RAW Superstar Calls Brock Lesnar A Genius
At WrestleMania 36, Drew McIntyre is set to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship in one of the top main-event matches. He was able to get this chance due to winning the WWE Royal Rumble match.
Over the past few weeks, McIntyre has been able to dominate Lesnar whenever the two have shared the same space. This includes the time a few weeks back, when McIntyre hit Lesnar with three Claymores, shutting down the WWE Champion. McIntyre pointed out why Lesnar was a genius, and why it was needed for him to go through so many Superstars at the Royal Rumble in the way he did.
McIntyre revealed that Lesnar had a clear vision for the Royal Rumble, and it was about how to write the right story at the event. If Lesnar had not gone through so many people, then McIntyre’s elimination of Lesnar would have simply been a cool moment at the Rumble, which would then be overshadowed by other events and forgotten in a couple of weeks.
Drew went on to say that he felt that as Lesnar had been built up as such a monster, McIntyre’s elimination meant so much.
“But if it wasn’t for that story that went in there to build Brock up as the monster he truly is, which in turn made Drew McIntyre when I put him out, that’s the reason the reaction was so big. He made sure that story was told correctly. Watching him put that together, watching him at work, that was the first time I went ‘wow, this guy is really a genius’.”
McIntyre went on to say that he was inspired by the performance of Lesnar in the match as it showed how deeply he was focused on the bigger picture.
“To see him operate that way and think that way about the bigger picture, it was very inspiring. A few guys saw it and hopefully, they were inspired by it as well. That elimination when he went out, I’ve never heard anything like it in my career.”