After defeating Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam, Drew McIntyre is looking for a new challenge.
During a run which began at the 2020 Royal Rumble, Drew McIntyre has fought and beaten the best that Monday Night RAW has to offer. Often more than once. It’s a resume that includes names such as Brock Lesnar, Sheamus, Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley.
However, after losing the WWE Championship to Lashley and overcoming Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam, McIntyre could be forgiven for wondering what’s next.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, the Scottish Warrior cast his eye over to the man sat at the top of the blue brand, Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.
McIntyre said that while he’s proud of what he’s achieved so far, he’s also looking for the next story.
“I had an opportunity to help cement Bobby as champion, and to do that for a top-level performer was an honour,” McIntyre says. “I’m extremely happy for him, he’s someone that earned and deserves all his success.
“SummerSlam was a tough spot, coming out right after Becky’s return, but it was an opportunity to make a statement against Jinder. We were able to have that moment in front of so many people, which was an honour, and now I’m excited to see what comes next. It was cool on Raw to be involved with Damian Priest, Lashley and Sheamus, who are three highly physical athletes. I want to set the tone for physicality in WWE, and I’m excited for the next story. That’s what people feel and touches emotions. I’m looking for something good, and if it’s Roman, I hope he’s ready.”
After being defeated by Reigns at WrestleMania 35, the two men met as champions of their respective brands at Survivor Series in 2020. While Reigns once again emerged victorious, all the clash did was whet the Scotsman’s appetite for more.
“That’s something I would love to sink my teeth into, and it’s something, inevitably, that will happen,” he says. “We had less than a week together last year, but the chemistry, even without fans in the stands, that was real. Roman is my biggest feud since I returned to WWE, and I feel like I’ve had more matches with him than anybody, but it feels different now. The roles have completely switched, and you’re seeing who we are as real people. There is something big down the line for us down.”
While Drew McIntyre may be looking for a new challenge, Roman Reigns seemingly has challengers queuing up at his door. After Brock Lesnar returned at SummerSlam to stare down the Universal Champion, Finn Balor confronted Reigns back on SmackDown.
After Balor laid down a challenge to the Tribal Chief it was confirmed that the pair will meet with the gold on the line on September 3rd.