When Edge returned to the ring at WWE Royal Rumble, it was easy, for fans and superstars alike, to imagine the possible dream matches. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has been waiting to wrestle Edge for a long time and, now that Edge is back, the champion wants to make this match happen. In an interview on ESPN1530 with Rich Ucchino of Sportskeeda, McIntyre said facing Edge used to be something he dreamed about. “‘You know Edge had this amazing career,'” said McIntyre via Ucchino. “‘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.'”
McIntyre also shared that he worried the fans would turn on him when Edge was eliminated from the 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble match. “‘Edge was returning at the end after a nine year absence from the company,'” said McIntyre via Ucchino. “‘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.'”
Thankfully, fans still gave McIntyre quite an ovation when he won the match. Due to Edge’s unfortunate injury, it’s unclear whether we’ll get to see him face McIntyre. But the Rated R Superstar’s initial return makes it easy to hope for the prospects of a future match between the two.