As Drew McIntyre prepares to return as a participant in the 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match, “The Scottish Psychopath” was on hand for a media call discussing a litany of topics. Among the questions in the media interview, McIntyre went into detail of a prediction from WWE Chairman Vince McMahon when McIntyre started in his first stint a decade ago. He also reveals an interesting strategy for the Royal Rumble match and his goals for WrestleMania.
Here are a few highlights below (h/t WrestlingInc.):
On fulfilling Mr. McMahon’s prophecy of being “The Chosen One”:
“I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t believe that. Vince McMahon got his crystal ball and saw into the future. And thankfully, eventually, I started putting the pieces together. I started realizing my potential. You got to prove Vince McMahon right. It’s crazy – some of the ideas he says that might sound crazy generally become true. It gives you a good feeling, especially at the moment I’m in right now.”
McIntyre’s strategy of facing larger opponents like himself in the Rumble:
“To win the Royal Rumble you don’t want to go over the top rope, obviously. But gameplay wise, hopefully, you draw a later number. You try and stay as small as you can, which is difficult for someone like myself because with that high center of gravity, it’s not ideal, because someone can knock you right over the top rope if you get too close to them. So, for myself, it’s about having that game plan that I do have, which involves some things that I maybe have not necessarily shown on TV. But I’m not going to give away any of my gameplans, because I do have one in mind.
The biggest threats are the ones with the low center of gravity and the power. Big E, for example, and the larger than life individuals. I know Braun Strowman’s not technically in there but I saw what he had to say last week, so I would not be surprised if Braun Strowman was in there, like some surprises in the past. If we end up in there together, it’s going to be an absolute war!”