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Backstage news on the Drew McIntyre vs Ricochet match from Raw

Drew McIntyre made his return to WWE programming on this week’s episode of Raw and the former NXT Champion defeated Ricochet in a one on one match.

He was then announced as the final member of Team Flair for the upcoming Crown Jewel event, but according to Wrestling Observer Radio, his win was not just a way to promote the upcoming bout at the Saudi Arabian show.

According to the Observer, McIntyre’s win was all about getting him over. WWE Officials are grooming the Chosen One for a top spot on Raw, heading into the WrestleMania season.

While the officials are also impressed with Ricochet, they are currently focused on getting Drew’s push going. The One and Only is considered to be a long term project and they are saving his run for later.

Though there is no word yet on if the feud between these two stars will continue after the upcoming show or if Drew McIntyre will find a new opponent after Crown Jewel.


  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Drew McIntyre needs to be in the Unverlasial Championship title picture soon.

  • Dirt McGirt

    No, you wrongly assume that the top guy should look like he’s a scrub who just walked in off the streets.

  • Michael Justin Arnold

    No you just assume its a big man’s “sport”

  • Dirt McGirt

    No, I’m saying he was a big man in a big man sport. Rollins is a little man in a big man sport.

  • Dirt McGirt

    You are wrong. And flair is a pathetic joke. I have very little respect for what he did and zero respect for the man he is today.

  • Dirt McGirt

    Short man? I’m 6’3, little man. And it isn’t my problem if it’s supposedly hard to get jacked up. They signed up it. They need to own the solution. I don’t want guys on steroids, I want people who go to the gym and try for more than an hour a day.

  • Michael Justin Arnold

    Thankfully your body (and short man complex) isn’t a measuring stick for what wrestlers look like.

    Do you realize how hard it is for wrestlers to get “jacked-up muscles” naturally with they’re constant travel schedules, etc? You prefer they were “medically enchanced” like your heroes of the past? Because being lean & cut with functional strength to pull off suplexes apparently isn’t enough…

  • Michael Justin Arnold

    Randy Savage & Batista in the same sentence? Batista belongs no where near Savage, you act like that roided freak was an all-time great

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    You my friend are either trolling for attention or delusional if that’s your mindset (which is the problem with modern wrestling in general at least until McMahon retires). It’s NOT about big guys any more the days of the bodybuilder roided up wrestler like Hogan, Warrior, Batista are in the past which is why I think NXT is a better product overall because McMahon has nothing to do with it.

    I mean if you look at some of the champions right now such as Seth, AJ, Nakamura with the exception of that skid mark of pro wrestling Brock Lesnar none of those guys are “big guys”

    Oh yeah and what about flair? He’s won 16 world titles while looking like he has a “dad bod”

  • Dirt McGirt

    You are what’s wrong with wrestling. Wrestlers shouldn’t look like average joes. You think only small guys can go. That is a wrong attitude. You need to expect more from the big guys in wrestling.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Exactly you’re the Vince McMahon attitude..

    We’re not in that mentality anymore it’s more about in ring quality and size over jacked up guys putting on crap matches

  • Dirt McGirt

    The NXT crowd is almost a totally different animal. I’m not saying that he isn’t fun watch, only that he’s too small to be on top. I have a simple expectation of world champs: you must be larger than me. I don’t work out, have an athletic build and weigh 230. If I can do that without trying, it’s not too much to expect from professional athletes to be my size or larger. And for the record, no one would look at me at think I’m any type of athlete.

  • Dirt McGirt

    And he’s too small to be the top guy. I doubt anyone sees him in the same league as Batista or Savage.

  • Luke

    …Rollins IS the top guy, you silly mark.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    He was over in NXT though, it’s just the main roster situation of not knowing how to be booked I mean he’s not the only guy to have that issue. He can do some seriously amazing stuff and he’ll go far with the correct booking.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    But he was definitely a lot smaller build wise than say Batista, he was never a jacked up guy which was a good thing

  • Nick Scott

    6’5, 241lb actually

  • Nick Scott

    Edge? Was Def over 6 foot and def bordering 230 in his career

  • Dirt McGirt

    When Ricochet can get over like Bryan he can be champ. That will never happen. There’s no reason larger guys can’t wrestle, in the past they were lazy.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    So the Vince McMahon meathead philosophy…

    You do know many solid workers were never in that category right like Shawn Michaels, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Eddie Guerrero etc were all in the “smaller” categories unlike your jacked up guys like Hogan, Warrior, Luger who while they all looked the part couldn’t wrestle jack sh**

  • Dirt McGirt

    Yes. And Rollins is too small to be a top guy currently. He needs at least fifteen more lbs on him, which is totally doable.

  • Dirt McGirt

    Bret was one of the best ever in the ring, Ricohet, not so much. Yes, he is impressive, but he can’t tell a story in between the ropes. If you like indyrific guys that are your size or smaller, that’s your business. I expect wrestlers to be at least 6’0 tall and over 230lbs to be in the main event.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    “Too small” really?? Are we going to go backwards into the 1990s & 80s?

    Ok the guy needs help talking.. easy put him with somebody who can manager wise. You know who else couldn’t talk? Bret Hart.. but it never stopped him from achieving.

    As far as McIntyre though his main event status is long overdue

  • Michael Justin Arnold

    His promos are bad for sure (maybe put the Prince Puma mask back on & get a new manager?), but size doesn’t matter. Is he really smaller then Rollins??

  • Dirt McGirt

    “His run”? As in a run as a top guy? Ricochet should never get to the main event picture, he’s too small and can’t cut a promo to save his life.