“He’s Kind of Gone Hollywood”- Drew McIntyre Hopeful for a WrestleMania Match Against John Cena

Published 06/05/2021, 11:26 AM EDT

Drew McIntyre is a name that fans have heard continuously in the main card for the past year. Since his rise to the top of the WWE roster, ‘The Scottish Psychopath’ has had match after match at the highest levels and is still on that trail of fire. 


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He managed to have a WrestleMania showdown against Bobby Lashley in front of a live crowd, and although he didn’t manage to secure the victory, it did cement his mark as a big-game player in the business. 

SINGAPORE – JUNE 27: Drew McIntyre enters the ring during the WWE Live Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 27, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images for Singapore Sports Hub)

As SummerSlam approaches, WWE’s return to live shows has fans thinking some big names are set for a return. Vince McMahon has kept some cards safely in his pockets and may play a couple as he looks to build a stacked SummerSlam this year. 


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Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer earlier noted that WWE was in talks over bringing John Cena back in time for live events. The 16-time World Champion is expected to face-off against Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship for the main event. 

Speaking on a T-Mobile Center fan interview, the Scotsman touched on why a fight with Cena at WrestleMania 39 in 2023 would be his choice. 

“If we’re going Hollywood, Rock would be the obvious choice,” he said. However, the want of a dream match changed his mind. 

“I kind of want to see Rock and Roman, so I’ll take Cena since he’s kind of gone Hollywood,” Drew said.

McIntyre did face off against Cena during his first stint in the company but did not manage to humble ‘The Cenator’. This time around, he is stronger and certainly has the will to topple a big name which is why a showdown between the two would definitely not leave fans wanting. 

Drew McIntyre is a viable opponent of John Cena down the road

Fans do want to see John Cena vs Roman Reigns at SummerSlam. As the main event, this fight would sell out the stadium.

Needless to say, it would be John Cena’s fight to become the Superstar with the most World Championship reigns of all time, surpassing Ric Flair’s haul of sixteen. 


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John Cena during Wrestle Mania XX at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

“It would be a great story. Absolutely, I like it,” McIntyre remarked.

Setting up either The Rock or John Cena with Roman Reigns right now would be something phenomenal. However, John Cena vs Drew McIntyre is also something to ponder upon as we head towards WrestleMania next year. 


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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.