The Scottish Psychopath has come a long way from working as a part of the 3 Man Band. Drew McIntyre returned to the WWE in 2017, quickly capturing the NXT Championship before moving up to the main roster, where he’s been sitting near the top of the card on Monday Night Raw ever since.
Tonight, McIntyre will continue his feud with Braun Strowman in hopes of moving closer to the Universal Title picture. In a recent interview with Wrestling Inc., McIntyre revealed that this run is so different from the original because he’s matured and given up the partying lifestyle.
What’s changed from my first stint is that I don’t take anything for granted. I’m a lot more mature and I don’t have negativity in my life. Partying isn’t as important to me anymore like it was when I was younger. I focus very much on the job and my goals and dreams.
McIntyre went on to admit that he didn’t know what he had until he lost it, and his first step to regaining that when he got back to the WWE was to work in NXT.
I had a lot of conversations with Triple H and I made it clear if I come back, I would like to go to NXT. You need those experienced leaders because that makes a difference in the product. NXT had lost a couple of people and I felt I could really make a difference going there.
McIntyre finished up by saying that, though he may have been alright had he stuck with the company, he definitely wouldn’t have gone through the growth he did working on the indies and Impact Wrestling.
I think I would have done okay, but I don’t think I would be where I’m at. I certainly wouldn’t be as comfortable as I am now to get more opportunities.
Drew McIntyre has essentially feuded with all of Monday Night Raw’s top guys since joining the roster last year, minus Brock Lesnar. And if recent events are any indication, he may very well work with John Cena at WrestleMania.