Fresh off the back of being drafted to SmackDown, Drew McIntyre says that beating Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship would be the biggest moment of his career.
On night one of the 2021 WWE Draft, Monday Night Raw stalwart McIntyre was drafted to the blue brand. The Scottish Warrior leaves Raw a two-time WWE Champion and immediately set his sights on adding Reigns’ Universal Title to his ever-growing CV.
Speaking to Kayla Braxton on Talking Smack, Drew McIntyre said that dethroning Reigns would be the biggest moment of his career to date.
“It would mean a lot to me. You know it’s interesting, Roman and I have quite the history since I’ve returned to WWE and perhaps the roles are a little bit reversed. I’ve been watching what Roman’s been doing over this past year and I might not like how he does things a lot of the time but he is operating at a different level. He always talks about these levels, and right now he is at the absolute top. To be honest, not just the top of SmackDown, but the top of this industry. I want Roman. I want that match. I tangled with him last year. He needed a bit of help to get that victory, but I know I can take him down. As much as winning those two WWE Championships meant to me, where Roman’s at right now, taking him down, taking the Universal Championship would be the biggest moment of Drew McIntyre’s career.”
McIntyre and Reigns are no strangers to each other having clashed numerous times in the past. The pair most recently squared off at Survivor Series almost a year ago where the Head of the Table picked up the win with a little help from Jey Uso.
The Scottish Superstar isn’t the only man with his eyes on Reigns, as Brock Lesnar once again made his presence felt on SmackDown. The Beast confronted Reigns before laying out The Usos with two F5’s. Later on in the show Lesnar revealed that he was a free agent and thus unable to be drafted.
Brock Lesnar will meet Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at Crown Jewel on October 21st.
You can find more draft news, including all of the picks made on Talking Smack here.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.