Drew McIntyre Explains Why He’s Not Holding Back In WWE

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The days of Drew McIntyre keeping comments to himself are over because the Scottish Warrior isn’t holding back.

At WWE Clash at the Castle, Drew McIntyre returns to his home country of Scotland to try to win back the World Heavyweight Title from Damian Priest.

It was over two months ago at WrestleMania 40 when McIntyre won the World Heavyweight Title from Seth Rollins. McIntyre celebrated by taunting his rival CM Punk at the commentary table, which led to Punk tripping McIntyre on the commentary table. Priest would go on to cash in Money in the Bank on McIntyre shortly after that so that McIntyre’s title reigns lasted less than six minutes.

Several weeks after WrestleMania 40, Drew McIntyre re-signed with WWE on a new contract. McIntyre has been a main event performer on the WWE Raw brand and is one of the top heels in the company as he heads into Clash at the Castle.

In an interview with Kenny McIntosh of Inside The Ropes, McIntyre talked about how in the current era of WWE led by Triple H, there is more freedom in terms of promos on television.

“I’d say that’s how it should be but it takes a while to get that level of comfort. So maybe it should be for certain people or at least it should be to a certain extent for most people, because you have to stay within the lines of the story. On a television show you have times to hit, you can’t just go out there and ramble for 45 minutes, you’ve gotta hit those times.

But the ones that know the character, know what they’re doing, having that a little extra freedom to just feel the crowd, you go out there and things don’t feel right. Like you’ve got a certain thing in your head, this ain’t right anymore, I’m gonna go this direction. Because if they’re not making noise, they don’t care then why are we doing this.

But as long as you’re smart enough and understand our job enough to stay within the lines of this story and the character, you should have that freedom and that’s what I did again, outside of the company, Impact has certain guidelines, ICW basically had no script.”

Drew McIntyre Tells WWE Fans That If It Seems Real It’s Because It Is Real

As he continued, McIntyre said he was just being an unfiltered version of himself.

“I go out there and I just go with my heart and that’s how I was able to succeed outside the company, how I learned, just be yourself. Coming back it was more of myself that’s ever been in the character that led me to a couple of world titles, but right now what you’re seeing is just the same Drew I was again, outside WWE. Unfiltered being myself, giving everything I truly feel inside and you can feel the emotion because I’m literally not holding back and if it seems real it is real.”

The WWE Clash at the Castle PLE takes place this Saturday, June 15th from Glasgow, Scotland.

* World Heavyweight Championship: Damian Priest (c) vs. Drew McIntyre

* I Quit Match for the Undisputed WWE Championship: Cody Rhodes (c) vs. AJ Styles

* WWE Women’s Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Piper Niven

* Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn (c) vs. Chad Gable

* WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill (c) vs. Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark vs. Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn

You can watch WWE Clash at the Castle, streaming live on Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.