Paul Heyman: Drew McIntyre Has To Accept That He Is Secondary To Roman Reigns

This Sunday at WWE Survivor Series, Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns are set to clash in a Champion vs. Champion bout.

McIntyre stepped to Reigns last Friday on WWE SmackDown and secured the match with "The Tribal Chief" on Monday when he won the WWE Title from Randy Orton.

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Speaking to Alex McCarthy at TalkSPORT, Reigns' special counsel Paul Heyman gave his thoughts on the matchup and McIntyre.

“If Drew McIntyre wasn’t in a new stratosphere every day, every Monday, I wouldn’t be intrigued with him stepping into the ring with Roman Reigns. The fact is that several years ago, on television, I told Roman Reigns at the time, he was the right guy, in the right place, at the wrong time. Because it wasn’t time for him to emerge as the single biggest superstar in all of WWE, be it RAW, SmackDown, NXT and indeed, all of sports entertainment. Now is that time for Roman Reigns. The problem here is that Drew McIntyre is a god sent to WWE. A magnificent performer. A tremendous human being. A fantastic representative of the WWE brand. He will end up with a championship reign that will be deserving of the Mount Rushmore of championship reigns."

Heyman continued, "The problem is that Drew McIntyre is the right guy, at the right place, at the wrong time. Because Drew McIntyre is always going to be the biggest superstar with the secondary championship because it’s not the championship that makes the man, it’s the man that makes the championship and the – T-H-E – the biggest single superstar in all of WWE, right now, is Roman Reigns. And deservedly so. And Roman Reigns this Sunday will demonstrate why he is the biggest superstar, the most important champion. And Drew McIntyre, as great as he is – and he is great – is going to have to accept the fact that he secondary to Roman Reigns."

McIntyre and Reigns are set to have a contract signing to make their Survivor Series match official on Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown.

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