Heading into the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Drew McIntyre has some huge aspirations and is determined to use Sunday as a catapult. Over the past few weeks, McIntyre has steamrolled through competition on Raw, even defeated former world champions Randy Orton and AJ Styles in a triple threat match.
McIntyre has made it clear that he desires to compete against Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship and main event WrestleMania. However, Paul Heyman made a shocking announcement that he will be in the match at #1. So, McIntyre should still aim for winning the Royal Rumble, but his quest to dethrone Lesnar is forced to have an alternative path.
Recently, McIntyre has involved the fans in his prelude to the Claymore kick, doing to countdown from three to one. Teasing a babyface turn, this was even further speculated when McIntyre aligned with Randy Orton to fend off AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.
Fans, though, should not get there hopes up on McIntyre becoming a “good guy,” as he explains in an interview with the New York Post.
“Hopefully it comes across as ‘Drew’s out here, he’s having a good time and when it’s time to take care of business, he’ll take care of business.’ Obviously when people see people jump you and the numbers game there, that’s where you are positioned more as an underdog or a good guy in a situation like that. That’s not me trying to be the good guy. That’s just me having fun and if people are responding that, [it’s] cool whether they respond positively or negatively.”
While McIntyre admits that he is not trying to be a good guy, the fans are certainly starting to turn their reaction from jeers to cheers. It is clear that the WWE brass see a very bright future in the Scottish Psychopath, and we could be seeing a WWE Champion run from him sooner than later.
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