy for him, he’s someone that earned and deserves all his success.
“SummerSlam was a tough spot, coming out right after Becky’s return, but it was an opportunity to make a statement against Jinder. We were able to have that moment in front of so many people, which was an honor, and now I’m excited to see what comes next. It was cool on Raw to be involved with Damian Priest, Lashley, and Sheamus, who are three highly physical athletes. I want to set the tone for physicality in WWE, and I’m excited [about] the next story. That’s what people feel and touches emotions. I’m looking for something good, and if it’s Roman, I hope he’s ready.”
Drew continued, “That’s something I would love to sink my teeth into, and it’s something, inevitably, that will happen,” he says. “We had less than a week together last year, but the chemistry, even without fans in the stands, that was real. Roman is my biggest feud since I returned to WWE, and I feel like I’ve had more matches with him than anybody, but it feels different now. The roles have completely switched, and you’re seeing who we are as real people. There is something big down the line for us down.”
McIntyre and Reigns have not only featured in the Survivor Series 2020 Champion vs. Champion main event that Drew McIntyre is referring to but they were also against one another at WrestleMania 35 in Roman Reigns’ first big singles match since returning from his battle with leukemia.
Right now, Roman is focused on Finn Balor, who he will defend the WWE Universal Championship against on Friday, September 3, 2021, on Friday Night SmackDown. Learn more here.