Throughout a current interview with DAZN, Drew McIntyre responded to Will Ospreay’s current problem after he received the IWGP World Heavyweight title. You possibly can take a look at some highlights from the interview under:
On Will Ospreay difficult him: “He’s a really, very proficient particular person, and I’m very proud to see how far he’s come and the way far British wrestling has come. From the day I used to be launched from WWE and gone again to the UK, I began seeing the extent of expertise we produced and the way a lot issues have modified since I used to be final there. I used to be blown away, and that’s once we began getting the British invasion all throughout the totally different unbiased firms, and Will was one among them, myself and few different Brits began touring the world doing the PWG’s. Myself and Will had an incredible match at What Tradition Professional Wrestling. I’m very completely happy to see his success. I spoke to him privately. I noticed him calling me out. I can’t reply publicly (laughs). I’ll simply say I’m very completely happy for him. If we had that match, he is aware of I’d take the again of my hand and smack him if it was in actual life (laughs).”
On how he views his 2020 in WWE: “Very happy with the final 12 months. Clearly, I dreamed of successful the title at WrestleMania and getting that huge response from 80,000 folks, household, associates, and my spouse all there. That second being in each spotlight video for the remainder of time and getting these reactions at each present afterwards and having fun with that interval. However realistically, we’re in a time that no one may probably have predicted, and I used to be capable of win the WWE Championship proper on the top of the whole lot taking place when each different sport shut down, and WWE determined we had been going to push forward and hold everybody entertained and provides everybody a relentless. I used to be going to be the man that represents the corporate. I used to be so grateful at that second. All the things occurs for a cause. My journey and all the teachings I realized ready me. I’m so happy with everybody on our roster for busting their butts final 12 months, discovering new methods to attach with the followers, be on social media, wanting down the digicam attempting to make that eye contact with everybody at dwelling till we obtained to Thunderdome that we may carry our followers again just about. I used to be so happy with the whole lot I’ve been capable of do as a champion and stepping up for WWE, and the followers, but in addition what all of our totally different rosters are totally different reveals have been capable of just do to maintain everybody entertained.”
On how he and Bobby Lashley have grown from their matches in Affect Wrestling: “That’s wild to observe how far we’ve come. I hadn’t watched the match shortly. I want to observe it again to get any concepts of how you can mess up Bobby at WrestleMania. I feel for each of us at that time, for those who requested us, we’d be like yeah, that is pretty much as good as we’re going to get. We’ve completely reached our potential. Then to observe the journeys we went on. They know the way I really feel nowadays, and I’m positive in a couple of years from now, we’ll be capable to say that I look again at 2021 and understand I had a lot additional to go. Proper now, I really feel like I’m the place I have to be. I’m absolutely assured in my capability in each single manner, wanting the half, feeling the half, being the half.
For Lashley, I really feel like that’s the case for himself as effectively. Like for Lashley, one thing wasn’t fairly there, very similar to myself final 12 months at WrestleMania. You place MVP and Lashley collectively, ‘Growth, oh my goodness. Why don’t we do that sooner? You bought badass Don King and Mike Tyson mixture happening.’ Lashley saying what he has to say however holding it to a minimal. MVP, unbelievable spokesperson for him. Lashley is simply absolutely the killer that he’s now. To get each of us on our distinctive journeys, to be within the WWE title match at WrestleMania, and to have a throwback to the heavyweight conflict over the previous few years all throughout each sport, be it UFC, boxing. WWE, we see plenty of cruiserweights on prime as a result of they’re so proficient, they usually drive in such massive numbers they need to be. So it is a little bit of a throwback to 2 heavyweights within the title match. They’re not simply plodding round, like placing on a not extremely bodily athletic contest.
Lashley-McIntyre shall be extremely bodily and be extremely athletic. It’ll be like a modern-day heavyweight basic, and I assure you that individuals had been speaking about it for a really very long time.”