On the latest episode of the “Nitty Gritty Dirt Show” on RussosBrand.com, host Billi Bhatti and former WWE writer Vince Russo, discussed how the current plan is for current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre facing Sheamus at the upcoming WWE Fastlane pay-per-view. Wrestling-Edge transcribed Bhatti’s comments below. This Drew McIntyre vs John Cena WrestleMania idea was recently revealed
Bhatti: The two matches that they have penciled in at Fastlane at the moment center around Drew McIntyre facing Edge. Those are Drew McIntyre Vs. Sheamus – a match where Drew McIntyre said to Shane McMahon: ‘why am I not facing Sheamus at the pay-per-view’ to which Shane replied: ‘We need something big! We need something big!’
In other news regarding the current WWE champion, McIntyre recently told the SeventySix Capital Leadership Series podcast that while his heart is in the wrestling business and he is focusing being the WWE Champion at the moment he wouldn’t completely close the door on any new opportunities that come his way. Vince McMahon reacted to this failed Drew McIntyre push not too long ago.
“Right now, I’m so focused on being WWE Champion and bringing those eyeballs, I just can’t imagine doing much outside this world unless it helps someone else. That’s where my mind is at right now. When I retire, I will still work in this industry in some capacity. If there is some avenue that I feel will help my brand, I will go there. More specifically, if I can make a difference for somebody, I will be there at the drop of the hat. Everyone asks, ‘are you going to do movies or TV shows one day?’ Maybe one day. If they do Braveheart 2 where they put Wallace back together and he comes back as a zombie, I’ll play him. Right now, I’m very focused on WWE.” (H/T to Fightful.com for the transcriptions)