WWE Champion Drew McIntyre Creates Wishlist of 12 Potential Title Contenders

Drew McIntyre was able to defeat Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship for the first time back at WrestleMania 36 in April.

The Irish star has since been able to fight off challenges from Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley as Champion but it appears that The King of Claymore Country could have his eye on at least a dozen more challengers.

McIntyre recently spoke to Sports Illustrated where he listed a number of challengers that he would like to face including New Day member Big E and former WWE Champion AJ Styles.

“The top of my wish list is AJ, We’re two ships in the night. When I was gone from the company and headed toward Impact Wrestling, he was on the way out and I just missed him. He went to Japan and even though a lot of independent shows tried to get us together, it never worked out. AJ went to WWE, I returned to WWE, but we were both bad guys on Raw. I thought it was finally about to happen, and then he went to SmackDown. Eventually, it’s going to happen.”

McIntyre went on to name Sheamus as one of the men on his wish list since the two stars have crossed paths outside of WWE a number of times.

“We were the top feud in Europe before we both signed with WWE in 2007. We wrestled all across Scotland, England, and Ireland, and we were the top title feud on the only television show that existed for wrestling in Europe. I used to always joke that I was only 19 at the time but he looked 47.”

“We came to America together, wrestled in Florida Championship Wrestling together, and we were both heavyweight champions there. The night I won the Intercontinental title, he won the heavyweight title. Obviously, his career took off and mine took a downward spiral, but I just ended up taking the long way around. We could include so many parts of our past in that feud that have never been featured on television.”

“Having that real background and that history with Sheamus, it’s the same with Jinder, He’s another guy I want to wrestle. People universally praised my title win, but that wasn’t the case for Jinder. We’ve been through so much together, and it would make for some very interesting television.”

“We tangled a lot during my first run in the company, and those were my favorite matches during that period. Ten years later, we’re older and wiser, and that would come through in our matches. Kofi and I would have something way more special now than we did before.”

“I’d be so excited to work with Big E. His work is so believable. He’s also incredibly strong. I’ve seen him warm up in the gym with four plates on each side on the bar before he even starts his workout.”

“This is a real story, somebody pointed out to him once in FCW that he should try some strong man competitions. So he did, and he then won all the competitions. Big E’s not just strong, he’s the strongest. We’d have a really entertaining story together.”

McIntyre went on to name Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Cesaro, Tanahashi and Okada as the rest of his dream opponents.