This past week, Drew McIntyre became a two-time WWE Champion, making history as the first ever Scotsman, and the first ever Brit, to win the title two-times. Not only that, but McIntyre is still the only Superstar from Scotland, and the UK, to win the WWE Championship at all.
There’s no doubt the Scotsman is a very special talent indeed, being having been “chosen” by Vince McMahon himself, before subsequently finding himself released and managing to scratch and claw his way back to WWE, and more than fulfil his original prophecy. However, one man who thinks WWE are the lucky ones in that deal is Paul Heyman.
While Heyman may be plying his trade on SmackDown, serving as special counsel to the Tribal Chief and Universal Champion Roman Reigns, the ECW legend recently opened up to Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT about the man Reigns will face at Survivor Series.
“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.
“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.”
Heyman went on to reveal how Reigns is “THE biggest single Superstar in all of WWE” – a line fitting of the man accompanying him to the ring every week – while still piling on the praise for McIntyre. The Scotsman’s full run at the WWE Championship first time round came opposing Heyman onscreen – as the Advocate for Brock Lesnar – while Heyman was working as executive director of RAW – something Heyman calls a career highlight.
“Working as the executive director of RAW was a career highlight for me. I enjoyed every single solitary minute of the job and the biggest reason I enjoyed it so much was because I got to work with so many insanely talented people, such as the names you mentioned. I’m very proud of your accomplishments and very proud of the individuals themselves for the success that they have all achieved through the greatness of the performances that they overdelivered.”
McIntyre had previously spoken out about how Paul Heyman would be a big proponent of him being allowed more freedom on RAW. However, the pair will be in opposite corners yet again at Survivor Series as WWE Champion Drew McIntyre takes on Universal Champion Roman Reigns, and the special counsel to the Tribal Chief will most definitely be watching very closely indeed.