As the current WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre has a huge interest in who will win the men’s Royal Rumble match on January 31st and go on to the main event of WrestleMania. Speaking to Sportskeeda, he revealed that, while there are a lot of wrestlers who could pull off the win, Big E is the man he would like to be the last man standing in the ring.
The ‘Scottish Psychopath’ said that while superstars like Sheamus and Jinder Mahal are possible winners of the annual event, he has his eye on Big E, who he said is on a good roll right now.
“Maybe Sheamus or Jinder can pull off the win and get that match. But just watching both shows right now and seeing where everyone’s at, I’m excited to see Big E finally get on a good roll. And we’re showing his real personality which is amazing and it’s so funny and so entertaining.”
McIntyre, who won the Royal Rumble himself in 2020, went on to explain that Big E also has a serious side that he’s been leaning into more lately, and in the process showing that he’s the whole package.
“But he’s also got that serious side where he flips switches and he can get serious if he’s pushed. He’s been doing such a great job recently of kind of showing like that whole package and when he’s on his game. In the ring, he’s incredible, he’s one of the strongest in WWE and that character is unbelievable and it is an extension of his real personality. So he’s firing all cylinders right now.
“So, if Big E was to win the Rumble, he’s somebody I’d be very happy to face at WrestleMania”
Since being separated from his New Day teammates, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, in the 2020 WWE Draft, Big E has had a tremendous singles run and successfully captured the Intercontinental Championship from Sami Zayn on the Christmas Day episode of Smackdown. He is currently involved in a feud with Apollo Crews and Sami Zayn over the championship, but has also declared himself for the Royal Rumble match.
Before Drew McIntyre can consider being in the main event of WrestleMania, he will defend his WWE Championship against Bill Goldberg at the Royal Rumble, in a match where he has vowed to “kick his head off” and beat him to retain the title.