Drew McIntyre targets WrestleMania 35 match with John Cena if he doesn't win Royal Rumble

Drew McIntyre wants a WrestleMania match with John Cena should he not win the Royal Rumble

Since his call-up to the main roster the week after WrestleMania in 2018, Drew McIntyre has made it his mission to destroy the Monday Night Raw roster.

Brought back into the fold as Dolph Ziggler's henchman, the Scottish Psychopath has now branched off from the Showoff and his own entity - and it's a far cry from how he was acting before his initial release from WWE in 2014.

McIntyre has been built up as a legitimate threat to the Universal Championship in recent months, and went toe-to-toe with the likes of Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins several times in 2018.

He gets to try and earn a shot at that prize this Sunday in the Royal Rumble match, and if he wins that he guarantees himself a championship bout at WrestleMania 35.

And whilst things can change quickly in WWE, the odds-on favourite with bookmakers to win the Rumble is Seth Rollins, so unless he jumps ship to SmackDown, it looks like McIntyre won't get a title match at the Metlife Stadium.

But he has his eyes on a one-on-one clash with a legendary WWE superstar on the Grandest Stage of Them All - John Cena.

Speaking in a WWE conference call this past week to WrestlingInc, McIntyre said: "The goal is win the Royal Rumble and go to WrestleMania for the Championship.

Drew McIntyre wants John Cena at WrestleMania 35 if he cannot win himself a Universal Championship shot

"But I might consider having a match with John Cena at WrestleMania just as big, because as was mentioned earlier, he might not have too many left and I do believe he is the greatest superstar of all time.

"So that would be the biggest notch in my belt if that was to go through."

Cena's reported current plan when he returns from filming duties is for a match with the soon-to-debut Lars Sullivan - the build for that was supposed to start weeks ago but owing to Sullivan's personal issues that has yet to happen yet.

So if McMahon sees Sullivan as not ready for such a big stage, there is no reason why McIntyre cannot pick up the loose ends and have a classic Mania match with the 16-time world champion.

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