Drew McIntyre has already faced some big opponents in WWE in 2019 in the form of Roman Reigns and The Undertaker, and those matches mean a lot to him.
McIntyre faced Reigns in a singles match at WrestleMania 35 earlier this year. It was a special match as it was The Big Dog's first in WWE since returning from his leukaemia treatment.
Then, just last month, The Scottish Psychopath teamed up with Shane McMahon to take on Reigns and The Undertaker at Extreme Rules.
This was another important match as it was The Deadman's opportunity to redeem himself for his disappointing match against Goldberg at Super ShowDown, and he delivered thanks to McIntyre's help.
Speaking to Cathy Kelley on WWE Now, McIntyre discussed both of those matches and explained why they mean a lot to him.
- Johnny Gargano receives standing ovation after TakeOver: Toronto
- HHH unhappy with scrutiny over blood being present at NXT TakeOver
- Reigns defends Goldberg and Undertaker over Super ShowDown clash
He said, via Fightful: "[Those matches] are good examples of one, hard work paying off, and two, especially with the Roman match at WrestleMania, the trust the company has in me, and Roman has in me to be his first match coming back from the illness.
"I took that as a huge responsibility to make sure that we showed the world that he was back 100%. That meant the world to me.
"The Taker [match], when I was 24 I wrestled him, he was my first official loss. He creamed me before he retired Shawn Michaels. This time was a little different. It was pretty cool because obviously what happened, happened [at Super ShowDown] and we all wanted to make sure that we gave the best match possible.
"When you're in there with a legend like Undertaker and someone like Roman and Shane who is willing to do anything and myself, we started with a good recipe and thankfully pulled it off.
"A big moment for me was the moment Taker and I went face-to-face. I heard the crowd rumbling and legit got goosebumps myself. I thought, 'Wow, there's something here.' If he's got a couple more in him, I'm the guy."
On the subject of facing The Deadman in a singles clash, The Scottish Psychopath stated: "I've been waiting for it since I was a kid. I won't say in so many words that I was told it was probably going to happen, but I wasn't ready for it when I was a kid. I'm ready now."
As of writing, McIntyre doesn't have a match for SummerSlam this evening, but he has been linked with a clash on the show with Cedric Alexander over the past few weeks.News Now - Sport News