Drew McIntyre Weighs In On Paul Heyman's Departure As WWE Raw Executive Director

Drew McIntyre is hopeful to get the chance to interact more with Paul Heyman, the character.

The major news going into the WWE Backlash event on Sunday, June 14 is the departure of Paul Heyman as WWE Raw Executive Director. Heyman will be replaced by Bruce Prichard, who will now head-up both main roster brands of WWE as the creative teams consolidate into one.

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The top dog on WWE Raw is WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. McIntyre, ahead of his title defense against Bobby Lashley at Backlash, weighed in on the recent creative shake-ups in a new interview with TV Insider.

“I don’t know the ins and outs regarding creative. I get my creative and go from there. I figure out best what works for Drew McIntyre and the storyline,” McIntyre began before shifting over to a more in-character thought process. “Regarding Paul Heyman the character, that is very interesting for myself. The last time we interacted was going into WrestleMania against Brock Lesnar before I defeated him in five minutes in the main event. There may be things to happen down the line. Brock is lurking in the shadows. If he wants to get beat in three and 23 seconds this time. Or perhaps Paul Heyman has his eyes on other superstars he wants to bring to Drew McIntyre. Either way, I always enjoy a little joke with Paul Heyman on the microphone. There is nobody better than him. It forces you to up your game. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing him soon enough.”

Before Drew McIntyre can think too far into the future and another meeting with Paul Heyman, he must first defeat Bobby Lashley at Backlash 2020.

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