Drew McIntyre is slated to challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE Title at WrestleMania Backlash later this month. It will be a three-way that also features Braun Strowman.
Last month, he dropped a loss to Lashley with the title on the line at WrestleMania 37. During an interview with Sam Roberts on the Notsam Wrestling podcast, he talked about making Lashley at Mania.
“Absolutely,” McIntyre said with a laugh. “That moment with the fans, that’s going to be part of my story. A lot of people say ‘oh my goodness Drew I can’t believe you never won. You deserved this, that moment with the fans!’ or whatever. But as I was lying there after the match, and I heard the crowd was shocked almost and Lashley was standing there, I thought to myself ‘wow, we’ve made another superstar. This is great.’ We need top level superstars really bad. As many as we can make. And Bobby is now a top level star that he’s always been destined to be. Him and MVP together are magic.
“And for Drew McIntyre the character, like, I mean I’ve been on top. Thankfully I’ve been lucky to get this platform, these opportunities for a long time. But my character, I’m not Superman. I’m not made of metal, I’m not from another planet, I don’t overcome everything. People know my story, I’m flawed, I am the Batman.
“I think that’s what makes me more relatable. Sometimes I’m going to fall and fall hard, and that includes failing at WrestleMania. So how do I deal with it is, I guess, more what’s interesting for my character. And to stay relatable as a big guy, and at the same time make someone like Lashley I think is very important.”