The Hardest Thing Drew McIntyre Has To Deal With In WWE

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Drew McIntyre has truly come into his own as one of WWE’s biggest stars but now he’s admitted what he finds most difficult about being with the company.

Drew McIntyre first crossed the ocean in 2007 to pursue his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. In the 17 years that have passed, McIntyre has been the Chosen One, been in a three-man band, been released, rehired, won the WWE Title in front of no fans, and won and lost the World Heavyweight Championship in the space of 5 minutes.

McIntyre will get the chance to compete – should he be cleared from injury – in front of his countrymen when Scotland hosts its first-ever WWE premium live event on June 15th.

Speaking to PWInsider, Drew McIntyre touched on his new WWE contract and the upcoming Clash at the Castle show in Glasgow but stressed how important getting back home to see family is to him:

I am great. It’s an exciting time in my life and my career, as you mentioned, just re-signing with WWE and watching where the company is and where we’re going. You know, I just had to be part of it and, you know, personally, things are looking great. And I’m very, very excited to get back home to Scotland.

Not just for obviously the first ever Scottish PLE, with Clash of the Castle, again to see everybody back home because that’s so important to me these days. I’ve spent so many years away, sacrificing so much and realizing that it’s my family that truly sacrificed you know, their son, I have a cousin, their uncle, their brother. And anytime I can get back, which is way more often these days, is a huge bonus to me.

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Drew McIntyre admitted being away from his family is the hardest thing he’s ever had to deal with and it didn’t sink in until he was handed his first WWE contract that chasing his dreams meant moving halfway around the world:

It’s the hardest thing that I’ve had to deal with. This was always the dream since I was a kid – make it to WWE, and honestly, I’d never truly considered, oh yeah, you have to move to America, until I got signed. I was talking about this earlier during an interview, and I did all the work, I had the self-belief.

I was like, I’m going to be the first ever Scottish person signed directly from Scotland to WWE, and I finally did it. I had the contract in my hand and I went wait – I have to move to America and taking that into account and I’m so close with my family, so close with my mother, it was very hard to be away.

But they were so encouraging, kept pushing me forward, keep chasing the dream. And when you’re young, you can put yourself in that mode of just work, work, work.

And when I was a kid – work, work, work, party, party, party. And you don’t think too much, but years can slip by real quickly, and I’d get home maybe once a year during that period. It wasn’t enough, but over these past few years, I’ve grown up a lot more, I started thinking a lot more about back home and seeing people not with us anymore, like my mom, and my dad getting older, and my brother having my nephews, two kids, and seeing how big they get.

McIntyre credited Nick Khan and Triple H with making him feel more comfortable about his balance between work and family:

I realize – I want to be working on my dream, I don’t want to give that up, but at the same time I want to be home more, I want to try to find that balance cause that’s where I’m at in my life now and thankfully, thanks to Nick Khan and Triple H and WWE, we got there, where I feel comfortable with my family and my wife and I feel comfortable, I’m gonna be able to give to the company and give to my family at the same time.

Drew McIntyre has issued a strong warning to CM Punk if Punk dares to show his face in Glasgow at Clash at the Castle as the Scottish star has his heart set on reclaiming the World Heavyweight Championship that was snatched from him at WrestleMania 40.