Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Rock. Hulk Hogan.

Iconic WWE superstars who have held the gold in sports entertainment's biggest company.

In the modern era John Cena and Brock Lesnar are among the big names who have won championships.

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And now, according to current superstar Bobby Lashley, Scotland's own Drew McIntyre could be next in line for the throne.

McIntyre, 34 - who made his name in Glasgow's Insane Championship Wrestling - has been in WWE over two spells for a combined nine years and has the IT factor.

He's a massive lad but can still move like a man half his size. Long flowing locks, bulging biceps.

And Lashley - himself a man-mountain - reckons Scotland will soon be celebrating a World Champion.

Asked if McIntyre can be a champ, Lashley responded: "Absolutely, 100 per cent, there's no doubt about it.

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"He has everything right now. He's great on the microphone, he has great matches with everyone and he fits the part.

"What I like is that if you go to someone who doesn't watch wrestling and they say 'well who's the Champion?', and you point at Drew, they'd be like 'oh okay'.

"You don't have to explain it afterwards. You just look at him and think okay, I've got it.

"Then you watch what he does and you've got it.

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"That's the kind of champion we need in this business, especially to bring new people in to watch."

WWE fans in Scotland and the rest of the UK have been clamouring for a WrestleMania pay-per-view and Glasgow has three venues capable of hosting the 100,000 plus crowd if given the chance.

Celtic Park, Ibrox and Hampden would all fit the bill.

But Lashley, billed from Denver, Colorado, believes the Scots - and Brits in general - are too quick to pick WWE events apart and therefore don't deserve the Grandest Stage of Them All on their doorstep.

Not yet.

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Asked if he fancied a Scottish WrestleMania, Lashley banged fists on the table, yelling: "No, nope, negative, no.

"I love the UK but you're just as spoiled as we are in the USA.

"It gets to a point where people stop being fans of the sport. You don't go to the movies eating popcorn and say 'Denzel Washington didn't deliver that line right'.

"They just suspend their reality for a moment and just be entertained.

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"I'd rather be somewhere where people would do that as opposed to 'no because I know the back story to everything'.

"I wish in the UK people would live in the moment a little bit more because it's a harder crowd.

"It'd be huge because more people could get here, but we're missing the fans in the USA and that's where we do most of our shows."