Paul Heyman did an interview with Alex McCarthy of TalkSport to promote Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view event.
At this show, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will battle WWE Champion Drew McIntyre in a champion vs. champion contest, but it will be a non-title match.
In this interview, Heyman spoke highly of Reigns’ opponent ahead of the showdown.
Heyman started out that if McIntyre wasn’t in a new stratosphere every Monday then he wouldn’t be intrigued with him stepping into the ring with Reigns. He noted that he told Reigns several years ago on television that Reigns was the right guy in the right place at the wrong time because it wasn’t time for him to emerge as the single biggest superstar in all of WWE. Now that has changed for Reigns.
“The problem here is that Drew McIntyre is a god sent to WWE. A magnificent performer. A tremendous human being. A fantastic representative of the WWE brand. He will end up with a championship reign that will be deserving of the Mount Rushmore of championship reigns.
Heyman continued by stating that McIntyre is the right guy, at the right place, at the wrong time.
“Because Drew McIntyre is always going to be the biggest superstar with the secondary championship because it’s not the championship that makes the man, it’s the man that makes the championship.”
Heyman stated the biggest single superstar in all of WWE right now is Reigns. He noted that Reigns will demonstrate why he is the biggest superstar and most important champion at Survivor Series. He added that McIntyre is great, but he is going to have to accept the fact that he is secondary to Reigns.
Heyman also talked about his background with Reigns, his time as Raw Executive Director, and more. Check out the full interview here.