In the episode of Raw on June 2nd, Drew McIntyre defeated MVP for the second time in an untitled match. On June 14th, at Backlash, McIntyre successfully defended the title against Bobby Lashley. In the episode of Raw on June 15th, McIntyre successfully defended the title paired with the 24/7 Champion R-Truth against Bobby Lashley and MVP.
Upon returning to WWE's main roster in 2018, he won the Raw Tag Team Championship with Dolph Ziggler, became the winner of the 2020 men's Royal Rumble match, and defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36, while also becoming the thirty-first Triple Crown champion in the process.
He is also the only Briton to hold a world championship in WWE. Speaking with SportsKeeda, the Scottish superstar revealed that he wants to have a match with Edge.
Drew McIntyre wants to face Edge
“To find out that I was going to win the whole Rumble after eliminating Brock Lesnar, one it was amazing.
Two, I didn’t believe anybody. You know things can change sometimes in our business. Not all the time, but sometimes change. So even when I was in there I didn’t believe it was going to happen. So when it did happen you saw my legitimate reaction because nothing is official until it’s official" - Drew McIntyre explained.
“Edge was returning at the end after a nine-year absence from the company. People thought they’d never see him again. He returned at the Rumble and we’ve seen crowds turn on certain superstars if they don’t get the winner that they wanted.
So that was in the back of my mind, I guess, while I was out there. That wow… when Edge gets eliminated and it’s Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns, they might just turn on the match. You know Edge had this amazing career.
I was thankful that I traveled the world with him. Learned a lot from him as a kid, but to see him back… of course, the wheels started turning. And I thought to myself, ‘Oh yea, we’re going to have that big match.’ And I’m absolutely ready for that big match now, you know, physically and mentally" - he added.
On the May 11 episode of Raw, both Edge and Randy Orton made their first post-WrestleMania appearance, Orton challenged Edge to a traditional singles match at Backlash, and Edge accepted. At the event, Edge lost to Orton. WWE announced that Edge suffered torn triceps and it was reported that the injury would sideline him for four to eight months.