WWE Tag Champion Buddy Murphy Predicts Drew McIntyre Will Defeat Brock Lesnar
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Buddy Murphy has predicted that Royal Rumble winner Drew McIntyre will defeat WWE Champion Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.
The 'Scottish Psycopath' looks to become the first ever British WWE Champion when he takes on 'The Beast' in Tampa on April 5.
It's a goal that 31-year-old Murphy believes McIntyre will achieve.
Speaking on a conference call ahead promoting the debut of WWE highlights on Channel 5, the Raw superstar stated:
"Drew has a hunger and a chip on his shoulder and he wants to prove that he can go and that he's one of the best in the world.
"Drew is one of the best in the world, whether he can beat 'The Beast' though, we'll have to find out in April at Wrestlemania.
"But if I had to put money on it, I would have to say that my money is on Drew."
McIntyre won the Royal Rumble last weekend in a match which saw Murphy's tag partner Seth Rollins enter at number 30 accompanied by Murphy and their two other associates, AOP.
WWE Hall of Famer Edge had also returned to the ring for the first time in nine years and Murphy explained how it felt being ringside for that special moment.
"It was awesome, I remember when Edge retired on television and I was only a fan then, I bawled my eyes out because of how tragic and unexpected it was.
"I'm not gonna lie, I did enjoy coming out at number 30 and getting to pull him out and knee him in the face!
"The childhood dream so to speak was accomplished at that point!"
Murphy joined Rollins' stable three weeks ago and the former Cruiserweight Champion opened up on how the partnership came to be.
"It was something that was pitched to me and I took it with open arms.
"Seth is a role model through the good and the bad and he's a blueprint of success and I want that success.
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"Obviously I have had three instant classics with Aleister Black and I haven't got the victory in any of those.
"I think that being by Seth's side, and with his guidance, I can figure out the rubix cube that is Aleister Black and find the success I deserve."
He also described himself as a 'mini-Seth' in terms of his career trajectory.
Before moving to Raw in October's draft, the 'Best Kept Secret' featured on Friday Night Smackdown and locked horns with Roman Reigns.
"Roman is probably the best of the best.
"It was awesome to get in there in a time when I was on SmackDown and thrown into the deep end so to speak.
"I was out there to make a statement and prove that I could go with the best and I felt like that night in Canada we made magic.
"It was one of those things were I couldn't look back at it and change anything or really critique it that much, for what it was and the time we had it was perfect."
Murphy has risen up the card over the last year and was part of the Cruiserweight division on 205 Live at the beginning of 2019.
The Melbourne-born grappler discussed his love for the brand and how important it is to him.
"205 was the door opening for me.
"People ask me if I'm NXT I'd always correct them and say 'I'm not NXT I'm 205'.
"205 is my home and it was my birth. NXT missed this ship so to speak and 205 was the birth of me and you can tell by the quality that I produced."
He also went on to describe the brand as 'the local band that were following AC/DC'.
"205 guys had the hardest job because we went on after the main show, we were the local band following AC/DC.
"The crowd had already seen all the stars they wanted to and we had a tough job to get these fans onto their feet.
"It made our jobs very hard but it was a great experience to work in front of those tired crowds and bring them back."
WWE Raw highlights continue this Sunday 9thFebruary at 10:30am on Channel 5.
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