McIntyre speaks highly of Cedric Alexander and talks receiving praise from Dwayne Johnson.
"The Scottish Terminator" Drew McIntyre has engaged in a feud with former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander after Alexander interfered in McIntyre and Shane McMahon's match against Roman Reigns a number of weeks ago. Alexander has scored a victory over McIntyre and in their latest encounter, they brawled on the outside but their match was put on hold as Kurt Angle, who was the Special Guest Referee for the match was attacked by "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt.
Drew McIntyre feels that Cedric Alexander has all the talent in the world and is just waiting for the right time and moment to unleash it. Drew expressed those thoughts during an interview with The Journal Times and added that he if he got the chance to wrestle Cedric at SummerSlam, it would be a big match for the both of them.
"Working with the younger talent is one of my favorite things to do. I came back in a few interesting positions, but it has been pretty cool where I'm not quite thrown into the deep end, but I had the chance to slowly, slowly build and show everybody what I’m all about,” he said. “With the newer guys, I honestly believe my style and size -- I can work with the younger flyers and technical guys. The industry has changed where I’m one of the biggest guys now who can work with anybody. So when you get somebody like a Cedric Alexander who has all the talent in the world, he is just waiting for the right matches, right moments to break out. If I get the opportunity to wrestle him on a big show like SummerSlam, it would be a big moment for him and for me too as a way to show I can go with anybody.” McIntyre explained.
During an interview with TMZ, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson praised Drew McIntyre and stated that McIntyre is starting to piece it all together in WWE. McIntyre reacted to those comments and said he knows he is on the right track when he receives praise from "The Great One".
“It was unexpected,” McIntyre says of the praise. “Over the last few years, I’ve tried to push myself inside and outside the ring. The Rock is somebody I look to for motivation in general. If you follow him on social media, and when you meet him, he is such a genuine person. He works so hard, which is why he achieves everything he achieves. It’s a big inspiration to me to have that kind of backing from somebody I admire so much. That kind of validation means I’m on the right track.”
To check out the full interview with Drew McIntyre, click here.