Recently, WWE Hall Of Famer Edge took part in an “Inside The Ropes” live event in Scotland. Edge fielded several questions about various professional wrestling topics. During the interview, Edge was asked about WrestleMania 35, and who he thinks should be involved in the main event. The former World Heavyweight Champion named Drew McIntyre as the Superstar he thinks should be in the headliner for “The Show Of Shows”:
“It’s not just because we’re here [in Scotland]. I would say if we were in Boise, Idaho. I would say if we were in Jackson, Mississippi. I would say if we were in Kalamazoo, Michigan… Drew McIntyre,” Edge said. “I’ve always really liked Drew. We’ve always gotten along.
“He’s always come to me for advice and I know he actually comes because he wants advice, not just because it’s the political thing to do. He implements that advice or tries to and if it doesn’t work for him, that’s fine.”
Edge even compared McIntyre to the likes of rising main event talents such as Braun Strowman, who has already challenged for the WWE Universal Championship several times:
“Drew walks out and stands eye-to-eye with [Strowman] and I’m like, ‘Whoa! Okay, that kid is marketability to me.’ He backs it up with ability, a great mindset and a great attitude. So, yeah, Drew McIntyre’s that guy to me.”
Initially, McIntyre was signed by WWE in 2007 and spent two years in their Florida Championship Wrestling developmental territory. Upon making his main roster debut in 2009, McIntyre went on to win an Intercontinental Championship and was looked at as a serious singles competitor. However, he soon fell into more of a comedic role when he joined Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater in the “Three Man Band” faction. In 2014, McIntyre was released from the WWE and was forced to return to the independent circuit.
Much like Jinder Mahal, who was also released at the same time, McIntyre reinvented himself on the indy scene and worked for various promotions during that stretch of time. In 2017, WWE made the decision to bring McIntyre back into the fold and signed him to their NXT developmental brand. After a run with the NXT Championship, McIntyre made his return to the main roster this past April, aligning himself with Dolph Ziggler.
Currently, McIntyre still walks alongside Ziggler on Monday Night Raw but is slowly emerging as a main event World Championship contender.
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