Drew McIntyre Wouldn't Mind Stepping Away From WWE Title Picture, Pitches To Work With Jinder Mahal

Drew McIntyre is set to get another crack at the WWE Title at WrestleMania Backlash when he battles Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match.

While Drew has been part of the WWE Title picture since the beginning of 2020 when he won the Royal Rumble, he wouldn't mind stepping away for a bit.

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Speaking on Sunday Night's Main Event, Drew pitched an idea that takes him out of the title picture and pairs him up with a former friend.

"I always look for the best story, I think that's important. I've been chasing the title for a long time, but I don't know if it'd be the worst thing in the world for me to step away from that for a minute and get into a serious story, which brings me back to the title," he said. "I see Jinder Mahal looking healthy right now and I don't see him in a story. I hoping Jinder and I get to do something down the line. Much like Sheamus and I, we have a real history with each other. The more real, the more people can invest because you're not just making up something. Maybe Jinder is a little upset that when he won the World Title three years before I did, people weren't happy about it and they keep ranking it as one of the worst title reigns ever while mine was universally praised. He's been out a year and a half, maybe he feels disrespected. There's a lot of possibility from a storyline perspective as to why Jinder Mahal would come after Drew McIntyre. I feel we could do some cool stuff together because we have such a history."

Mahal returned to television on the most recent episode of WWE Main Event, defeating Jeff Hardy. He hasn't been seen on WWE Raw since defeating Akira Tozawa on the April 27, 2020 episode.

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