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Drew McIntyre on Being Vince’s “Chosen One”, Leaving WWE, Wrestling Getting a Bad Rap

– Former WWE Superstar and current EVOLVE Champion Drew McIntyre recently spoke with STV in Scotland to promote a local indie event. Below are some highlights:

He commented on being Vince McMahon’s “Chosen One” in WWE:

“That has never happened before and will never happen again, Vince endorsing someone like that. I could never be unhappy in the WWE. No matter what they give you. As a kid, I’d have been happy to be Dumpster Droese. But I have big goals. After Vince said what he did, I was always planning on being the best in the world. I’m not happy if I’m not being creatively fulfilled and contributing what I know I could.”

Drew also commented on leaving WWE and his character now:

“It was a good time to separate – I can try out new avenues like TV and film, someone said I should try out for Game of Thrones because I look like those guys. My character at the moment is me. It’s like the Chosen One, but that’s still a bit too much like the Scottish Terminator for me. If it works or not, it will be on my own merit.”

Finally, Drew had some words for pro wrestling’s naysayers:

“There are always going to be people who give it a bad rap. I’d challenge anyone in entertainment to be given their lines at the last second, do their own stunts and only have one take to get it right.”

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    See thats the thing, The Divas division isn’t what it was so it isn’t really taken seriously anymore, and Sheamus isn’t from the UK technically as its only Northern Ireland that is still part of it while the Republic is independent.

    British Bulldog, Paul Burchill/Katie Lea, William Regal Wade Barrett all had the potential to be top stars and World champions in the WWE yet WWE looked down on them all giving them stupid gimmicks and thinking of them as inferior.

  • CC

    While I would tend to say they do have a bias against (rather than towards) international talent as a whole, I do think that with the recent years showing an influx of UK talent, they have warmed to the UK more.
    Paige is currently the Divas champ, Barrett was on a bit of a push before his injury and Sheamus has been World champion. Granted I will agree with you that Barrett has had some ups and downs, and Drew they totally dropped the ball with though. And yeah, lots of other UK talent in recent years have gone the same way.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    they really dropped the ball with him & Barrett…. its such a shame that WWE is biased toward UK talent