Drew McIntyre: Roman Reigns & John Cena Are Going At Each Other For Real In WWE SummerSlam 2021 Promos

McIntyre has had his say

Drew McIntyre believes Roman Reigns and John Cena have found the recipe for a top storyline ahead of WWE SummerSlam 2021, because of how real their promos have been at each other. 

Cena and Reigns engaged in a heavy war of words on Friday Night SmackDown last week which saw references to Nikki Bella, CM Punk and the former Dean Ambrose, prompting heavy interest in the segment from WWE fans. 

McIntyre, who himself faces Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam, says having those promos based in reality helps to suspend disbelief and create a situation where those watching truly believe the two are going after each other in real life as well.

Speaking with ET Canada, McIntyre said: "No matter how the storyline is, even if it's not based in reality, I'll try and find something that is true to me so I can focus on the truth and bring the truth to the story. But if it can be 100 percent legitimate, if we can lean into real stories, if we can make people feel like, 'Well, I know the rest of it. I don't know about that, but this is real'.

"For example, like John Cena and Roman Reigns last week on the microphone, they're going at each other hard. They're hitting each other with lines that perhaps the other person is not expecting because they want to make people think, 'Oh, my goodness, they're going off on each other right now. This is real. The rest, I don't know. But they're really going at each other for real in that microphone. That's going to make me more invested in the match, in the story.' And that's what it's all about in the end, is making the fans say, 'I have to see this."

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