WWE Champion Drew McIntyre recently appeared on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio. The Scottish Superstar discussed a number of topics on the show concerning his recent run with WWE. One of the points raised was the potential of a match between McIntyre and his former 3MB stablemate Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship.
“I love that idea” McIntyre would reveal. “And I know a lot of people out there? When they hear that initially they’re gonna think ‘no! that’s not what we want right now!'” Drew would then discuss the lengthy history between the two WWE Superstars, with parallels that could translate well into a potential feud on television.
“The bigger picture? There is a real story there, not just the story that is on television” McIntyre elaborated further. “Or even in 3MB. We both got fired, we came back, we won World titles. There’s so much more behind the scenes that happens, so much more that happened in our personal lives that we’d be comfortable putting on television for a World Title feud. We would put it all out there.”
McIntyre would however point out that now is not quite the right time for a match and feud between the two men. “He [Jinder] just needs the time to keep gaining steam. I need some time to cement myself as the champion. But when the crowds come back? I need a heel who’s a REAL heel. We have a true backstory, when he won the World Title? People weren’t so happy about it, they came down on him. When I won? I was praised, so perhaps there’s a little jealousy there from that moment? We legitimately have the story outside the ring that we can use on television. And for everyone out there who is not sure? Trust me, this would be something very special.”
WWE seem to be pushing Mahal into a babyface role on television right now. Could that be a rouse to set up a match between McIntyre and his former 3MB stablemate? Potentially.
If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit Busted Open Radio with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription. Busted Open Radio can be heard on SiriusXM’s Fight Nation (Channel 156), Monday through Saturday from 9 am to Noon eastern.