Drew McIntyre Addresses If He Wants To Turn Heel

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After having the best run of his WWE career as a babyface, Drew McIntyre has commented on if he’s willing to be a heel again.

Since he won the 2020 Royal Rumble, Drew McIntyre has been one of the most popular superstars in WWE. On that night, Drew eliminated Brock Lesnar from the Royal Rumble match to a huge ovation and he went on to win the Rumble as well, much to the fan’s delight.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the “normal” world in March 2020 so WrestleMania 36 took place in front of no fans as Drew beat Lesnar for the WWE Title. McIntyre’s biggest moment of his career should have been in front of 70,000 fans in the main event of WrestleMania, but instead, it was in front of nobody except WWE staff.

Drew McIntyre is still in that babyface role as he is set to challenge GUNTHER for the Intercontinental Title. It’s the same IC Title that McIntyre won in 2009 when he was just 24 years old.

In an interview with Armon Sandler on Stay Busy, Drew McIntyre spoke about how he’s interested in being part of compelling stories.

“Staying on the path I’m on right now, I want to make sure I get interesting and compelling stories. It’s cool coming out and getting the cheers. I always want to be in something interesting and get you emotionally invested as well. There was a period where I wasn’t doing that, and thankfully I got back into it when I got with Sheamus and leading into that triple threat.”

“I want to make sure to keep evolving and keep adding layers to that character and doing all the cool things I get to do outside the ring and get that title reign in front of fans, finally.”

Is Drew McIntyre Willing To Go Heel?

As he continued, Drew spoke about how he’d be willing to go heel if it makes sense although he thinks there’s a lot of equity in him as a babyface too.

“The character itself, I’m willing to go any direction that is interesting. People are calling for a heel turn, but I’m not willing to do that unless it makes perfect sense. We have a lot of equity in Drew McIntyre. I show up at Special Olympics and see the effect WWE and McIntyre has on people and I can understand (John) Cena’s perspective of not turning. Of course, he’s on a higher level and did so much outside the ring, but I can understand where he was coming from.”

“For the right time and right moment and it was entertaining for the fans, I would be about that. One of my favorite runs was outside the company as a heel. When that dark side comes out, it’s pretty dark.”

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