Drew McIntyre Learned of Ziggler Pairing Hours Before RAW Debut (AUDIO)

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While some fans are already labeling him a future world champion, Drew McIntyre says he’s focused on the current: his team with Dolph Ziggler — a pairing he learned about after showing up at the building to make his RAW return.

“I didn’t quite know what was going on,” McIntyre told Jim Ross on the latest edition of The Ross Report. “Dolph’s somebody I go way back with. I was really looking forward to working with him.”

Ross noted from the get-go fans were already speculating on what was next for the duo: would they be future tag champs? Who would turn on whom?

“People are asking a lot of questions,” McIntyre said. “A lot of people are jumping way ahead and I appreciate all the positive things everybody is saying, but let’s just remember there’s 52 weeks of TV a year. Let’s just take our time — introduce the casual audience who Drew McIntrye is now.”

“Trust me, we’re going to get there,” he assured fans. “It’s going to be a fun journey.”

McIntyre says RAW needs “more killer and less filler” and he hopes to lead that charge and pay respect to those who paved the path to the new multi-billion dollar TV deals. Adding, “I’ve been in the locker room with the Undertakers, the Mysterios, Christian, even Ric Flair when I was 22, and I don’t know if all of them would be happy with the way the locker room is these days.”

McIntyre had much more to say about complacency among his peers. You can hear his thoughts on the subject starting around the 1:04:00 mark.