Drew McIntyre has opened up about his WWE persona that has taken a turn to the dark side while also allowing him to express his true feelings.
During his WWE career that started when he was in his early 20s as the “Chosen One,” Drew McIntyre has changed personas quite a few times. The best run of his career was from 2020 until mid-2023. In 2020, Drew McIntyre won the Royal Rumble and became one of the most popular stars in the company.
Unfortunately for Drew, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world in March 2020 and his WrestleMania 36 main event match with Brock Lesnar took place in front of no fans. Instead, McIntyre beat Lesnar clean to win the WWE Title for the first time while nobody was on hand to cheer for him. McIntyre would win the WWE Title for a second time that year as well.
In the years since then, McIntyre has had chances to win major championships, but he hasn’t been able to do it. That has led to a heel turn in the last few months due to McIntyre being frustrated and blaming others for his career not turning out as he expected.
While talking to ReviewSTL, Drew talked about his current WWE character and was asked if this was the most compelling character he has had in WWE.
“100%. I always kind of compete with myself. I don’t really compete with anyone else on the roster. It’s just, I’ll never be number one because I’m always competing with myself.”
“Looking across the board, WWE in general, but specifically on Raw, everybody is upping their game. Be it on the microphone, be it from a character perspective. Be it from the in-ring game. It’s awesome to see because it’s a three hour show and it’s not easy to sit down and watch a three hour wrestling show. It’s like watching a three-hour film, no matter how good it is, a Martin Scorcese number. ‘Wow, that was really good, but it was long.’”
“These days, we have so many different characters, unique storytelling going on. For me, personally, this is the most compelling character-wise I’ve felt in a very long time because of the different approach we’re taking telling stories, which is to make it as real as possible because if it’s real to the superstar, they’re feeling it and the audience will be with them.”
Drew McIntyre Making Enemies Ahead Of WWE Royal Rumble
On back-to-back episodes of WWE Monday Night Raw, Drew McIntyre has had lengthy promo battles with two of the company’s biggest stars: CM Punk and Cody Rhodes.
When McIntyre spoke to Punk, he criticized the Straight Edge Superstar for not being much of a leader. As for Cody, Drew said that he always believed in him, but that Drew was going to finish the story by winning the WWE Championship in front of the fans, unlike his past when he won the WWE Title twice with no fans in attendance.
No matter what happens at the Royal Rumble on January 27th, look for a very motivated Drew McIntyre to play a big role in one of the biggest WWE matches of the year.