Edge heaps praise onto Drew.
The Scottish Beast Drew McIntyre has made waves since his return to WWE in 2017. McIntyre came back to the sports-entertainment company with a new look, improved physique and a desire to be the best that the WWE has to offer. It started off with him becoming NXT Champion but a few months into his reign he tore his bicep which kept him out of action for a number of months. Drew made his return from injury on the main roster alongside Dolph Ziggler and the two went on to become RAW Tag Team Champions and feud with The Shield on top of other talents on the RAW roster.
Drew has found himself feuding with "The Monster Among Men" Braun Strowman and many viewers of the product feel that Drew could be the guy for WWE and WWE Hall Of Famer Edge agrees with those sentiments. Edge was on the road with Kenny McIntosh of Inside The Ropes for a live show tour and they stopped past the home-country of Drew McIntyre in Scotland. Edge was asked if he had to choose one guy to main event WrestleMania, who would it be and "The Rated-R Superstar" choose none other than Drew McIntyre and explained why:
“So who do I think is the guy that should be plugged in to that situation and it’s not just because we’re here. I would say if we were in, you know, Boise, Idaho. I would say it if we were in Jackson, Mississippi. I would say [it] if we were in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Drew McIntyre." Edge said. "I always really liked Drew. We've always got along. He’s always come to me for advice, and I know he actually comes because he wants advice. It’s not just the political thing to do. He implements that advice, or tries to and if it doesn’t work for him, that’s fine. I really, really think… he’s, I mean you had Christian who is really to me the first guy who left WWE to go somewhere else and he went to a much smaller company and he took a chance. You fast forward a few years, Drew did the same thing. Drew wasn’t happy with where he was at. He wasn’t satisfied with where he was at, so he left, and he made changes, and he realized that he had to make changes to himself and a lot of times talents don’t want to admit that." Edge continued, "A lot of times talents want to think it’s everyone else’s fault; it’s the company’s fault, it’s the booking, it’s this, it’s this, it’s this. What Drew did is he went, ‘Right, I’ll go and wrestle all across the world. I will build myself into looking like I could kill a country’. Come back with absolutely intensity in his promos, with that mindset, that mentality, that focus, that drive and use it, and the company has seen that and they’re giving him this opportunity. To me, I look at that and I go, ‘Right, here’s your Get These Hands Monster’ right? Okay Braun Strowman, but then Drew walks out and stands eye-to-eye with him and I’m like, ‘Woah, okay. That kid is marketability to me’ and he backs it up with great ability and mindset and a great attitude, and yeah. So Drew McIntyre is that guy to me.”
Last week on RAW, Drew McIntyre was a part of the crew that beat down Braun Strowman to write Strowman off television and to find out if Drew explains his actions or not on tonight's show if you cannot tune in live, keep an eye out for Fightful's RAW results article.
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