Drew McIntyre has said he would be open to wrestling with Jake Paul and wants a match with Tyson Fury as the SmackDown star watches mainstream stars for his next opponent.
Drew McIntyre has consistently interacted with other sports stars on Twitter and in interviews, interacting with Tyson Fury, Robert Snodgrass and Chris Sutton over the past 10 months.
McIntyre wants to go further, however, saying talk about SPORT that he wants to step into the ring with Jake Paul, if the YouTuber turned boxer wants to appear in WWE.
“Jake Paul is everyone’s enemy, I guess. He gets it. So few people are willing to be real bad guys and make the public pay to see them get beaten up and he’s a real bad guy. Every time. as I see him show up at these events and the whole crowd start booing him, I’m like “wow, that’s pretty cool.” He [Jake] is basically the number one heel in the world, so if he’s going to go through WWE and get Claymored in the face, that’s fine with me!
Drew McIntyre even spoke of his admiration for Jake Paul, whom he compared to a young version of boxing legend Muhammed Ali:
“It’s like Muhammad Ali back then. Everyone just remembers the good parts and how awesome he was, but if you remember early in Ali’s career he was playing the heel and taking inspiration from WWE and playing that character, making sure that people hate him so that they pay money to see him get beaten.
Jake Paul is set to face Tommy Fury on December 18, the younger brother of undefeated boxer Tyson Fury.
Drew McIntyre also opened up about his desire to face Tyson Fury, even suggesting the match should take place during a big pay-per-view in the UK:
“I am still looking for this important pay-per-view in the UK and I will not be silent until this happens. Tyson Fury and I have been going back and forth for a long time. If we needed something a little off the beaten track to get people’s attention, especially in the UK with someone of Fury’s stature fighting Drew McIntyre in the Battle of Britain, it would draw really eyes and that’s where I would like to see it. “
Drew McIntyre is likely in pencil for a feud with Universal Champion Roman Reigns on SmackDown over the next few months.