Drew McIntyre has shared who he thinks the greatest rival of his career so far is but says current WWE Champion Bobby Lashley might be in the running to take that accolade.
McIntyre and Lashley have engaged in battle since the two men met at WrestleMania 37 for the WWE Championship. Lashley came out on top on that occasion and the same result was reached at WrestleMania Backlash when The All Mighty defended his belt against McIntyre and Braun Strowman.
Now McIntyre is back in the running for the WWE Championship after defeating Kofi Kingston in a number one contender’s match on Raw. The Scotsman is now due to face Bobby Lashley for the gold one more time at the upcoming Hell In A Cell pay-per-view.
Speaking on an episode of ‘Rasslin’ with Brandon F. Walker’ McIntyre was asked if Lashley could be his greatest career rival. Drew McIntyre says it certainly could shake out that way but for him, a certain Legend Killer is top of his list for that role as it stands.
“Yeah, I really do. Thus far I think it’s Randy Orton. We spent four months with each other and that was my ultimate test of, ‘Can I step up to Randy Orton’s level on the microphone, in the ring as a storyteller, and can I hang with the best in the game?’ And that was such an important development and stage for me, keeping up with Randy and proving myself, and cementing myself at the top of the mountain.”
“But Lashley and I are so similar and are at similar levels, and are trying to pull each other up through our work. And every time we get in there together it is easy. We know we can lay it into each other any way we want. We can make people question do we like each other. And at times, we don’t. You can tell just by watching our matches sometimes on Monday Night Raw. You know, you can put us in there with not as much time as a WrestleMania, but you know you’re going to get a hard-hitting and exciting match for the duration of Lashley vs. McIntyre together. And keeping that storyline progressing, and adding wrinkles, like Braun Strowman, it keeps things interesting.”
Drew McIntyre has recently discussed how he developed his character with the absence of live fans as he led WWE through the pandemic era.