WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre was recently part of a media call to promote this weekend’s (Sun. January 27, 2019) Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV). During the call, McIntyre discussed Vince McMahon once dubbing him as a future World Champion, his gameplan for the Royal Rumble, and a possible WrestleMania 35 match with John Cena. Check out the highlights here:
Vince McMahon once dubbing him a future World Champion: “I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t believe that,” McIntyre said. “Vince McMahon got his crystal ball and saw into the future. And thankfully, eventually I started putting the pieces together. I started realizing my potential.
“You got to prove Vince McMahon right. It’s crazy – some of the ideas he says that might sound crazy generally become true. It gives you a good feeling, especially in the moment I’m in right now.”
His gameplan for the Royal Rumble: “To win the Royal Rumble you don’t want to go over the top rope, obviously,” McIntyre said. “But game play wise, hopefully you draw a later number. You try and stay as small as you can, which is difficult for someone like myself because with that high center of gravity, it’s not ideal, because someone can knock you right over the top rope if you get too close to them.
“So, for myself, it’s about having that game plan that I do have, which involves some things that I maybe not necessarily shown on TV. But I’m not going to give away any of my game plan, because I do have one in mind. The biggest threats are the ones with the low center of gravity and the power. Big E, for example. And the larger than life individuals.
“I know Braun Strowman’s not technically in there but I saw what he had to say last week, so I would not be surprised if Braun Strowman was in there, like some surprises in the past. If we end up in there together, it’s going to be an absolute war!”
Possible WrestleMania 35 match with John Cena: “The goal is win the Royal Rumble and go to WrestleMania for the Championship,” McIntyre said. “But I might consider having a match with John Cena at WrestleMania just as big, because as was mentioned earlier, he might not have too many left and I do believe he is the greatest superstar of all time. So that would be the biggest notch in my belt if that was to go through.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions