Since being moved to SmackDown in the 2021 WWE Draft, Drew McIntyre has been kept away from the top of the blue brand’s card and out of the path of WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
However, the pair have been facing off and headlining on the house show circuit since before WrestleMania and many predicted we’d finally see a clash between the pair after McIntyre’s involvement during the contract signing between RK-Bro and The Usos last month.
The pair did share the ring at last night’s WrestleMania Backlash, but in six-man tag team action as The Bloodline defeated the team of McIntyre, Riddle and Randy Orton.
Speaking on CBS Sports ahead of that clash, McIntyre spoke about the eventual showdown with Roman Reigns and believes WWE are doing the right thing in building the anticipation for the huge match – possibly at an upcoming Stadium show.
“It’s awesome to be back around… Roman Reigns and The Bloodline have been doing incredible things for a couple of years. Literally running the industry when it comes to Roman and for McIntyre to step back into that picture, but also to be side-by-side with Randy and Riddle who have been having the time of their life this past year, I’ve never seen Randy so happy in the ring and out of the ring.
“It’s cool to be involved in that picture. The tag title scene has been so interesting with those two tag teams going at it. With the addition of myself and Roman, you get an interesting dynamic and you get to delay that match.
I know everyone wants everything right now. Now you get an interesting wrinkle to the equation and then you get to delay that match that’s going to then build even more anticipation and when it happens, maybe even in a stadium or somewhere else down the line with more elements added to the story, if you finally get that match — I assume that will eventually happen — it’ll be an even bigger deal.
After next month’s Hell in a Cell Premium Live Show, the next three WWE events are all on stadium shows. With Money In The Bank and SummerSlam taking place in July and then September’s big UK event Clash At The Castle in Cardiff.
Since becoming WWE Champion in 2020, McIntyre has long championed a big UK stadim show, sparking rumours that the main event of Clash At The Castle could be the place we finally see the big one-on-on meeting between him and Reigns.