Drew McIntyre Fires Back At WWE Fans Calling Him A Hypocrite

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Drew McIntyre has made some interesting comments toward people criticizing after recently winning a big match.

In the first match of the night on the February 19th edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, Drew McIntyre picked up a huge win over the 2024 Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes. The two men had a terrific match that went nearly 20 minutes, but it ended in controversy.

Toward the conclusion of the match, Jimmy Uso ran out to the ring, so Cody punched him off the apron. The referee was dealing with Jimmy Uso, so Solo Sikoa grabbed Cody from behind and hit Cody with a Samoan Spike. The referee never saw it because he was looking at Jimmy Uso. That led to McIntyre hitting a Claymore Kick on Cody for the pinfall win.

It was a controversial win not only because of the interference but also due to McIntyre benefitting from The Bloodline to win a match. After all, McIntyre has been complaining for nearly two years about The Bloodline costing him at the Clash at the Castle event in September 2022, yet here he was winning a match because The Bloodline didn’t want Rhodes to win.

In a video posted on TikTok as well as X/Twitter, Drew McIntyre fired back at his critics.

“We’re in Perth, Western Australia, only took about 30 hours of flying to get here. I left right after Raw, right after defeating Cody Rhodes and of course heading right to the gym. I was the only one trusted by WWE to do media after literally stepping off the plane, while the other rest, which I have no issues with. I’ve worked hard to be trusted when it counts and as a result of these factors, I haven’t really had the chance to properly reflect on the past 48 hours, but I’ll give it go if people will stop asking for a picture every two seconds.”

“I’ve also read what some people have been saying online, you’ve heard what Cole and McAfee had to say. Let’s make this clear, I’m not a hypocrite. Don’t be pushing a false narrative to the masses when you have such power to influence instead of coming to the source and understanding the big picture.”

“Watch Monday back, look in my eyes, what do you see? You clearly see I wanted to attack Solo and when the time is right, I will. But I’ve grown as a person, a competitor, a leader. I can’t be selfish. I have to do what’s right for the fans and the future of the world title, even if he causes me physical and mental pain. I knew that a win over Cody sends me to Australia with even more momentum, only second person to pin him in two years, not to mention I’ve got LA Knight on SmackDown before Elimination Chamber on Saturday.”

“An appropriate week for a true workhorse. Seth has the easy road, I’m taking the hard road, as I’ve always done in my career and I’m leaving no doubt in anyone’s mind I am the real deal and I do not deserve my moment, I’ve earned it.”

It should be noted that McIntyre saying “look in my eyes, what do you see” is also a shot at CM Punk, who uses the Cult of Personality song by Living Colour and has those lyrics in the song.

Drew McIntyre Set For Huge Match at WWE Elimination Chamber

At WWE Elimination Chamber on February 24th in Perth, Australia, Drew McIntyre will be one of the six men in the Men’s Elimination Chamber match. The winner of that match gets to challenge Seth “Freakin” Rollins for the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 40.

Joining McIntyre in the Men’s Elimination Chamber match are Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley, Randy Orton, Logan Paul and LA Knight. The full lineup is below.

* Men’s Elimination Chamber Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton vs. Bobby Lashley vs. LA Knight vs. Kevin Owens vs. Logan Paul

* Women’s World Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Nia Jax

* Women’s Elimination Chamber Match: Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair vs. Liv Morgan vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Naomi vs. Raquel Rodriguez

* Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Judgment Day – Damian Priest & Finn Balor vs. Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate

* Grayson Waller Effect with Cody Rhodes & Seth “Freakin” Rollins

Elimination Chamber takes place on Saturday, February 24th at Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia, at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT streaming LIVE on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.