Drew McIntyre is considered one of the most accomplished superstars on Raw. He is a two-time ICW World Heavyweight Champion with Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) and a one-time Evolve Champion, one-time Open the Freedom Gate Champion, and two-time Evolve Tag Team Champion with Evolve.
On the December 24 episode of Raw, McIntyre announced his intention to enter the 2019 Royal Rumble match. On the January 14, 2019 episode of Raw, McIntyre failed to win a fatal 4-way match also involving John Cena, Baron Corbin, and Finn Bálor to determine the number one contender for the Universal Championship after Cena was pinned by Bálor.
McIntyre failed to win the Royal Rumble match at the namesake event on January 27, after being eliminated by Ziggler. At Fastlane (2019), McIntyre, Corbin, and Lashley lost to The Shield. In a recent interview with Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup, McIntyre spoke about how women’s wrestling has changed in WWE: “The girls were in short segments and not exactly the most….they weren’t able to show their skills.
And there’s always been some very skilled women around, they just weren’t able to get that opportunity. It frustrated me and it really frustrated them. When I was away from the company, I was around a lot of talented women.
I was watching them and was like, ‘Wow, these girls are better than most of the guys.’ Finally, when the women’s evolution happened and the girls started to get opportunities, they really started killing it."