During an interview with Inside The Ropes, Drew McIntyre named Randy Orton as his ideal opponent for Summerslam. Here’s what he had to say:
I think Orton is the one that has to happen. You know right now we’re in the position where we’re building a lot of people, including myself, and myself and Lashley together I think we’ll be able to help each other with MVP bringing each other up, establishing each other as I’m on the rise establishing myself as champion and what my legacy is going to be.
But someone like an Orton is someone who can make me work up, really learn from, he’s obviously an established name, people tune in saying hey there’s Randy Orton.
If they’ve never seen me before or remember me from the past they’re gonna go ‘ooh who’s this guy?’ and he’s gonna help tell that story and really establish me as a top, top player. I think basically Randy Orton is my Joker.