Drew McIntyre Talks About Differences Between Raw & SmackDown Brands, Wanting Cesaro Match, Big E.


Drew McIntyre recently spoke with TV Insider to promote this Sunday night's WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view.

During the discussion, "The Scottish Warrior" spoke about whether being on the SmackDown brand is different than being on Raw, wanting a singles match with Cesaro, Big E. as WWE champion and more.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On whether being on SmackDown is different than being on Raw: "It does, which is interesting. Things move quicker. Maybe because it’s not a three-hour show. When I was on segment one of Raw and then on the last segment of the night I knew I could do my segment and have some downtime to get ready and do my routine. On SmackDown, I’ve learned you have to change pretty freakin’ quick because it goes quick. For me, moving to SmackDown is moving to where it all began 14 years ago for Drew McIntyre. I have a chance to do it right given my history on the show where things didn’t go right the first time around. Everyone may say to me that I’m going to wrestle Roman Reigns and that Roman is the match. But I keep reminding them to look where Roman is at right now. He has all the momentum in the world. Drew McIntyre needs to build his momentum and make that match as big as possible, which is why I like the open challenge so much because I get to go out there and reintroduce myself again. I’m re-proving myself. I’m happy to do that. I’m a patient man with over 20 years of experience. I not only want to show what I can do but what my opponent can do."

On his hopes to have singles match with Cesaro: "Cesaro. I never wrestled him in a singles match ever. We’ve both been wrestling for over 20 years. You look up underrated in the dictionary, and you’ll see a picture of Cesaro in there."

On his thoughts on Big E as WWE Champion: "He has done a great job. Everyone who has been in that position knows it comes with a lot of responsibility. You don’t have a lot of free time. You see it’s an absolute honor. He is someone who is very smart and has maximized his opportunity. He deserves to be WWE champion. They made the right call, 100 percent. Getting the chance to work with him was awesome as well. I knew I could help show the world what he can do in a big-time championship match. I stepped up, and he stepped up, and I’m very proud of it."

On Survivor Series: "Can we coexist? We will have an easier time than our opponents. With Corbin, we’re not always on the same page. We’ve been part of teams before. Jeff Hardy, I’ve tagged with him across Europe. King Woods I might have to play well with him because he doesn’t like the idea of me being team captain. I think we’ll compromise because the king doesn’t ride into battle first. Maybe I’m the knight that rides into battle first. The last position needs to be filled. If I could throw anyone in that position, for me, it would be Sheamus. Even though he will attack me after the match. I feel good about our team."

Check out the complete interview at TVInsider.com.

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