Rangers-daft WWE Champion Drew McIntyre insists he'd love a WrestleMania pay-per-view event in the UK - and he'd even walk out at Celtic Park if it guaranteed a hometown show.

McIntyre became the first ever WWE champ from the UK back in April when he beat Brock Lesnar for the title at 'Mania in Florida behind closed doors. But while this year's event was without fans in the arena due to the Covid pandemic, next year's show is set for a Los Angeles stage in front of a capacity 100,000 plus.

The venue is yet to be decided beyond next year's WrestleMania 37 event, but McIntyre desperately wants his home country to get the recognition he feels fans deserve. He has even attempted to open up a dialogue with the higher-ups within the US-based company to get things going.

And if it means fighting in front of fans at the home of his rivals, Celtic, against anyone - including champion boxer Tyson Fury who has made a WWE debut in the past - McIntyre is willing. "The UK pay-per-view is something on my list of top five things to try and get done as WWE champion," he told Glasgow Times. "I've talked about it with a few people and fingers crossed we can get wheels in motion. 

"The UK deserve it, we've got the big fan base and there'd be so much buzz. We've not had a big PPV since 1992. Myself and Fury have been going back and forth on social media for a while and we're both of the same mindset to do whatever it takes for that UK PPV. If it takes McIntyre versus Fury to make that happen, I don't care. I'll face anyone to make that happen.

"I'd even do it at Celtic Park. I talk about Rangers a lot obviously but my big thing is that I care about Scottish football. Without Rangers I don't think Celtic are at the same level and vice versa. I know this because I've travelled the world and whenever I'm asked about soccer, all anyone knows about Scottish football is that Rangers play Celtic.

"Rangers went down at the same time I did in my career when I got fired, we rose up at the same time together. I became WWE champion, now it's up to Rangers to win the title this year."

McIntyre has been a huge Light Blues supporter since he was a youngster and has become embroiled in an online feud with former Celtic star Chris Sutton in recent times. With his beloved Gers in for the fight of their lives this season to stop the Hoops securing 10 titles in a row, the grappler understands the importance of this term.

And, asked whether he'd like to see Rangers stop the rot in the Premiership or lift the Europa League, McIntyre responded: "I think we have to stop 10 in a row, because we'd never hear the end of it. I've got cousins who would be texting me like crazy."

Watch WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defend his Title at SummerSlam on the WWE Network next Sunday, August 23rd, with the event also airing on BT Sport Box Office. For more details visit wwe.com