Drew McIntyre’s initial run in WWE showed promise, but he didn’t live up to his true potential. After leaving WWE, he would truly reinvent himself in the Indies. He would capture many times in that time, improve his moveset and character. Then finally make it back to WWE, a new man.
Edge spoke to Inside The Ropes, where he drew comparisons between McIntyre and Christian. He also said Drew deserves to main event Wrestlemania.
Wrestlemania. He then would go on to compare him to Christian. This is what he said:
“You have Christian which to me is really the first guy that left WWE to go somewhere else and he went to a much smaller company and he took a chance. Fast-forward a few years Drew did the same thing.”
“He wasn’t happy with where he was at, he wasn’t satisfied with where he was at so he left and he made changes and he realized that he had to make changes to himself. A lot of times talents don’t want to admit that. A lot of times talents want to think it’s everyone else’s fault. It’s the company’s fault, it the booking. It’s this, it’s this, it’s this.”
“What Drew did is go, ‘Right, I’ll go and I’ll wrestle all across the world. I will rebuild myself into looking like I could kill a country.’ He came back with absolute intensity in his promos. That mindset, that mentality, that focus, that drive and use it and the company has seen that and they’re giving him this opportunity.”
“To that I look at it and say, you’ve got this ‘Get These Hands’ monster, right? Okay, Braun Strowman. But then Drew walks up and stands eye-to-eye with him and I’m like, ‘Oh, okay.’ That kid is marketability to me and he backs it up with great ability and a great mindset and a great attitude and so Drew McIntyre is that guy to me.”
Drew is currently in line to receive a massive push. So, 2019 looks to be a big year for The Chosen One. Which Edge surely would approve of.