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Vince McMahon Gave “Horrible Note” To Top Star Every Week

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Former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. has discussed how Vince McMahon would give a top WWE star the same “horrible note” every week just before going out on live television.

Drew McIntyre was involved in a landmark match at Clash At The Castle, main eventing the first stadium show in the United Kingdom for three decades. Although many expected him to win, Roman Reigns managed to retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, which has led to him hitting a new milestone as title holder.

In a discussion on his Wrestling with Freddie podcast, Hollywood star and former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. explained that it wasn’t always plain sailing for Drew McIntyre during his ‘Chosen One’ days, and he was given the same note by Vince McMahon every week.

Vince comes out and deems him the golden one, the next guy. And then every single week at TV, he would get the same note right before he would have to go on camera, ‘Try not to have a Scottish accent.’ Which is the most horrible note you could ever give a human being in their life, especially right before they’re going on live or taped television or backstage segment, and it was the only thing in his head.

Prinze Jr. went on to detail the advice to would try to give McIntyre in order to try and get the note out of his head.

I would tell him two words after that all the time, ‘Supreme confidence, Drew, supreme confidence, common man, don’t listen to that nonsense, supreme confidence.’ ‘Oh no, my accent.’ I remember I said, ‘You don’t think Braveheart made a bazillion dollars? Nobody cares!’

And he’s like, ‘Well, my boss cares.’ And that’s a tough argument to make, so it was real tough on this kid. He eventually got let go and he had to kind of discover himself through other promotions like TNA, I think he went to Japan for a little bit, and then eventually he becomes this huge star in these companies.

WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair recently discussed why Drew McIntyre not winning the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at Clash At The Castle was the correct decision.

With thanks to 411Mania for the transcription.