WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre, has revealed how he would like his planned storyline and subsequent rivalry with ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Sheamus to play out.
Earlier this week, Inside the Ropes reported that WWE were planning a major WWE Championship tale between the chums for the period between Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble. Plans could change to a more permanent rivalry over a longer period, however, if the champion gets his way.
Speaking to ViBe & Wrestling about the plan to pit him against the Irishman, the Scot orated where he wanted to see the tale go and over which period of time:
“Where would I like to go? I’d like to keep doing what we’re doing. I think it’s interesting and different to anything we’re doing because obviously Sheamus is, you know, seen as a bad guy on television. I’m kind of seen as a good guy on television and you’ve got us interacting with each other and you see that we’re obviously friends. And the feedback I generally get is it feels natural and this is how people talk in real life; this is just real.
We’re kind of peeking around the corner watching these guys because we are real friends, we’ve known each other forever. He was the best man at my wedding and the chemistry on screen was real because we have that real relationship and I’d like to keep going down the path we’re on right now. I don’t think we need to jump into a match, everyone keeps saying, ‘Oh, when’s he going to turn around and get Brogue Kicked?’ Why’d they have to Brogue Kick me right away?”
Believing in the more traditional, slow burning storytelling of yesteryear, McIntyre could lobby for the rivalry to be delayed until the post-WrestleMania season in order to fill the time until SummerSlam. During the interview, he orated that the pair have fifty two weeks in order to tell the most effective story possible:
“We’ll get 52 weeks of TV and we can take this as far as we can take. Maybe we can do something together – how interesting would that be if he’s still Sheamus doing the nasty things he does and I’m still Drew McIntyre doing what I do over here? But in the middle sometimes we tag and we’re able to interact with each we have that friendship and see how that can go. There’s so many possibilities that I don’t think we have to jump into a match too way down the line… And again 52 weeks of TV – let’s not rush a story for once.”
However the tale is handled, it will be fascinating to see how Sheamus gradually turns on his best friend and begins to eye the strap around his waist in what is sure to be one of the most intriguing and well received rivalries of 2021.
Drew McIntyre will battle WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at Survivor Series on November 22.
Credit for the interview: ViBe Wrestling
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.