Drew McIntyre has opened up on his fears over Edge’s return in the 2020 Royal Rumble match. Now, were Drew’s fears warranted? That’s for you to decide as you read along to hear what was going on inside of his head that this point in time. Bobby Lashley Bold ‘Demand’ To Paul Heyman Leaks.
In a recent appearance on the Notsam Wrestling Podcast, Drew explained that he was very worried fans were going to be disappointed when the returning Edge failed to win the 2020 Royal Rumble match. McIntyre went on to win it. McIntyre said he was scared fans may turn on him over the result.
McIntyre also stated that he was thankful to Roman Reigns for doing him a favor in eliminating Edge that night. In doing so, Reigns directed any potential heat away from himself.
Drew stated: “There was a lot going on at that time, for sure… But the Rumble itself, finding out, one, I’m taking out Brock Lesnar, and the structure of the match, he’s going to be the absolute beast and that I’m going to be the one to take the beast down, was absolutely unbelievable. But to actually be winning it, on top of that? And then you find out that Edge is coming out towards the end as well. Oh… No negative thoughts crossed my mind until it was time for Edge.”
Drew moved along: “I was in the corner with AJ Styles, he was choking me and I made sure I had a clear view of the entrance way… I heard the reaction and I went “Oh, I’m so happy for him! What a guy… Wait a minute?! The people might turn on me, we’ve seen this happen before!” That’s what crossed my mind at that exact moment. He made his entrance and we got towards the end. It was Roman and Edge. And Roman did me a solid, by the way, being the one who took out Edge towards the end. I heard the boos and I said “Screw this, let’s just keep powering through”… That could have gone bad, but it went well.”