Although Drew McIntyre already has a match booked for WWE WrestleMania 38, he will be keeping a close eye on the winner of the title unification bout at WrestleMania Sunday between WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
McIntyre is slated to wrestle Baron Corbin in a feud that dates back to January. While speaking with the Hindustan Times, McIntyre said that he has not been in the World Title picture in a long time and will be coming after the winner of the Lesnar vs Reigns WrestleMania 38 match.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve competed for the heavyweight championship. I was drafted to SmackDown, the eyes were on the Universal Championship right away. I was perfectly fine doing whatever I could to get that opportunity. It’s not like Roman was going to jump and offer that opportunity to me as he knows what I’m capable of these days. I’ll start from the bottom, I’ll fight everybody and work my way up. At this stage of my career, I understand that I don’t need it all now. I’ve just been building my victories, waiting for my moment. We’ve got this huge match with Roman vs Brock, title vs title at WrestleMania, I can assure I’ve got my eyes on who’s gonna win that match, because I’m coming for him.”
McIntyre was reportedly in line for a feud with Reigns with the idea that they would work a match at the Royal Rumble. A neck injury sidelined McIntyre before the match could be booked. As recently as last month it was reported McIntyre and Reigns were still planned for an eventual program, but it won’t be happening in the immediate future.