Drew McIntyre will challenge GUNTHER for the WWE Intercontinental Championship this Saturday at WWE SummerSlam 2023.
On a recent edition of the “Stay Busy” podcast, McIntyre noted that he wished he had more time to build his match with GUNTHER at SummerSlam 2023. He said,
“I feel good. I wish we had more time to build it a little bit. The good thing is, I know people are just excited of the idea of Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre. That’s helpful that people want to see the match to begin with. You don’t have to build to make them want to see it. He needs an opponent that is a genuine threat. I need an opponent that is interesting and different and people want to see. I feel like there was a minute where McIntyre was kind of floating, which I never want to be doing, I always want to be moving up. There was a period where I felt like I flatlined and that was frustrating, but it led into the Sheamus thing and the Sheamus, Gunther, McIntyre thing. I wish we had a little more time to tell the story, but thankfully we’ve maximized the little time we’ve had with each other. He is such a force right now, it doesn’t need much storytelling to tell King vs. Godzilla. I’ve been able to come back, have the moment where I put him through the table after he was so dominant and stand before him and let him know, ‘You may have been dominant with everyone else, but you’ve gotten a little bit big for your britches. I’m Drew McIntyre, the same guy that has beaten Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, and Goldberg and a list of opponents a mile long. You’re about to get a wake up call and you might not get to break Honky Tonk Man’s record because Drew McIntyre is looking for his moment with a title in front of fans’.”
On a recent edition of the “Sports Media Podcast,” Becky Lynch provided an update on the release date of her autobiography.
Lynch originally teased the book in August 2020 and the most recent update came last year. The Man noted that she expects the book to hit shelves in early 2024. She said,
“We all think of ourselves as the hero of our own story. At some points, you look at yourself and go, ‘oh, no, I was the a**hole.’ Things like that, where you have to be really honest with yourself, is quite humbling. I did love the writing process, especially the early writing process where it was a pure, ‘let me get all my thoughts, ideas and memories down on paper. Let me write without the moral police being on my shoulder, without the public judgment on my shoulder, let me just write for me.’ I found that experience to be my favorite part. When it came to the editing process and going back and looking at everything. I did a year-long writing course. I did write it myself, and loved it, but realized I didn’t know anything about writing. Have you heard of the [Dunning–Kruger effect], where you start something, and you’ve never done it in your life, ‘I am awesome at this, I’m so good, I’m the best, I’m a prodigy, I’m a natural.’ That’s how I felt about writing. Then, I did this writing course because I wanted to be good at it, and I found out how little I knew about writing, and it’s very intimidating. It was a round circle program with other people reading your work and giving feedback, and it was very helpful. You find out what’s working and what isn’t working, but you also find out how much you don’t know and you’re learning. I love that process too because I love trying to improve on something, especially when I get passionate about something and I want to be good at it. I really love writing. It’s something I’ve done my whole life. My dad had me writing in journals since as long as I could write. I’ve always found that to be almost meditative. Writing a book was a great process. I’m in the editing process, the late editing process. I had some problems with editors, some people leaving the company. Now, I have great editors, and we’re off to the races. Hopefully, it’ll be out early next year.”