Ahead of Survivor Series this weekend, Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT had the chance to sit down and chat with former Raw Executive Director Paul Heyman about a variety of topics, including the Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns showdown.
After waxing lyrical about the work that Roman Reigns is putting in right now, Paul Heyman spoke about his admiration for Drew McIntyre, even going so far as to call the WWE Champion a “god sent to WWE”:
“The problem here is that Drew McIntyre is a god sent to WWE. A magnificent performer. A tremendous human being. A fantastic representative of the WWE brand. He will end up with a championship reign that will be deserving of the Mount Rushmore of championship reigns.”
After praising Drew McIntyre, Paul Heyman said that no matter how good the Raw Superstar is, he will have to come to terms with the fact that he’ll never be the top guy in WWE because he isn’t Roman Reigns:
“The problem is that Drew McIntyre is the right guy, at the right place, at the wrong time. Because Drew McIntyre is always going to be the biggest superstar with the secondary championship because it’s not the championship that makes the man, it’s the man that makes the championship. And the – T-H-E – the biggest single superstar in all of WWE, right now, is Roman Reigns. And deservedly so. And Roman Reigns this Sunday will demonstrate why he is the biggest superstar, the most important champion, and Drew McIntyre, as great as he is – and he is great – is going to have to accept the fact that he secondary to Roman Reigns.”
While serving as Raw Executive Director, Paul Heyman was reportedly influential in Drew McIntyre’s ascent up the WWE card, and we might not have seen McIntyre as WWE Champion in 2020 if it wasn’t for Heyman.
During last night’s episode of Wrestling Daily spoke more about his interview with Paul Heyman, and even addressed Drew McIntyre’s reaction to the comments that Heyman made about him. You can check that out below.