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Jim Ross believes that Drew McIntyre is the 'future of WWE'

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It has been almost a year now since WWE fans saw the re-introduction of Drew McIntyre to the main roster after a short stint in NXT.

McIntyre's first phase in the company saw him portrayed as Vince McMahon's 'Chosen One' in 2009 and he was soon an Intercontinenal Champion, with many tipping him to potentially become the first British world champion in WWE history.

Things did not pan out though and McIntyre never fulfilled his obvious potentially, eventually being relegated to a trio with Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal towards the end of his time in WWE in 2014.

McIntyre redeveloped himself following his release on the independent circuit, using his real name Drew Galloway, and became more intense and brutal in the ring, and a three-year run in various promotions saw WWE come calling again, and he would join the NXT brand in 2017.

Joining forces with Dolph Ziggler in April 2018 on Raw and being dubbed the 'Scottish Psychopath', much of 2018 saw McIntyre being heavily protected in matches involving other top talents such as Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, and it looked like huge things were planned in 2019 for the Brit.

But his push has cooled down in recent weeks, with McIntyre being pinned for the first time since his return to the main roster on Raw in December by Ziggler, then Finn Balor defeated him the same week at the TLC pay-per-view.

He still has an avid supporter though in the form of WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross.

Drew McIntyre deserves a better placing on the WrestleMania 35 card, according to Jim Ross

Speaking on his podcast The Ross Report, the legendary commentator stated that McIntyre should be a huge player in years to come for WWE and discussed his position for the upcoming WrestleMania.

“I was shocked in a certain sense that McIntyre was not figured higher in the card at WrestleMania," said Ross, per eWrestlingNews.

"He’s the future, in a lot of ways. I still think he’s a big time player… He’s everything Vince likes.

"He’s a good-looking guy, he’s well-muscled, he’s in great shape. He works firm, stiff, and solid. And he’s different. I think he’s one of the key cogs to the future of the WWE, without a doubt.”

After he attacked Roman Reigns on Raw last week, McIntyre defeated Dean Ambrose in a brutal Falls Count Anywhere match - if rumours are to be believed he may be getting a one-on-one match with Reigns at WrestleMania.

McIntyre attacked Roman Reigns on Raw this week and it's expected they will face each-other at 'Mania

With the momentum he had last year it could have easily been a Universal Championship match, and many others will feel the same as Ross by feeling he should have a more important 'Mania match.

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