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Will McIntyre finally live up to all the hype?

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Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
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Since his return to WWE’s main roster in 2018 it’s taken Drew McIntyre a little while to work his way to the top of the mountain. Despite all the hard work he did on the indies and in NXT, there were times when it seemed like he may never get there. But then Royal Rumble 2020 happened, and his long-awaited prophetic career, at last, seemed not only possible but probable.

The Road to WrestleMania 36

Drew McIntyre went on to win the Royal Rumble match after eliminating Brock Lesnar with a truly beautiful claymore kick. It was clear that up until that point, Lesnar thought he had it in the bag, having eliminated 13 other competitors before McIntyre entered the ring. Needless to say, Lesnar was furious.

The very next night on RAW, McIntyre made his choice to face Lesnar at WrestleMania official.

Since that declaration, he has been singularly focused on preparing his mind and his body to vanquish The Beast.

And Brock? Well, let’s just say Brock isn’t worried. He’s spent too long at the top and, at this point, is practically untouchable. Sure, McIntyre may be “special,” but in Heyman’s words, Lesnar is “a once ever athlete.”

Special ain’t going to cut it. To beat Brock, you have to be legendary.

What’s at stake?

Honestly? Drew McIntyre’s whole career. If he doesn’t beat Brock this weekend, not only will we, the WWE Universe, have to endure more of absentee champion Brock Lesnar and his droning companion, but McIntyre may as well give up his championship dreams. It’ll be mid-card mania for him from now on.

This is the culmination of McIntyre’s entire wrestling journey. He’s been through hell (aka 3MB), the highlands, the indies, and back again. There’s only one Beast left for him to beat before he can finally call himself “The Chosen One.”

Brock Lesnar will defend his championship against Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36 on the WWE Network. Be sure to check back in at CagesideSeats.com for all of your WrestleMania coverage.

Poll

Who will win?

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  • 16%
    Brock Lesnar
    (61 votes)
  • 83%
    Drew McIntyre
    (316 votes)
377 votes total Vote Now